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    Thumbs up Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by map351 View Post
    Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s ....... Enjoy..
    "Those were the days my friend we thought they'd NEVER end"...... But they did !!!!!
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    That's one of the best videos ever! Man there were a lot of really great names in gasser history on that video! Reminded me of sitting in the stands before I even got my driver's license in 1966, watching these cars run. Drag racing has never been as enjoyable for me as it was in the 60's!
    Thanks again for digging this great stuff up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1946Austin View Post
    That's one of the best videos ever! Man there were a lot of really great names in gasser history on that video! Reminded me of sitting in the stands before I even got my driver's license in 1966, watching these cars run. Drag racing has never been as enjoyable for me as it was in the 60's!
    Thanks again for digging this great stuff up!
    A BIG DITTO ...... for me the "car-fever" started a few years earlier. Which meant I had the "addiction" quite a few years before "drag strips" were thought of in the Pittsburgh area.

    Granted, in those early days of my ""obsession" with hot rods things were a LOT different. It was just prior to the time that many people refer to as the "early days of the muscle car years". Not that there wasn't "hot-factory-built" cars back then it was just there were not as many of these Detroit-built hot rods around back then.

    I have to say even though the "hot cars" were not as prevalent as there were a few years later it did not stop "piston-heads" from having "fun with cars". Most of the cars we hot-rodded back then were basically "mildly modified". Most of which were still powered by the engine they came with from the factory. Mods were usually dual exhausts with "glasspacs" attached to the 4 barrel carb engines. The "3-on-the tree" shifted tranny converted to floor shifters, no front bumpers or hub caps with over-sized worn out (bald) recap snow tires on the rear.

    There were a few true hot rods roaming the streets in those days but they were scare compared to what would happen a few years later when GTO, SS/Z28's, Road Runners/Super Bees, 442's, GT/Boss Mustangs, etc became commonplace.

    Prior to the muscle car era a couple hundred bucks or so could get you a very "hot rod-able" 55/57 Chevy or Ford. Even though the "factory built" muscle cars had much MORE H/P that did not mean that they were that much MORE "hot rod fun".

    BTW.... I found a few DVD's on eBay very similar to the video link posted by map351. Those old videos fuel my rekindled desire for "vintage drag racing"
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    Vintage Drag Racing Irony

    Ironically, just after I made the post above I checked my e-mail and found this link .... sent to me from a long time hot rod friend (who I met at Carlisle about 10 yrs ago).

    Go To: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBiNH...layer_embedded
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    Another great video! That Allison powered rail was unusual, even back then!

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