Since 1998 the largest drag racing history and photo site on the planet.

 

 

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Photos are like memories, they're very subjective. This site is all about memories through images. Obviously a large number of the photos herein were taken by professional photographers. However, many were taken by a teenager just trying to get a shot of his hero du' jour. Thus, the quality of these shots vary greatly. Memory wise, the picture taken with a five dollar Brownie 110 is worth more to the shooter than an image from some pros 2k Hasselblad.

My point is, it's not about quality, it's about sharing unrecorded history and lost moments captured on film. My goal has never been to post only the "perfect" shots. The objective here is to give back some of what many of us thought was lost forever. So my friends, enjoy what we've got left and be thankful we have it.

 

 

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For its first two decades drag racing was somewhat free of strict rules, corporate influence or formal protocol. Overall, drag racers were not politically correct - in fact, just the opposite. Most of the NHRA was made up of hard core racers, not wimpy accountants. There were no "cookie cutter" cars accompanied with hospitality rigs. The majority of us used open trailers and carried our spare parts in milk cartons. From the early 1950's through the 1970's the race cars were, for the most part, financed out of pocket and innovation was foremost and many paid the ultimate price for that innovation. Very few racers broke even - let alone made a living... for what other reason would we do it? We loved it!

This site is dedicated to all those who ... Did It For Love.

 

 

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"Kansas John" Wiebe - AA/FD - Irwindale, 1970

In an instant the night air literally explodes around you.  The ground rumbles under your feet.  The unique aroma of nitromethane assails your nostrils. Your eyes water... your eardrums vibrate then your brain goes on hold.
All is right with the world!  
John Shanks Photo

 

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