Úvod »» Kings of the Quarter-Mile Rail-Jobs, Slingshots Dragsters & Mid-Engine
When our young veterans began returning from World War II, they applied the knowledge they gained from Uncle Sam in the fledgling hot rod movement. As speeds increased, rodders learned the hard way just how dangerous it was to drag it out on city streets. In the mid 1950s, organized drag racing gave hot rodders a safer place to race, and cars evolved from pre-war coupes and sedans to crude rail jobs, which were stripped and narrowed frame rails with nothing more than an engine, driveline, seat, and steering gear.
These rail jobs soon gave way to hand-made, finely crafted Slingshot Dragsters. Dubbed Kings of the Sport, these supercharged, fuel-injected Slingshots burned exotic fuels and captured the attention of every young enthusiast from coast to coast. The cars dazzled with gleaming chrome, Candy Apple, Pearlescent, and Metalflake paint jobs, while the nitromethane fuel produced an unforgettable thunderous sound. With 160 pages & 337 illustrations