Blood Letters and Badmen
Hot Rod|March 2022
In the early ’60s, drag racing became a theater of the fantastic. Funny Cars still held very close to the original form, completely recognizable as the street machines from whence they came.
By Ro Mcgonegal

Indeed, the normally aspirated pioneers engendered the deception. Though they might have appeared unmolested, leading technology seethed beneath a mild-mannered exterior. But that changed irrevocably when the hammer went down, the pipes burned red, and the still-exploding nitro spewing from them overpowered the senses and seized the lungs. That was the physical phenomenon. Was anything ever the same after experiencing this primal scream?

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