Back in the early 1950’s when America was at the other end of the stick, jobs were plentiful & money was good. A young man could get himself a 20 year old coupe and build it for speed. Closed circuit tracks weren’t built yet, so what were the Fuelfed forefathers to do? That’s right, a bottle of whiskey, some high-test fuel and empty service roads and you had yourself some good old American fun.
We found this vintage shot of a chopped Ford & Chevy dragging near Cicero & Archer in Chicago’s dark Irish neighborhood.
Is that a prototype timing trigger in the dirt? US Army surplus fabrication no doubt. My grandfather would be proud.