Monday, February 6, 2012

Midwest Drag Race Footage 1958-60

Spotted 2 (maybe 3) Crosley-bodied drag cars in this flick posted on my fave Hotrod site, the HAMB.  Great fun 8mm footage from the Jurassic era of straight line motorsport.  First up (about one minute in) is an early Crosley sedan body sitting inside a full size frame that's sporting some real pizza cutters. At about six and a half minutes is the monster above - sadly we don't see the run.  One of the very last cars in the film is a highly modified white coupe that looks to me like a VERY chopped Crosley sedan... like mailslot windshield chopped.  I'm not 100% sure it started out as a Crosley, but it sure looks like it. I also don't know what else it could be...  Whole show is about 10 minutes - well worth it if you're fond of mid fifties middle America - check it out!

2 comments:

JIm... said...

Great video. Puts you in to overload looking at everything. The support vehicles are just as interesting as the dragsters. Definitely need to watch it a few more times.

Jim...

Ol' Man Foster said...

Oh yeah, the whole scene is eyecandy! And that's only Part I... here's Part II: http://youtu.be/bak8WCcZktc