Drag Racing

Experience NHRA Drag Racing

Experience NHRA Drag Racing
I recently had the opportunity to attend my first ever drag race event with the National Hot Rod Association. I’ll start out by saying that no amount of photographs or video can really capture what you’ll experience at a drag racing event.
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1958 Hot Rod Nationals: Ingenuity in Action

1958 Hot Rod Nationals: Ingenuity in Action
Hot Rod Magazine put together this great film back in 1950s with a look at the 1958 Hot Rod Nationals in Detroit. As they describe drag racing at the Hot Rod Nationals, it’s “half a mile of asphalt:  a quarter mile to race on and a quarter mile to slow down in.”
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1970s Jaguar XJ Goes Drag Racing

1970s Jaguar XJ Goes Drag Racing
While the 1970s Jaguar XJ is certainly an iconic vehicle, it was better known for its luxury and styling than for its performance (except maybe the XJ12). But where there’s a will, there’s a way, and in this case we have footage of an early 1970s XJ that’s been fitted with a 700 horsepower, turbocharged GM LSx (402ci) engine.
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Unlikely Drag Race: Cadillac CTS-V vs. Toyota Tundra

Unlikely Drag Race: Cadillac CTS-V vs. Toyota Tundra
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about drag racing, it’s that you never know what sort of vehicles will show up to flex their muscle. After all, if you’ve got a big enough engine and nail the shift points, you could probably build a drag racer out of a Peel P50.
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Unlim 500+: Destination Greece

Unlim 500+: Destination Greece
Dragtimes Russia takes us to the airport runway in Tympaki, Greece to experience the first ever European edition of the Unlim 500+ drag race, which requires that all vehicles involved have at least a 500 horsepower engine – with no top-end power limit.
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World’s Fastest Toyota Supra Hits the Drag Strip

World’s Fastest Toyota Supra Hits the Drag Strip
The Toyota Supra is a legendary street racer, and many can’t wait for Toyota to bring back this classic – perhaps with bits of the Scion FR-S driving the next-gen model. But for now, we’ll have to be satisfied with the Supras already on the road.
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