When The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was constructed within the not too distant previous, it was no a lot the introduction of drag racing to Las Vegas but it surely absolutely was the continuation of the game’s legacy that had been part of the realm for many years. The video beneath was taken at Henderson, Nevada and it reveals some actually cool outdated sizzling rods and slingshots messing round. Between the vehicles on the strip and the vehicles we are able to see towing them, this seems to be a movie from the late 1950s and that was one of the fascinating occasions within the sport’s historical past.
With no sound it’s unattainable to know if all of those vehicles have been working on gasoline or if any of them have been tipping the can into the tank. Clearly that is the time interval of the NHRA “gas ban” which is so broadly misunderstood we could re-run a bit we revealed on it a few years in the past quickly. The racers at this strip wouldn’t have been certain, obligated, or even perhaps knowledgeable that such a factor existed. We’re seeing drag racing on this video at about probably the most pure state you’ll be able to see it.
There’s an open hunk of deserted street or an unused air strip (appears too slim for that), a flagman, and a few guys hanging across the beginning line. No stands, there look like some vehicles parked to the facet, and that’s about it. The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway represents the highest stage drag racing stadium of right this moment whereas this represents the game as Wally Parks and others knew it on the time. None of those guys would have ever predicted the worldwide nature of the gazillion greenback drag racing trade right this moment.
A enjoyable video as a result of it’s at all times nice to see the sprouts of what grew into the drag racing world of right this moment.
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