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In the department of little-known milestones, 2012 marks the sixty first birthday of the National Hot Rod Association. Started by magazine editor Wally Parks in 1951 in California, the association organizes and promotes the sport of drag racing.    Drag racing sounds like one of those sports that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s.  How exciting can it be to see two cars race each other down a straight track in a contest that lasts only a few seconds?

In the department of little-known milestones, 2012 marks the sixty first birthday of the National Hot Rod Association. Started by magazine editor Wally Parks in 1951 in California, the association organizes and promotes the sport of drag racing. Drag racing sounds like one of those sports that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. How exciting can it be to see two cars race each other down a straight track in a contest that lasts only a few seconds?

“The Outcast”– based on other old pics I’ve seen, this hot rod may have belonged to Ed “Isky” Iskederian– also known as “The Camfather.” Isky started racing at Bonneville back in 1950, and soon became a legend. After returning home from WWII, Isky resumed racing and started grinding cams in his garage, more of an art than a science in those days, and they became one of the top performance cams around.  Oh yeah– pinstriping on this bad boy by Von Dutch..

“The Outcast”– based on other old pics I’ve seen, this hot rod may have belonged to Ed “Isky” Iskederian– also known as “The Camfather.” Isky started racing at Bonneville back in 1950, and soon became a legend. After returning home from WWII, Isky resumed racing and started grinding cams in his garage, more of an art than a science in those days, and they became one of the top performance cams around. Oh yeah– pinstriping on this bad boy by Von Dutch..

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Top Fuel Dragster nhra drag racing race hot rod rods r wallpaper

Hot Rod Magazine's Top 100 Most Influencial Hot Rods of All Time - Hot Rod Network

Hot Rod Magazine's Top 100 Most Influencial Hot Rods of All Time - Hot Rod Network

Top Fuel racer Larry Dixon will return to the site of one of National Hot Rod Association drag racing’s wildest crashes when the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Series Top Fuel champion competes in next week’s 48th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals. http://www.dragracingscene.com/news/larry-dixon-returns-to-gainesville/

Top Fuel racer Larry Dixon will return to the site of one of National Hot Rod Association drag racing’s wildest crashes when the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Series Top Fuel champion competes in next week’s 48th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals. http://www.dragracingscene.com/news/larry-dixon-returns-to-gainesville/

Dodge has extended its agreement as the title rights sponsor of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway for the 2017 season, Dodge and NHRA. http://www.dragracingscene.com/news/dodge-extends-sponsorship-of-nhra-mello-yello-drag-racing-series-event-at-maple-grove-raceway/

Dodge has extended its agreement as the title rights sponsor of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway for the 2017 season, Dodge and NHRA. http://www.dragracingscene.com/news/dodge-extends-sponsorship-of-nhra-mello-yello-drag-racing-series-event-at-maple-grove-raceway/

Mendy Fry Takes the Top Fuel Win at the 2017 March Meet - Hot Rod Network

Mendy Fry Takes the Top Fuel Win at the 2017 March Meet - Hot Rod Network

Don Schumacher Racing Dynos 11,000HP in Top Fuel Hemi With New Engine Torque Sensor - Hot Rod Network

Don Schumacher Racing Dynos 11,000HP in Top Fuel Hemi With New Engine Torque Sensor - Hot Rod Network

Is Nick's '53 #Ford F-100 the Top August Fan Ride?  He wrote, "My 1953 F-100 390 FE Engine. Thanks Summit Racing Equipment. 390 FE Engine Bored 40 over, #Edelbrock performance Heads and Intake, 3 speed TCI automatic transmission, .373 gears, American Racing rims, #Hoosier tires. 2002 Prowler Orange Metallic paint."

Is Nick's '53 #Ford F-100 the Top August Fan Ride? He wrote, "My 1953 F-100 390 FE Engine. Thanks Summit Racing Equipment. 390 FE Engine Bored 40 over, #Edelbrock performance Heads and Intake, 3 speed TCI automatic transmission, .373 gears, American Racing rims, #Hoosier tires. 2002 Prowler Orange Metallic paint."

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