“Some people paint. Others write. Some design a rocket to the moon. But for us it’s trying to build a machine that’ll cover a quarter of a mile quicker than anything else on four wheels.”
Legendary racing figure Dode Martin sums it up best in this 1959 documentary filmed at and around the NHRA Nationals. It is amazing to look back, nearly sixty years now, at what these guys were doing in the low-low-tech world of the early drag races.