Archive for the ‘Drag Racing’ Category
Ever wondered how top fuel dragsters can be the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world with up to 12,000 hp and make it from 0-330mph in 3.65 seconds well wonder no more as we look a the rather amazing engineering of top fuel dragsters.
Today, let’s look back at the life and career of a pioneer in women’s drag racing, and how her depiction in a feature film cemented her legacy
It goes without saying, it can be a tough world for a woman to live in too much of the time. But just as often, there comes along a brave young woman who proves she can do something just as well as a man could, and then some. In American drag racing, this was Shirley Muldowney.
With a career spanning 60 years on strips across America, her record dwarfs that of 99 percent of drag racers of any gender. Today, at 80 years old, she still makes appearances signing autographs for a large group of dragster fans that adored her in their youth. Other women may have driven faster than her, but no one else is the undisputed first lady of the drag strip … More