Detroit Dragway Photos - Legends of the 60s - JoeStevensPhotos


Detroit Dragway Photos - Legends of the 60s

The Spitfire: the Pendleton-Eskelin-Snyder-Auer-Nimitz team from Ashtabula, Ohio, took a page from the Arfons brothers book (creators of the Green Monster) by creating an Allison-powered dragster than ran in excess of 152 mph. named after the Spitfire aircraft that carries the same Allison engine. This photo taken in 1960 by Professional Sports Photographer, Joe Stevens at the Detroit Dragway. And I had a guest comment on this photo & told me that Howard Wysong was tragically killed in this car at the AHRA National Championship Drag Race on June, 13, 1964 at US 30 Dragstrip near Gary Indiana.

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