Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History a Quarter-Mile at a Time – Episode 6

Unsurprisingly, the drag racing scene in 1956 looked and operated very differently compared to the sport today. Timing experiments were conducted for speed over distance and time, racers were sent off (up to five times) with a flag instead of a Christmas tree, and Wally Parks of the NHRA was determined to keep his belief of “cars are the stars” instead of prize money top of everyone’s mind. And that’s just the beginning! Hear more from Jack Beckman about the sport’s progression.

Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 1
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 2
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 3
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 4
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 5
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 7
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 8

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