Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History a Quarter-Mile at a Time – Episode 9

1959 was an important and jam-packed year for drag racing. For starters, it was the 10th year of drag racing being an organized, legitimized sport and it was still proving to be successful. Car clubs were encouraged in the community by the NHRA and they were quickly growing in numbers, reaching over 800 within the year. The NHRA Nationals made their way to Detroit Dragway and the competition was fierce. Jack Beckman explains.

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 6
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 7
Jack Beckman’s Hot Rod History: Episode 8

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