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The links found on this page will take you to other sites that I visit fairly often. If you've not "been there," I would suggest that you take the time to check them out. I feel quite sure you'll enjoy much of what you encounter along the way.
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Gone! - The Wheeler Dealer Diecast Model is sold out! In 2001 1320 Inc. introduced the first six cars in their "The Fuelers" series of 1/24th-scale diecast models featuring historic front-engined dragsters from the 1960s. The original Wheeler Dealer was the second in the series, the first being Tony Nancy's "Sizzler" car, with Don Garlits' 1968 "Swamp Rat XII" number three, Dick Kalivoda's "Joker" number four and so on.
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Old friend and photographer Roy Wells chronicled 1960's New England drag racing at Sanford, Maine and Conn. Dragway. Go to this public Facebook album to see some nice examples of his work from that era.
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Don Ewald's Fuel Dragsters...We Did It For Love: The ultimate front-engine and early rear-engine Fuel Dragsters picture pages, and a whole lot more. Absolutely not to be missed!!!
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The popular nostalgia drag racing related phenomena known as "Cacklefest"  has grown by leaps and bounds in the past ten years or so. Nostalgia fan Ron "Big Yohns" Johnson created a site devoted to this ever-growing segment of the sport. Learn the history of the "craze," and check out the schedule to see if there will be a Cacklefest "coming soon" to your neighborhood.
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The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is not to be missed if you find yourself in SoCal with time on your hands. Great restored historic drag cars and lots of fascinating static displays will keep avid drags fans busy for a whole afternoon...or a lifetime!
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Two other museums that should be of significant interest to all serious gearheads are The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, and the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Florida.
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Back in the early days of organized drag racing, beginning in the mid-1950s, the weekly publication Drag News was the most widely read source for the latest news and views. It was noted especially for it's Standard 1320 class records list, and the fiercely fought Standard 1320 "Mr. Eliminator" challenges for supremacy in the various dragster classes.  Many of the movers and shakers that were in the headlines in those heady days are now a part of today's Standard 1320 Group - some 300+ died-in-the-wool drag fanatics and Nitro Junkies of all ages and genders. Check out the 1320 membership roster -- how many folks do you remember...or know?
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Drag Racing in Hawai'i? You bet! Three of the four major Hawaiian islands currently have drag strips. Maui Raceway Park is my "home track," and is one of the oldest continually operating strips in the country. Here are links for info on the Hilo (Big Island) and Kauai tracks. Also, photographer Mike Thompson covers the drags action statewide. Check out his Islandracer.com for his latest race photos. (O'ahu's Hawai'i Raceway Park officially "closed its doors" in April, 2006. The future of 1/4-mile drag racing on that island is still very much in limbo at this point in time. Too bad!)
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For information on all kinds of motorsports scenes here in Hawai'i, be sure to check out Hawai'i Motorhead Magazine and Honolulu Streets. Lots of "good stuffs!"

A drag racing social networking site, Drag Racers Reunion, is a popular place to "hang out" at. Lots of photos of all types of drag cars, both past and present, are well worth taking a look at. Sign up to interact with fellow racers and fans throughout the world.
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Project 1320 "was designed to be more than just a film to document the sport's roots and pat ourselves on the back, it is an important step in bridging the gap between us - automotive and drag racing enthusiasts - and those people not involved in our world."

The NHRA's Hot Rod Heritage Series is the premier nostalgia drag racing series. Among the series' events are the National Hot Rod Reunion, at Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY, the fabled California Hot Rod Reunion at historic Famoso Raceway, near Bakersfield, and new in 2013, the New England Hot Rod Reunion, at New England Dragway, Epping, NH.
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Every October the north central North Carolina town of Henderson hosts the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame event. Many of those who have contributed to the sport of drag racing over the years are honored at this annual gathering. (It's more of a glorified bench racing session and car show, no actual racing takes place.) Friends who have been fortunate enough to attend this event speak very highly of it. 
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Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian - with photographic help from husband Mark - has created an outstanding site that covers the Nostalgia Drag Racing circuit extensively in words and superb pictures.
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My pals George & Karen Adams have a site that's dedicated to the glories of drag racing in the Northwest quadrant of the country. Check out their 15 pages of photos from last year's California Hot Rod Reunion at nwdragracing.com ... you'll be glad you did!
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Now, here is a prime example of a nostalgia racing organization resurrecting itself. The American Nostalgia Racing Assn. is alive and well. Visit their website to see what's going on.
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Are you into racing stats? Do you want the very latest news and photos from the "wide world of drag racing?" Bill Pratt's Drag Racing List site is the place to go!
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If you're totally into Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters, the All American Fuel Dragsters site is where you need to be. Also, be sure to check out AAFD News/AAFC News for a lot of timely info and great photos by Pam & Darrell Conrad.

Vintage Fuel Magazine is yet another good source of news and views about the goings on in the world of nostalgia drag racing.
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BangShift.com  is the "Car Junkie Daily Magazine, featuring news, videos, car features and community in the world of muscle cars and hot rods." These guys did a great job with a live feed from the 2009 California Hot Rod Reunion! That coverage was absolutely priceless to a nitroholic like me!
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Drag Racing Online showcases the talents of some of the finest writers the sport has known including Jeff Burk, Bret Kepner and Ro McGonegal plus cartoons from your DragFink pal, Jeff DeGrandis. For the very latest news and commentary (no BS!) be sure to check it out!
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Another popular internet magazine is Competition Plus which features up-to-the-minute news and views from the drag racing mainstream.
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The Hemmings Auto Blogs are always full of truly obscure & interesting information. I like it, you will, too!
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For a somewhat "different" perspective on drag racing check out Drag Racing Underground, the cyber home for "The Doc" and others from the lunatic fringe! (Just kidding J & D!)
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Then, of course, there are the two "major players" in the drag racing sanctioning game: NHRA and IHRA. Check them out for the latest happenings in the always fascinating world of "corporate" straight line racing.
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Also, be sure to check out National Dragster editor Phil Burgess' "Dragster Insider" blog, a must read for his excellent insights into the history of drag racing!
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For news from the world of Rock 'n' Roll, check out Rolling Stone's rockdaily page for all the latest haps!
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Finally, if you're into digital photography at all, be sure to check out the Digital Photography Review web site - a true leader in this field!

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