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We Did It For Love

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Website created by former Top Fuel driver, Don Ewald. They focus on the first two decades of the sport, from the mid-1950s until the mid-1970s. The site also has some great info on Drag Boats and current Nostalgia Drag Racing. There is a lot of free information as well as a paid membership that give you access to all 450,000 photos and a ton of information.

The following is from their website:

“For its first two decades, drag racing was somewhat free of strict rules, corporate influence or formal protocol. Overall, drag racers were not politically correct - in fact, just the opposite. Most of the NHRA was made up of racers and not wimpy accountants. There were no “cookie-cutter” cars accompanied by hospitality rigs. The majority of us used open trailers and carried our spare parts in milk cartons. From the early 1950s through the 1970s the race cars were, for the most part, financed out of pocket and innovation was foremost and many paid the ultimate price for those innovations. Very few racers broke even - let alone made a living… for what other reason would we do it? We loved it!

This site is dedicated to all those who… Did It For Love.”


Drag Photos by John L. Johnson

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John Johnson was the track photographer at Maple Grove Drag-O-Way in Reading, PA from the mid-1960s until the late-1970s. While his work as a photographer isn't specifically based in New England, his website does feature photos of a number of racers who were active in the New England area at the time.

Dragtime News

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Orange Drag Strip Reunion

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