BLT 77 wrote:
The last picture was Jim Nicoll's crash at the US Nationals in 1970. His clutch exploded, which cut the car in half. It was the final round of eliminations, Don Prudhomme was the winner.
It was a clutch explosion in his own front-engine dragster that prompted "Big Daddy" Don Garlits to build a rear-engine TF'er, and not long after that, everyone had switched over to that configuration. Very cool collection of pics, Kevin! I wonder where the body ended up on the funny car in the second pic?
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