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    Video: Watch these NHRA top fuel dragsters pull successive barrel-rolls

    To win a race, you have to finish the race. It's the first lesson of racing, no matter what kind you're into. In drag racing, though, if your opponent crashes out – as is not uncommon a sight – then victory is yours. But what if both dragsters fail to make it to the finish ...

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    Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1990 Coors Extra Gold Top Fuel Dragster Replica

    Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1990 Coors Extra Gold Top Fuel Dragster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every fancied owing your own Top Fuel Dragster? Are you also a fan of beer brewed from the waters of Golden, Colorado? Barrett-Jackson has the car for you. It may only be a replica but ...

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    Nanodragster is 50,000 times thinner than a hair, rides on gold dust

    Our sister site keeps up with the plainly-visible automated machines that are precursors to The Robot Apocalypse. But what about the microscopic machines that the T900s will be working with? At right in the picture above is a Top Fuel dragster. To the left is a nanodragster; the red guys in the ...

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    SEMA 2009: 1951 Henry J gasser is a 7-second blast from the past

    1951 Kaiser Henry J - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's another black beauty that caught our attention in the halls of SEMA 2009. It's a 1951 Kaiser Henry J owned and raced by Chris Beanes of California. Running in A/Gas, this gloss-free gasser can storm the quarter in the mid-7s at ...

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    VIDEO: 700-HP Saab 99 Quattro Turbo is like missing Koenigsegg ancestor

    700-hp 1969 Saab 99 Quattro Turbo – Click above to watch video
    Sweden has just over nine million people – that's an entire country whose population is just a little bigger than New York City – and we'd believe it if someone told us they exclusively devoted their time to blessing ...

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    22-year-old sheik spending $10M a year to become the Yankees of drag racing?

    There are a number of parallels with an all-American tale of racing fan turned team owner: Man loves drag racing since boyhood, comes from a region crazy for the sport, started off in racing's little league, and races to win even in the big leagues. Yet the differences are enough to inform us that ...

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    VIDEO: Garage 419 pits GT-R against rented Hertz Corvette... with nitrous

    Click the image above to view the gassed 'Vette take on the Nissan GT-R after the jump
    The Garage 419 team is anything but conventional, so when they say they're going to race a Nissan GT-R against a $500 competitor, you know it's going to be entertaining. Host Matt Farah had the easy task of ...

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    Liability in Hammond crash falls on dragster maker, BBC

    Britain's Health and Safety Executive faulted both the BBC and the makers of the Vampire dragster, Primetime Landspeed Engineering, for Richard Hammond's dastardly crash. The HSE said that the risk assessment that Primetime gave to the BBC didn't take into account that Hammond didn't have the ...

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    Out-of-control dragster kills six in Tennessee

    A tragic accident at a charity drag race Saturday night in Selmer, Tenn. has claimed the lives of at least six people, including a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, and injured as many as 18 others. An Associated Press report on CNN has witnesses saying the car was participating in an exhibition ...

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    SCM counts down Top 10 eBay Motors auctions that shouldn't have happened

    You see it all the time on eBay; resolute bidders refusing to pull out, even though they've driven the price up far beyond reason. Harder to find these days are the mythical screaming deals of yesteryear - things that go stupid-cheap to a shrewd buyer with an evil chuckle. Sports Car Market has ...

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    VIDEO: Hamster dragster crash footage!

    As we reported earlier, Richard Hammond was volunteering, if not lobbying from his bedside, for the BBC to show the footage of his 300-mph dragster crash that put him in the hospital and Top Gear on hiatus. Meanwhile, here at Autoblog we've been happy to report that the Hamster is on the fast ...

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    Set the TiVo: Hammond crash will be made into show

    Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond's crash that came at the hands of a jet-powered dragster going 300 mph may find its way onto a tellie near you (or halfway around the world if you live in the U.S.). The BBC would like to air a special that shows not only footage of the crash, but also the ...

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    Teen driver loses life in jet dragster accident

    In a tragic accident on Sunday, 17-year-old Canadian drag-racing protégé Kendall Hebert died when her jet-powered dragster crashed into a wall at Toronto Motorsport Park in the suburb of Cayuga, outside Hamilton, Ontario. The accident occurred during a demonstration, not a race. The ...

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    Top Gear fights for survival as BBC postpones show indefinitely

    As Top Gear host Richard Hammond recovers from his 300-mph crash, the show's future remains in limbo. The crash occurred while filming a segment for the upcoming series, but with Hammond still in hospital with the full scope of his injuries still unknown, the new season is being postponed ...

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    Hammond Update: "Was I driving like a tw*t?"

    Here at Autoblog we've been inundated with comments and news updates from well-wishers praying for Richard Hammond's full and speedy recovery following his shocking 300-mph crash this past Wednesday. And so we're pleased to report that the Hamster's condition is improving dramatically. According ...

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    UPDATE: Details on Richard Hammond crash

    Sky News is reporting more details on the circumstances surrounding the crash involving Top Gear host Richard Hammond. Apparently Hammond was making an attempt at the British land speed record in the Thule Vampire, a 30-foot Rolls-Royce jet-powered dragster made in Sweden capable of reaching 272 ...

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    Find of the Day: 1959 BMW Isetta drag racer

    Browsing the inventory of The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, we ran across this little beast. Based on BMW's Isetta 3-wheeler, a car barely able to get out of its own way, Weiner's Isetta "Whatta Drag" is, um, considerably quicker than the original model. A case of life imitating art (or in this ...

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    VIDEO: Drag racing tires in slow-mo

    We always assumed that every component of a top-fuel dragster or funny car undergoes an unthinkable amount of stress on each run, but this high-quality, slow-motion video shows exactly how a drag racing tire reacts to the extreme amount of abuse it takes each time down the track. As substantial as ...


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