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While in pursuit of safety and performance, Top-Fuel racing has developed into what we know as its modern incarnation, the rear-engine dragster. But this standard was not always so refined my friend. During the fountainhead, drivers would buckle-up directly behind the rubber band with a fairly decent chance of watching it snap in full-color (typically a spherical array or red, yellow and black). However, all is not lost for the head-nosed slingshot. Formed in 1989 by Jim Post, the FEDA (Front-Engine Dragsters of America) has helped to revitalize the love of this nostalgic racing. Organizing events with AC Delco sponsorship, their association of maniacs and similar assemblage offer us the chance to view this lost art once again. So jump in the Volvo, head towards the quarter-mile and support your local death wish.

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