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Victor Archer
11-19-2004, 03:30 PM
There's nothing quite like watching Top Fuel Funny Cars at night.

T. Adams
11-19-2004, 09:30 PM
Ahh...............Nitro!!

Nice stuff.

Nothing quite like it.
I would just like the chance to be on the starting line one time to see these guys run.

Gary Osif
11-20-2004, 08:03 AM
I have been a nitro fanatic since the mid-late '60s There is nothing like the shockwave, the fumes and the sound of a blown nitro engine. :thumbsup:

If you are down by the starting line when a pair launch, it will actually 'flutter' your vision momentarily from the shockwave. They go over 100mph in the first 60' and the dragsters are going over 275 at 1/8 mile!

You can hear these things idling a half mile away! When they hit the throttle, it's unlike anything you've ever heard!

Taking a first-timer through the pits when they are warming them up is fun. Walking the uninitiated through a thick cloud of nitro fumes is always sure to get a response! It's almost like tear gas or mace!

It's AWESOME! TV does them NO justice.

Great pix!

Gary

Victor Archer
11-20-2004, 08:51 AM
Gary,
Could'nt have said that any better myself :thumbsup: . If you have never been around Nitro cars you just have no idea. You can't explain it to anyone you just have to go hear, see, and feel them. There's nothing quite like taking someone through the pits and getting them their first Nitro buzz :D .