A random shot from about 1966 or so, of an older “Emeryville” International COE and a 1950s MHS trailer hauling the Rocky Mtn. Drag Team.
Can someone ID the red car, please? My brain wants to tell me it’s a Studebaker wagon, but that can’t be right, can it?
Thanks. Something about the headlight rings said Stude to me, but I didn’t think that was right.
Could it be a 1957 Pontiac wagon?
Maybe another 8V-71 humming away under that cab, dual exhaust.
I’m guessing mid 60’s, I see a Chevelle in the back of the trailer.
Last note, possible fender well headers on the 57 sitting in its top perch.
That’s the exact way I’d put together a tri-five today, chrome reverse steelies and white painted fender well headers and all, not cool enough for the restomod crowd, too unoriginal for the cork sniffin numbers matching crowd. Perfect for me!
Does anyone know why drag racing is called ‘drag’ racing? Rather than, say, sprint race? It seems a peculiar term, and I figure with out wide knowledge base someone here might have the answer.
The word “drag” is a very old English word for a type of sled that was dragged along. Then wheels were added, and pulled along by two men or so. It was a very low thing, close to the ground, often used for pulling timbers.
Eventually the main thoroughfares where drags were often…dragged along became known as drags, or the main drag.
When kids started racing their jalopies, it was typically on the main drag (street) of the town. Or maybe at the edge of the town. They were racing on the main drag, hence drag racing.
The term “main drag” was once used quite commonly to denote the main street/thoroughfare of a town.
Thanks Paul. Drag racing not being big in my country, I wondered.
I remember having a discussion with my wife about quarter horses (she was a Vet Tech at that time). I asked her what made a horse be called a quarter horse? She replied that they had exceptionally large and strong hips and rear legs and were bred to be raced on a quarter mile stretch. I have to believe this also influenced drag racing as well.
DCO Emeryville. Great truck, indeed one of the first non-Jimmy’s to sport an 8V-71. One of those trucks that was just around forever, still a common sight in the late 70’s.
Thanks for the picture of the “Emeryville.” International decided to get into the West Coast market by building this truck out there. Good work trucks.
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