hen the first "horseless carriage" was timed for acceleration, drag racing began. For although most people associate drag racing with lonely roads, midnight hours and impetuous youth, this automotive activity which claims the allegiance of millions of Americans, actually is the essence of that which constitutes "a good car" to all those who appreciate an automobile as more than a mere appliance. A drag race simply defined, is a standing-start, timed run over a measured distance. It normally involves two autom…
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