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[Snapshots of a Dragster Build]

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[Snapshots of a Dragster Build]

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A sharp and clear series of 7 prints of a long-nosed dragster frame build, undated though likely early to mid-1960's judging by the "A KODAK PAPER" text to prints versos and the engine placement in front of the driver's cockpit. Front-mounted engines were nearly phased out of similar designs by the late 1960's, for safety and performance reasons, brought on by Don Garlits' mid-1960's top-fuel dominance in his rear-engine mounted design. 

With ink stamps of boutique builder, Quarter Mile Chassis of suburban Chicago (Park Forest, Illinois), to versos of each print. Constructed for an unknown customer though likely for competition at the nearby, iconic U.S. 30 Dragstrip, a marque venue during the sport's boom years in the 1960's and 1970's.  

[Photography] : [Drag Racing] : [Design]. [Quarter Mile Chassis Photographs]. Park Forest, Illinois: [ca. 1960's]. 7 black and white silver print snapshot photographs. Each approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/4." Ink stamps to versos: "QUARTER MILE CHASSIS / 315 MIAMI / PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS" Prints about near fine. 

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A sharp and clear series of 7 prints of a long-nosed dragster frame build, undated though likely early to mid-1960's judging by the "A KODAK PAPER" text to prints versos and the engine placement in front of the driver's cockpit. Front-mounted engines were nearly phased out of similar designs by the late 1960's, for safety and performance reasons, brought on by Don Garlits' mid-1960's top-fuel dominance in his rear-engine mounted design. 

With ink stamps of boutique builder, Quarter Mile Chassis of suburban Chicago (Park Forest, Illinois), to versos of each print. Constructed for an unknown customer though likely for competition at the nearby, iconic U.S. 30 Dragstrip, a marque venue during the sport's boom years in the 1960's and 1970's.  

[Photography] : [Drag Racing] : [Design]. [Quarter Mile Chassis Photographs]. Park Forest, Illinois: [ca. 1960's]. 7 black and white silver print snapshot photographs. Each approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/4." Ink stamps to versos: "QUARTER MILE CHASSIS / 315 MIAMI / PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS" Prints about near fine.