Chattanooga Area Hot Rodder Builds A Time Capsule

Vintage front engine dragster
Well, it’s not actually a time capsule, but it does allow Larry Rose to relive some of his greatest memories. It’s a front engine dragster, built to replicate the Cook-Bedwell dragster, which was a very influential drag car in the 1950’s. The original car was known as the Isky U-Fab Special, and it was tough to beat, especially in 1957 when the nitro-burning 354ci Hemi became the world’s fastest dragster, running the quarter mile in 8.891 seconds at 168 miles per hour. Knowing the car’s significance, Rossville, Georgia resident Larry Rose decided to build a tribute to the car and also step back in time to his drag racing days.