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Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

We have a thing for hot rods, and historic drag strips are a huge part of the hot rodding community. Drag strips played a big part in promoting the hobby back in the day, and the ones that are still around do a great job of keeping the vintage spirit alive. We thoroughly enjoy visiting Paradise Drag Strip, especially when they’re having a nostalgia drag meet.

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

Well, that’s one way to haul a hot rod body!


Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

Another sight from the swap meet…Rickey Barnes riding on some rough terrain in his vintage drag-style ’57 Chevy.

Our good buddy and longtime hot rodder, B.B. Brown puts on the event in combination with the Paradise Drag Strip crew, and they do it at least twice a year…sometimes more! Back in October, we attended the Fall Paradise Show and Go event, and had a great time.

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

If you look up hot rod in the dictionary, this car will be there. Magnesium wheels, piecrust slicks, and a wicked small block!

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

A radical Fiat goes against a bare metal Model A coupe!

The weather was perfect, and there was a huge turnout of show cars, racecars and swap meet vendors. You wouldn’t believe the crowd of spectators that lined the fences to watch the drag racing action, and it was certainly worth watching. Vintage drag cars and modern street machines made their way down the historic eighth mile drag strip in exciting fashion. Check out what we saw, and make sure to check out Paradise Drag Strip in Calhoun, Georgia in 2012!

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

A packed house at Paradise!!!

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

Paying tribute to the man that created and maintained Paradise Drag Strip, Mr. Otto Timms, who passed away earlier in 2011.

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

In one of the wildest moments of the day, this 427 SOHC powered Mercury Comet literally jumped off the ground when its owner dumped the clutch.

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

Hey, lookie there!

Paradise Drag Strip Nostalgia Drag Racing

How about some wild flames, scallops and pinstriping on this custom Chevy?

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