Last Call- Kind of a Drag Edition

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Last Call- Kind of a Drag Edition

It’s not every day you come across Winkel, Fuller, and  Trapp’s Magicar dragster being towed behind a 1963 Country Squire, but when you do, you damn well better thank your lucky stars for having a camera handy.

Hat tip to Alff for the snap.

By |2011-10-05T18:00:45+00:00October 5th, 2011|Last Call|17 Comments

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  1. LTDScott October 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I-5 South near San Juan Capistrano?

  2. Maymar October 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Are we sure that's not a time-travelling Maxima?

    • tonyola October 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      I was just going to say that the Maxima is the only real tip-off that this isn't a 45-year-old snapshot.

      • OA5599 October 6, 2011 at 7:55 am - Reply

        The trailer and the concrete guardrails give it away, too.

    • Devin October 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Wait a minute doc, are you telling me you made a time machine out of a Maxima?

      • Maymar October 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        Check the window for the 4DTM* sticker.
        Hell, if it were done up like a Jam Sandwich,, I'd think it was Inspector Spacetime.
        *4-door Time Machine.

        • yellofury October 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm - Reply

          As a owner of a 2001 Maxima all I can say is I hope not.
          Not unless you want to be stuck in the 60s.

  3. RichardKopf October 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Speaking of drags that are huge bummers, Steve Jobs died.

  4. Mr. Smee October 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic. Remember when race cars were beautiful and not some spec series toad (CoT) or wind tunnel programmer's CFD wet-dream?

  5. dukeisduke October 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Awesome picture. I could totally rock that dragster and that Country Squire.

  6. CptSevere October 5, 2011 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    So much win captured in one single photo. Very cool.

  7. acarr260 October 6, 2011 at 5:01 am - Reply

    I think if I were to see that driving down the road, I would just drive alongside, forgetting my intended destination. If you follow them, you're bound to end up somewhere cool, right?!

    • dukeisduke October 6, 2011 at 6:02 am - Reply

      I think there'd be a line of us following them.

  8. Tanshanomi October 6, 2011 at 7:08 am - Reply

    The third member of the "Magicar" team was Kaye Trapp. He was an established drag racing photographer for "Drag News" a weekly drag racing periodical. Trapp possessed the ability to not only take "track shots" of the car and then offer them up to "Drag News", but also conduct full on "photo shoots", using models that would produce feature articles on the car.
    Google "payola," Mr. Trapp.

  9. Froggmann_ October 6, 2011 at 8:38 am - Reply

    This pic is pure awesome squared with bonus points for racing discs on the trailer.

  10. ZomBee Racer October 6, 2011 at 10:48 am - Reply

    About 6 months ago I wrote the following on the Lemons forum, in response to a question on what kind of trailer to buy, and that photo is exactly what I was talking about.
    "Back in the days of yore, it was one of my favorite thrills on the weekends to see all the cool race cars loaded on trailers heading to or from a track.
    Now days there are just a bunch of enclosed trailers on freeways which could contain a race car, but more likely are loaded with the in-law's couches, BBQ sets or sand-quads.
    More than anything else, the desire to give a young kid that same visual thrill drove the decision to flat tow and/or drive the Bee out in the open. It's kind of a throwback to the good old days".

  11. west_coaster October 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    When I was a little kid back in the '60s, we were heading down the Santa Ana Freeway toward Orange County or San Diego. Suddenly, right alongside in the next lane was a dark blue Ford station wagon pulling a dark blue enclosed trailer.
    Painted on the side of the trailer in big bold letters: "This Trailer Contains the BATMOBILE" with accompanying bat logos and "ABC Television" along with the night and time the show was on.
    For at least the next three or four miles, I kept pestering my father, "Dad! Ask him to pull over so we can see the Batmobile! Dad! Follow him and maybe we can see it! Dad! Dad! Dad"" (Yeesh, was I really that annoying?) No idea where it was going, but the mystique of that car being so close to me…yet so far…is etched in my brain to this day.

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