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Jan 15, 2005 1:34 pm

Drag Blogging?

It just seems that I don't have enough time to think deep (historical) blog thoughts these days... so to keep my hat in the ring, I'll go with yet another automotive theme: Drag Racing.

Drag racing is unusual in that it is both among the most technologically complex of motorsports and also has the most extensive level of grassroots participation. Thanks to John Mason, a brilliant Historian at UVA, we have some remarkable insights into how the sport also manages to break through color lines in rural/red America. Visit his excellent photo exposé The Democracy of Speed and enjoy.

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Ralph E. Luker - 1/15/2005

Nice exhibit, Jonathan. Thanks!