I just got a set of Hot Rod mags for the year 1961 and itīs amazing how much diversity there was in the dragsters back then.
The quality of workmanship was very high and you have to take into account they didīnt buy stuff off the web ready made.
The cars Iīve seen go from car club efforts up to the four wheel Ivo monster.
NHRA didīnt have such a tight control on innovation.
I also looked for "Rat Rods" assuming the today style was taken from back then, but all the hot rods are well made and very clean and none are in primer.
The motor that K. Black put together for Greer and Prudhomme was basically a stocker carefully assembled and I donīt think they did more than change oil and plugs the whole season.