For its first three decades drag racing was free of strict rules, corporate influence, formal protocol and most behavioral restraints. Overall, drag racers were not politically correct - in fact, just the opposite. NHRA was made up of hard core racers, not wimpy accountants. There were no "cookie cutter" cars or hospitality rigs but open trailers and spare parts in milk cartons. From the early 1950's through the 1970's dragsters were, for the most part, financed out of pocket and innovation was foremost... many paid the ultimate price for that innovation. Very few racers broke even - let alone made a living... for what other reason would we do it? We loved it!
|Rockin' Ramon||Team owner / driver|
|Frans Krastel||Crew chief|
|Henk van der Weurf||Kitchen Chief|
|Kirsten van Croonenborg||Back-up girl|
|Gerjo en Marvin Menke||Truck drivers|
|Dennis Vos ||Pictures/Movies and Media|