Factory Drag Cars - The Big Three Stock Racecars


The Big Three have often looked to racing as both a laboratory and a marketing tool — “Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday” was the mantra. For a brief moment in the early 1960s, the focus was on the NHRA, and quarter-mile times were all that mattered, that was until Ford got interested in Le Mans and GM officially banned factory-backed racing efforts. Here are four of our favorites from the golden age of factory drag cars, plus one from just a few years ago:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2015/08/25/factory-drag-racers