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Is this Franklin the world’s oldest drag racer?

Drag Week is a grueling test of the limits of street-legal race cars. There is plenty of vintage iron on the participant list, but only one entrant that is a century old. James Eby and his 1919 Franklin Series 9B Touring aren’t the traditional Drag Week entrants—how fast of a pass can this centenarian run? Thanks to a video from YouTube user zlumlord chronicling day two of Drag Week, we have the answer.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/09/13/franklin-worlds-oldest-drag-racer