(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re back with more cool Joe Grippo photos of the 2019 Indoor National Dragfest which did two really important things. Firstly it pulled drag racing enthusiasts out of their shops and garages and secondly it showcased cars that we all know and love and many that people have not seen for a long, long time. As Joe Grippo was our embedded man on the scene he did not waste a frame on boring cars that won’t excite your straight line senses.
Shows like this one have been a staple of the hot rodding and drag racing world in cold weather climates really since the sport got national traction. Hot rod clubs that operated makeshift tracks needed money to fund their ventures and their dreams of expansion. Because of that, they would have winter shows to simple collect bucks and provide a place for fans to come see the drivers and cars that they loved up close and in a quieter environment than at the actual drag strip.
This particular event drew some absolutely amazing stuff. Much of it is here for you to see!