As much as we like to look back on old school drag racing as a period where everything was grand and nothing was wrong, this photo helps to shine the light of reality on the era a little. We do not know who took it or what strip it happened at. We also do not know what car these crew guys were with, at least until the driver/owner found out about this debacle!
So the truck looks to be a late 1960s, early 1970s Ford and judging by the amount of tools these fellows were lugging around, and the fact that they needed a push/tow truck, we’re going to guess they were racing a fuel car. Note that inside the truck bed cap, if you look past the tools that didn’t fall out, there’s a blanket and what looks to be a pillow. Deluxe room!
We’re pretty sure the racers waiting on the line behind these guys were really pissed because with all the parts and pieces that fell out, it must have taken them a long timew account for everything and make sure the track surface was clean.
All that aside, the conversation between the track officials and crew must have been all-time.
We need a great caption for this photo! Get to it!