It is tough to really illustrate the speed of a bad ass drag car through video. Actually, it used to be hard to do that. Before killer little cameras became commonplace, industrious racers would mount big frontward facing cameras in their cars, shooting through the front window. That was all well and good but it never really felt “fast”.
We can promise you that this angle feels very fast! GoPro cameras are taking us to places we’ve never been and at angles we’ve never seen. Although this video is not a ground breaking piece of cinematic creativity, it still rules.
The camera was mounted on the back end of our pal Jon Sandahl’s Chevy II during a test session at New England Dragway. The car uses a poked and stroked big block Chevy on a healthy dose of nitrous to run mid-eights. Watch how quickly the starter just disappears!
Also note the unique timing tower of New England Dragway at the rear of the car.