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Racing Classic Cars Is A Grass Roots Craze For Vintage Car Enthusiasts
Guest Blog by Christine Szalay Kudra



If you have heard about nostalgic drag racing classic cars, you have probably heard about the grass roots racing events that are held by those that love racing classic cars from all decades, especially those from the 50's and 60's. There used to be many street-racing events that were held on the long, straight-aways, with impromptu challenges, between some of the most popular "muscle cars" from those decades. Whether it was a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 versus a 1965 Chevy Impala Super Sport or a face-off between some of the vintage models from the 1950's, it has always been a popular pastime among America's teenagers.

When it comes to racing classic cars, there are organized drag races for V8 street machines and it might pit a 1973 Barracuda against a 1956 Chevy Bel Air. That is the great thing about racing classic cars-these American "muscle cars" have power that places them all on an even playing field. That means you can participate in these events, regardless of whether your favorite vintage car is an original 1965 Ford Mustang or a 1950 Chevy Coupe. It seems that when racing classic cars, the most important thing is finding where these organized events are being held and having a racy sports car with the power to win.

Many car enthusiasts that are interested in historic racing vehicles from the past will eventually feel the urge to participate in these races, even if they love being a spectator for many events before they take the plunge. While it is true that many collectors of vintage cars accumulate them to restore and sell for a profit, other vintage car enthusiasts will find the best aftermarket parts and convert them into the fastest and most powerful racing machine they are capable of.

These shootout events might not be held on the main drags through town, but they could be holiday events held at real race tracks with real classic car collectors that are up to a "muscle car" challenge. It is not unusual for there to be regional championships that are held on Father's Day and draw thousands of spectators, but you can find them held all year long, especially with some of the classic car clubs, shows and exhibition racing events considered.

With the Internet, there are many people that like to share their stories about racing classic cars and it can be a great way to find out what steps they took to make their vintage cars go much faster. There are plenty of "muscle car" racers that are willing to share what kinds of aftermarket modifications it takes to turn your nostalgic collectible vehicle into a drag racing machine that can win these events and competitions.

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