Really Fast Mopars Towing Trailers at Drag Week


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Hot Rod Magazine‘s Drag Week just finished up and once again it was a race-fest of America’s fastest street cars. The concept is simple, yet challenging: drive your high-horsepower, barely-streetable car on a tour with other high-horsepower  barely streetable cars across interstates, highways and bi-ways, stopping at drag strips in between to race your car.

Yes, home-built cars capable of 200 mph, some with over 1000 horsepower, are capable of driving long distances, racing, then driving more long distances. That’s the proof of Drag Week. But wouldn’t they consume a ton of gas and require changes to race tires you might ask? They do indeed.

And that is what makes for the oddest part of Drag Week – monster race cars towing little utility trailers just like you use behind your daily driver to head down to the local lumber yard and grab some 2 X 4s. Except these are chock-a-block full of racing slicks, high octane fuel and whatever tools and parts these guys and gals think they’ll need along the way.

It makes for quite a sight out on the road. And we all know that our favorite Mopars are part of the train because the Pentastar was worn by some of the most powerful, reliable transport ever built. These ‘Cudas and Challengers represent just a few of the Mopar racers who took part in Drag Week this year. And they did it with aplomb, working as tow car and race car at the same time. With nary a whimper from the radiator up front or the Dana 60 out back.

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Des Ryan

Des Ryan has been involved in all levels of Mopar musclecar ownership, from barn finds to drivers to a high-level restored Hemicar. He's also spent over 20 years in the advertising industry as a copywriter and creative director. With pen in one hand and pistol-grip shifter in the other, Des is bringing his two passions together to keep you Direct-Connected.

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