Wild Fuel Altereds tells their story. It begins witht he 1957 fuel ban
when both nitro and alcohol were outlawed from drag racing. But just
like Prohibition (of the other type of alcohol) the rule makers could
not completely shut off the nitro.
The rebirth of the Fuel Coupes and Fuel
Roadsters in the early 1960's was the foundation that led to the Fuel
Altered class. The much publicized performances of several Fuel Coupes
and Roadsters quickly generated more competition and improved
performances. By 1965, the cars were called Fuel Altereds and drag
strips in California were starting to schedule Fuel Altered Eliminator
late 1960's were great for Fuel Altered racing enthusiats. There were
numberous cars and lots of Eliminator programs. The racers could win
some money and get some publicity. It was wonderful, but it only lasted
for a few years. In the early 1970's, the changes in drag racing soon
led to the demise of the Fuel Altereds.
Gone, but not forgotten. The Fuel Altereds
were the most exciting cars in drag racing. "Those Wild Fuel Altereds"
tells the story, and also shows the story with 313 photos.