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Twin Engined Drag Car History
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Dinosaur Indy
Photo and Text contributed by former NHRA Division 3 photographer Tom Schiltz.
"Dinosaur, Indy, 1973: This was the heyday of the dual-engined-car era. There were a ton of twin-engined Top Gas dragsters running, but     there were not a lot of twin-engined Top Fuel cars, at least in the Midwest. So when I saw Jim Bowden's front-motored injected twin pull
up against Rico Paris' rear-engined blown twin, I liked the contrast and I knew I had to get a shot of both cars. Luckily, Indy had the break
in the guardwall about 60 feet out, so I was able to get a pan shot of both cars. I have never seen another race between two-engined Top
Fuel cars."  Thank You Tom.
Dinosaur Indy
Dinosaur Indy
"Dinosaur, Indy, 1973: This was the heyday of the dual-engined-car era. There were a ton of twin-engined Top Gas dragsters running, but there were not a lot of twin-engined Top Fuel cars, at least in the Midwest. So when I saw Jim Bowden's front-motored injected twin pull up against Rico Paris' rear-engined blown twin, I liked the contrast and I knew I had to get a shot of both cars. Luckily, Indy had the break  in the guardwall about 60 feet out, so I was able to get a pan shot of both cars. I have never seen another race between two-engined Top Fuel cars."  Thank You Tom.