Then, OF COURSE, MORE cars...
There was even a Turbonique three-wheeled dragster there.
The engine was about 50 pounds, developing 1,000 hp.
I only ever saw one of these Turbonique-powered dragsters run ONCE back in '64 I think. It was a beautiful aluminum paneled traditional dragster, that had just been shown at the Edmonton World-of-Wheels car show, winning a trophy, then out to the drags the next weekend.
Our drag-race club had just bought a set of Chrondek lights, so when the car came up for a 'run', they decided that he'd start PAST the lights, in case 'something' happened, so as not to wreck the lights....
I was a competitor so I watched this from near the start line. The engine was silent till the driver 'mashed' the throttle, then a loud whine and the tires started smoking and it was GONE!
About 1,000' up the track the whine ended, the parachute blossomed, then - A HUGE EXPLOSION, panels flying thru the air, the sound of parts crashing to the ground, then as the dragster stopped the driver OUT and running like hell away from it!
I was able to see panels that had hit the tires so hard that "M&H RACEMASTER" was imprinted into them! As far as I know - it never ran again after that.
More 'old' cars, this a '57 Caddy
this a '60 Vette (w/ no windshield-frame among other mods)
this one an older Offy (I believe)
this '62 Vette similar to the one I owned for 21 years
On the way out I spied this limited edition John Wayne relic.
All-in-all, not too bad a way to spend a day....