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WATCH THIS: go-devil go-karting!

Published in blog.hemmings.com

You’ve probably heard it whispered about at any gathering of drag racing fiends born before 1965, but you’ve probably never seen one: the legendary Turbonique drag axle. The interwebs are full of old photos and we found some great old footage of the Space Age when, apparently, it was just fine and dandy to strap a self-powered rocket to the rear end of a go-kart and race a full-size race car. While the Turbonique-powered “Tobacco King” ’64 Galaxie is right up there next to Michelangelo’s “The David” and Roslyn Chapel to visit before we die, we can at least watch this great old filmstrip any time we want to, and we guess that’s just gonna have to suffice. For now. So, enjoy — and make 2020 your own Year Of The Turbonique!