Here’s a debate that’s been raging in backyards and home garages for half-a-century already: Who had the cooler Front-Engine Dragster? Now, there were literally tons of great cars built between the Fifties and Seventies – what we’d consider the Glory Days of front-engine dragsters – but we’re gonna narrow it down to two for the sake of argument. For the sake of a great argument, by the way:
Ted “The Goat” Gotelli’s #19 full-bodied FED
Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s Greer-Black-Prudhomme full-bodied car
Both ran 392 Chrysler Hemi V-8s. Both had hand-formed aluminum bodies. Both were chute-tail cars. Both ran zoomies. One ran a 4-port, one ran a showerhead bugcatcher. Both were infinitely cool. But which one was cooler?
Ah, the nearly un-answerable questions of the universe. We may never get to the bottom of this one, folks. And we’re okay with that. We’ve certainly got our own opinions here at Hemmings, but it’s not for us to say. Not out loud, anyway. We wanna know what you think – this may be the most important vote you cast this year, so let that sink in for a sec. Heavy stuff, man…