Picture Of The Day: Hot Wheels

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They call these automobiles “funny cars”, but there is nothing funny about this scorching hot ride.  I hope they have air conditioning in those things!

Thankfully, both Jim Head (who was in the front car) and Jeff Arend were unharmed during this NHRA Summer Nationals drag race at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas.  As for Head’s car, it may be safe to assume that it didn’t make it through this fiery race.

Why does it seem as thought the idiom “burning rubber” has often become a reality in auto racing?

Hat Tip – [The Telegraph]

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