The unpredictable nature of a fat-fendered Gasser quite makes you want to push closer to the fence line just before one of `em gets ready to launch. Typical of this early era nostalgia ride is the "Paranoia" Willys coupe of eastern Idaho's Mark Austin. During the last Oldies Drags, Austin's coupe was a handful. On this particular launch it was taking aim at Firebird's Compulink Christmas tree. Fortunately enough, Mark masterfully navigated his unruly ride away from the tree. After reworking the set-up on the chassis, Mark returned to the Nightfire in August and hands-down it was one of the real fan favorites during the weekend, especially when he sent those front wheels skyward. Image by Chris Wold