The early days of Top Fuel racing had to be quite the site, especially as they lined up in the pit area for their opportunity to fire up in the hot car lane (which was located just north of the lower pit restroom). This pair of Fuelers includes the Beach Imports dragster (and it’s hard to determine the second car in line). What’s even better is the fact there is no car in the background is newer than 1969, since this was shot at the inaugural NHRA World Championship Series Meet at Firebird. Special thanks to the Rick Hale photo archives for providing this historic 1969 image.