1960 Chrysler NewYorker – Dragracing

1960 Chrysler NewYorker
1960 Chrysler NewYorker

In August 2008 I drove the 1960 Chrysler New Yorker 2 hours to the dragstrip in the town of Drachten, located in the North of the Netherlands.
Was a bit curious at what the 496ci stroker engine would do on the strip. Unfortunatly due to a driveshaft balance issue, I couldn’t keep the throttle floored the whole quarter mile but had to lift and just maintain speed around the 8th mile.

During the runs I noticed the dragradial tires had slipped a considerable amount on the steel wheels.

1960 Chrysler New Yorker at the Drachten Dragraces
1960 Chrysler New Yorker at the Drachten Dragraces
1960 Chrysler NewYorker at Drachten Dragraces
1960 Chrysler NewYorker at the Dragstrip
Dragracing tirerotation on steel wheel
The dragradials had slipped a good amount on the steel wheels during the dragrace runs. Most likely also partly due to the primer paint on the wheels.
1960 Chrysler NewYorker at Drachten Dragraces
1960 Chrysler NewYorker at the Dragstrip

On the dragstrip at the Drachten Goodridge Dutch Finals on August 2008




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