Photos by Ron Lewis
DRO's senior staff photographer, Ron Lewis,
is known to sneak off and socialize with
the wine, cheese and Gucci loafer set when
he isn't hanging over the guardrail snorting
nitro fumes, dodging burnt rubber, and trying
for that all-time action shot.
He recently took a side trip to the Monterey
(Calif.) Historics and Classic Car Auction
and, between glasses of a rather cheeky Merlot
and nibbles of aged Brie, he took the time
to shoot a few classic drag cars that rolled
through the auction stage. He bid on the Cobra
but had to drop out when the bidding went over
300...dollars, that is. He did manage to get
some seat time in the SS/AA but they refused
him the keys. Go figure. He didn't buy a car,
but he did send these photos.
This very cool 1960 Cadillac would be perfect
for the Burkster to show up in style at the
50th Anniversary U.S. Nationals.
This rear-engined circa-1955 Buick-powered
dragster sold for around $30,000.