Sign for the SRCA Drag Strip, Great Bend, Kansas, 1955

Summary

The Sunflower Rod and Custom Association -- named for its home state of Kansas, the Sunflower State -- was formed in 1954 and joined the National Hot Rod Association a year later. The NHRA established competition rules and safety regulations for drag racing. It sanctioned races at its member drag strips, like the SRCA's facility in Great Bend, Kansas.

The Sunflower Rod and Custom Association -- named for its home state of Kansas, the Sunflower State -- was formed in 1954 and joined the National Hot Rod Association a year later. The NHRA established competition rules and safety regulations for drag racing. It sanctioned races at its member drag strips, like the SRCA's facility in Great Bend, Kansas.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1985

Subject Date

1955

Creators

Rickman, Eric 

Petersen Publishing Company 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Eric Rickman. Published by Petersen Publishing Company in Hot Rod magazine.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2006.54.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Resin-coated paper

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 10 in

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