Timing Slip From Oswego Dragway, Used with Buck & Thompson Slingshot Dragster, 1963

Summary

Drag racing is racing in its simplest form. From a standing start, two cars race to the finish line one-quarter mile away. After the run, competitors receive a timing slip recording their top speed. Sam Buck and Bob Thompson received this slip at Oswego Dragway, near Chicago, in 1963. It verifies a top speed of 123.29 miles per hour.

Drag racing is racing in its simplest form. From a standing start, two cars race to the finish line one-quarter mile away. After the run, competitors receive a timing slip recording their top speed. Sam Buck and Bob Thompson received this slip at Oswego Dragway, near Chicago, in 1963. It verifies a top speed of 123.29 miles per hour.

Artifact

Timing slip

Date Made

1963

Subject Date

1963

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.45.4.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Buck & Thompson Racing Team.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Color

Green
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 2.938 in

Width: 3.625 in

Inscriptions

Printed headings on front, with data handwritten in pencil opposite them: NUMBER 30 / CLASS D / ELASPED [sic] TIME 11:32 / MILES PER HOUR 123.29. Printed at bottom: Oswego Dragway / OSWEGO, ILLINOIS / OFFICIAL TIME Handwritten at top: D-DRAGSTER

1960 Buck & Thompson Slingshot Dragster

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