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AshHayley VG 5776 100917 39

Sure the fuel altereds were scintillating at the recent Sydney Dragway Nostalgia Drags, but at the other end of the spectrum Vintage Gas is proving equally as entertaining for the Nostalgia faithful.

With bad-ass attitude stances, straight front axles, exposed fuel tanks, metal flake and cool car names such as "Knuckle Duster", "Green Fing" and "Funderbolt" - an all but lost tradition in drag racing - the Vintage Gas brigade have been skidding up a storm in the Nostalgia scene for a while now, and their numbers are growing.

They may not be the quickest on track - though the supercharged machines are now pushing into the eights - they are all about the show with 300ft burnouts and twisted up wheelstanding launches. 

Vintage Gas is great fun to watch, and look back when drag racing was too cool - we would love to see a Vintage Gas Nationals.

AshHayley VG 5776 100917 60

AshHayley VG 5776 100917 60

Ash Hayley's '55 Chev "Haywire" over-revs the little 283ci small block to the biggest skids of the event.

BridgerFrankland VG NOREGO 100917 36

BridgerFrankland VG NOREGO 100917 36

Bridger Frankland's chopped FB loves the torque launches from the 427ci powerplant.

CaseyJohnson VG H0T351 100917 01

CaseyJohnson VG H0T351 100917 01

Aptly named "X-Rated" XR of Casey Johnson brings some Aussie Ford muscle to the class.

DamienKemp VG 2787 100917 04

DamienKemp VG 2787 100917 04

"Funderbolt" steered by Damien Kemp has been a main-stayer in the class for years and now punches out 8-second ETs.

EzioCacciotti VG 3545 100917 38

EzioCacciotti VG 3545 100917 38

Ezio Cacciotti's "Green Fing" Plymouth is a classic.

LepRobertson VG NOREGO 100917 07

LepRobertson VG NOREGO 100917 07

Lep Robertson has resurrected his Austin with true Robertson family style.

MalPhillips VG 6468 100917 02

MalPhillips VG 6468 100917 02

The Valiant Hardtop "Cheap Trick" of Mal Phillips powered by a 350 Chev is a green-eyed monster.

RyanOHara VG NOREGO 100917 04

RyanOHara VG NOREGO 100917 04

Only a Holden six-banger on board for Ryan O'Hara's "The Convict" - yeah that is a Vauxhall Victor.

ShaunPask VG 2791 100917 13

ShaunPask VG 2791 100917 13

440ci of blown Chrysler fury in Shaun Pask's AP5 "Knuckle Duster" wagon.

Action footage from Madman Productions.