Cool things with wheels since 2006
Urban Engineered wheelie bars?
possibly, but since Malco sponsored the car, I'm going to guess those are vertical shock absorbers, and it's likely worked out by the company engineers as a better design than the typical wheelie bars we're familiar with for dealing with wheel hop.Ohio George was the driver, maybe owner... and that guy was a drag strip legend. This car proved so superior in handling and performance that George’s previous Gasser, the “World’s Wildest Willys,” was permanently retired. It was raced until May 1975, setting five NHRA national records and winning Super Eliminator at the 1969 NHRA Spring Nationals
Looks like it would help the car track straight as well as keeping the nose down. It also looks like they could unbolt that assembly and put it under the front wheels to tow the car home.
agreed, longer wheelbase equals less steering input for a straight path. Whoa... great idea for towing!