From 1965-69, National Dragster published 51 or 52 issues every year, meaning one during the week of Christmas. Many of those included holiday greetings from the staff of National Dragster and NHRA. As you celebrate this year with your family, Time Travel Tuesday looks back at one of those holiday greetings, which includes a number of familiar faces.

This season, Shawn Langdon fulfilled a childhood dream when he won the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship, but this is not the first national-level title Langdon has won, also nabbing a pair of Super Comp crowns, in 2007 and 2008. This week's Time Travel Tuesday, a weekly feature in which NationalDragster.net reaches back into the pages of National Dragster and republishes interesting and historic articles from past issues, rewinds to 2007 and looks at the first of those Super Comp titles.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. This week rewinds to 1990 when John Force's reign of dominance in Funny Car began. That year, Force won the first of his 16 world championships, a season chronicled in the Dec. 7, 1990, issue of ND.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. In 2013, Jeg Coughlin Jr. took home his fifth NHRA Pro Stock world championship and his sixth overall. This week’s Time Travel Tuesday rewinds to 1992 and the first of those six titles, the one he earned in Super Gas.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. During the 2013 season, Matt Smith topped the Pro Stock Motorcycle field, but it wasn’t his first world championship in the class. This week’s Time Travel Tuesday rewinds to 2007 and the first of Smith’s two-wheel titles.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. This week rewinds to 1981 and the first of Frank Manzo’s record 17 NHRA championships.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. This week rewinds to 1990 and an exciting season finale that featured three championships clinched, including a down-to-the-wire battle in Top Fuel.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. This week rewinds to 1981 and the dramatic Top Fuel title battle between Jeb Allen and Gary Beck that came down to the final run at the final race and Beck’s speed on his pass in the money round.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. This week rewinds to the 2006 fall Las Vegas event, which included 2012 Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman’s first win in the flopper category.

Each week, NationalDragster.net will reach back into the pages of National Dragster and republish interesting and historic articles from past issues. This week rewinds to the 2004 fall Las Vegas event, at which Greg Anderson broke a tie with John Force for most wins in a season.

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