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Dec. 18, 2015

The Best of 2015

Some of the editors' favorite 2015 Photographic Memories columns, which offered photo essays on a variety of interesting, funny, and historic topics.

With 85 victories and 10 national titles, Bob Glidden was the most dominant Pro Stock racer from the early 1970s through the mid-1990s.

The Factory Experimental cars of the 1960s evolved into the first Funny Cars and inspired the rules for the new Pro Stock class in 1970.

The first of drag racing’s elite performance clubs was the Cragar 5-Second Club, which recognized the first five-second Top Fuel runs.

Larry Morgan is one of few racers who has driven Pro Stock vehicles manufactured by all of Detroit’s Big Three – GM, Chrysler, and Ford.

The 1983 NHRA World Finals marked the end of the event at one of the country’s most popular racetracks ever, Orange County Int'l Raceway.

Independent campaigners stole the thunder from top Pro teams at the ‘67 NHRA Finals and came away with surprise victories and record purses.

When the NHRA Countdown format was introduced in 2007, the fall Las Vegas event determined who would have a shot at the championship jackpots.

Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, few teams were more successful and professional than the dynamic duo of Ronnie Sox and Buddy Martin.

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