Tim Arfons

From the time he was born in 1955, Tim Arfons was exposed to a work ethic that combined speed, excitement, showmanship and "thinking outside of the box." Growing up under the watchful eye of his father, the legendary three-time outright land speed record holder, Art Arfons, it was probably only natural Tim would follow his father's path. As he grew to adulthood, Tim watched and later began to participate in his Dad's quests in the famed "Green Monster" to be the "Fastest Man on Earth" on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah.

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Five Odd Cars From Drag Racing History
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There are some ideas that just seem bad on paper, right? Drag racing is full of weird ideas that, in their day turned out to be genius. Stuff like racing a 70ci engine against V8s, using a turbine engine to run top fuel, a blown AND turbocharged alcohol engine in the 1970s and mixing an Olds and Cadillac engine in the same car during the 1950s. Oh, and then there is the rocket powered rear axle dragster that went...well you'll have to watch and see.

This video looks at five of the most odd-ball but successful cars in drag racing's colorful history. All five are totally and wildly different and only two of them have pistons!