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Driving Blind

November 2023
1min read

In his story “Hot Rods Redux” (July/August), Brock Yates writes, “late-night runs when the desert was cool were made without headlights, but nobody remembers why.” As the owner of a veteran Ford flathead, I can throw some light on that. You can get more speed if you reduce weight and wind resistance, and the smart rodder shed his (or her) lights and generators and raced with a total-loss battery system.

The article was great, but the “Little Deuce Coupe” should have adorned your cover.

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