El Segundo, California - 8/26/2017 10:00 am to 8/26/2017 02:00 pm
Thanks to all who attended GASSERS 3! Everyone had a great time!
Save the Date of August 26, 2017!
Special Guest Speakers Ed “Isky” Iskenderian and Robert “Bones” Balogh
Raffle • Food Truck • Live DJ
A “gasser” was a type of hot rod developed to compete in NHRA Gas Class events beginning in the early 1950’s and continuing to 1970. NHRA Gas Classes were created to accomodate modified stock cars not eligible to compete in stock or “fuel” classes of the day. Gassers were based on production models from the 1930s to mid-1960s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a truck beam axle to provide better weight distribution on acceleration . Weight reduction techniques include fiberglass body panels, stripped interiors and plexiglass windows. Later Gasser versions had the wheelbase moved aft up to 24 inches to improve rear weight distribution and therefore traction. These cars are often thought of as the predessor to the modern funny car.