The air passes through this arrangement of throttle plates…

three circular throttle plates on a drag car hood scoop.


With the fuel and nitrous oxide  that passes through these neatly arranged valves and braided stainless steel lines…

braided stainless steel hoses along with blue and red anodized fittings feed the engine of a drag racing car

The resulting,

Vast quantities of consumed hydrocarbons exiting through this arrangement of chrome tubing…

All hidden,

But for the hood scoop, under beautifully arranged droplets of paint…

air brushed skull and flames on a Chevy El Camino drag car


On the starting line, all the fury of over 3,000 horse power, each, is soon let loose upon the world…

top fuel dragsters on the starting line.

And if, 

All of these arrangements come together perfectly, the winner will get to smile for the cameras in the winners circle…

Yes, I did think waaaaaaaaay outside the box on this one. 😀

29 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

    1. Thank you very much, that is very kind of you to say. Having looked through your blog, it’s easy to see you are pretty good with a camera yourself.

    1. Thanks Rick. Oddly enough, even though my “real” job is as an auto mechanic, I’m not much of a car guy. When I do go to the drag races, 90% of my time is spent in the pit area admiring the “art on wheels.”

    1. Thank you. I’m not a huge “car guy” either, but every once in a while I find myself wandering the pit area at the local drag strip. I do feel that the sensation felt throughout your entire body when a top fuel dragster launches from the starting line is something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime.

  1. I love going to classic car shows in the summer and looking at all the old muscle cars and taking pictures of them. I’ve never seen a dragster up close before so this was a nice treat.

    1. One of the things I like about drag racing is the pit access is part of the price of admission. At least it is at New England Dragway here in NH (pretty much the only pro level drag race venue left in New England). You can wander around the pits and get right up close to almost all the cars. A pro level drag race is something I think anyone who is interested on cars needs to experience at least once in their lifetime. The full body sensation that you feel when a pair of top fuel cars leave the line is beyond description. It literally vibrates you to the core. I love it!

    1. “Unique,” I like that! Considering I was REALLY stretching my imagination to put something together to fit the theme, “Unique” sounds pretty good 🙂

  2. Many years ago I spent most weekends hanging out at Dragway Park near Hamilton Ontario shooting pictures of rockets on wheels. Great work.

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