The Street Machine Nationals is a well-known event and institution for horsepower freaks. Once upon a time, the Street Machine scene was outlandish, bombastic, and hilarious in hot pink and green neon hues. It looked nothing like the Pro-Touring cars we love today. Mickey Thompson “meats,” 8-71 blowers, wheelie bars that never got used, neon graphics and hood cutouts and owners with mullets and Oakley blades ruled the day. It was epic!
Our sister-site Fuel Curve has a throwback story for your viewing pleasure. Looking back at the 1991 General Tire Street Machine Nationals, you can see that the fans of this show brought horsepower, beautiful cars and girls…and wild weather! Under heavy overcast skies, the Nat’s went from sunshine to pouring rain and back again throughout all three days.