Photos: Chadly Johnson
The annual Meltdown Drags event in Byron Illinois is a chance to step back in time and experience drag racing in its heyday–the 1960s. All of the cars entered in the drag racing are period correct while meeting current safety requirements, which means a lot of very cool classics tearing up the strip. That means they need to be 1966 or earlier (or at least look like it… which means ’67 Firebirds and Camaros are out, but the 66-67 models of muscle car are fine).
The show took place July 15-17, 2016 and by all accounts, was a rollicking good time. Photographer Chadly Johnson captured the magic. Check out the gallery, and for more photos, go here: https://www.hotrodhotline.com/node/14356/17046/1