It's that time of year again. Time for gifts to be given, and received. Time to get together w/ friends and family and celebrate the reason for the season. Time to look back at the past year, and reflect on how it treated you and yours..... Time for me to put on my Grinch suit and piss some people off. I was looking at several threads that detailed the removal from "street duty" of any given car, with the intent to make it a pure purpose drag car. (See, this is not just about a Fox mustang......well, actually it is.) I read probably about 7-8 threads on 2-3 different web forums, and I get the same end conclusion: There really isn't any quicker way to doom a car to it's inevitable appointment w/ the crusher than to make it a drag car. (especially a bracket raced, drag car) I look at all these threads, w/ pics of gutted interiors, single plastic race seats, hacked out rear quarters, coated in tire residue, no electronics, (other than the rudimentary toggle switches to run the basics) mounted on some piece of aluminum screwed where the radio used to live, and cant help but think how many years it has left before it ends up against a guard rail, or on it's roof, or in some salvage yard. Before you take up arms consider this: Ever seen a 67 Shelby back halved and drag raced, and wonder why in the hell somebody would do that to a Shelby? Or a 69 Mach1? or a 65 F/B? or a Fox body? It's the nature of the hobby,....street mods beget bigger ones,...more power demands more power, each mod makes the car more undrivable, and eventually a thread pops up where dude announces his decision to "retire" the car from street duty due to it's obnoxious street manners and over all un-drivability and makes it into a .........drag car. Almost like thoroughbred horse racing, there are those few that end up living a glamorous life,...on, and off the track. But the reality probably is that for every Man-O-War that wins races, gets retired, put out to pasture, and gets to bed a bunch of ho's during "stud status"......Unfortunately, the "less successful" majority end up either broken and destroyed, eventually ending up as dog food. I know that there are multitudes of gorgeous higher end drag cars out there, that live the life of a thoroughbred,...and unless the car hits the wall,has quite a long career. I also know that there are scores of butt-ugly, hacked up weekend warrior mustangs that are just a matter of seasons from suffering a similar fate as the horse that came in 3rd too many times. Aye Carrumba! If you follow along long enough,..you get to read the part where dude came to his senses, decides he wants his AC back, or his ride less harsh,..or gets tired of putting E85 (that he has to drive out 1/4 of a tank just to go get) so that he can maintain 700 RWHP,..and announces his decision to "retire" the car from race status. Unfortunately for most though,...that guy is one in a thousand. Peace on Earth, and to all a goodnight.