Video: the Norton Hogslayer

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The Hogslayer’s big innovation wasn’t packing first two, then three engines into a single drag racer, but doubling the width of the average rear tire to 8 inches and exploiting that added traction with a homemade clutch made from earthmover brakes. That enabled TC Christenson of Kenosha, Wisconsin to add 10mph to the world record for a quarter mile trap speed, achieving 180mph. It could reach that speed in seven seconds. Now, the legendary drag racer is the subject of a new documentary.

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This is the trailer for the full-length documentary scheduled for release later this year.

Norton Hogslayer

  • slowestGSXRever

    picture #2 = awesome chops/sideburns

  • JMS

    Would be much better without the dramatic music.

  • Pat

    This is come cool stuff. Can’t wait to see the documentary.

  • BeastIncarnate

    Wisconsin still manages to make me proud. On occasion.

  • seanslides

    The narrator is like some sort of illegitimate love child of Adam West and Duff Man.

    • dux

      I couldn’t quite place the voice, but yes, you’re right on that one!