Written by Mickey Bryant and Todd Hutcheson
Drag racing’s first superstar. In early February 1957 the top fuel dragster of Cook and Bedwell ran 166.97 mph shattering the previous record by a full 11 miles per hour! With its go-fast secrets and innovative components, the car ruled the world of drag racing for the rest of the year. Loaded with pictures from the day and insights from the ones who made it happen, relive the ups and downs of the men and events that created the legend.