The Glass Slipper, created in 1954 by Ed Cortopassi and Doug Butler was the first dragster with a streamlined body and enclosed body. It had an aluminum frame and a Ford Flatty running nitro (I believe, some sources say so and others say not). It as many cars of that era ran at the quarter and at the salt flats, and in 1955 it bested out reaching 181 mph. After multiple paint jobs, the addition of a lexan window, and some running gear swaps, it was named America's Most Beautiful Competition Car in the 1957 Grand National. The car caught the eye of Wally Parks, who was trying to prove that beyond anything else, hot rodders weren't a bunch of hooligans, so he teamed the Glass Slipper up with Calvin Rice's Dragster to make his point. There goal, to beat the standing acceleration record that had been set many years before. Ed decided to go with an unblown 302 sbc running nitro. Because the slipper consistently ran 160 at the track and 180 at Bonneville, it should go through without a catch. After the long hunt for a track to race at and a rain out one weekend, they finally got underway. With the Rice Dragster did get the record, it was not as much of a win as it should have been (but a later attempt would really take the win) but the slipper destroyed the old record and took it's place in the history books. Here are some pictures, I believe they are placed chronologically. Enjoy and if you know more, please post it up. I made this thread due to my respect for this gorgeous dragster. Running Flathead Freshly Painted and changed to the SBC Ed Cortapassi in The Glass Slipper at Vacaville (1959) Some time in the 80's I believe, while Ed still raced it (and it still is raced) Most recent, just a picture of how it looks now.