@6sally6 asked about a photo in the traditional thread today and got me looking around for info for him about a sidewinder. Found this GREAT article in Hot Rod all about them. All photos and words from here: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/crazy-world-sideways-sidewinder-dragsters There are some photos of them scattered all over the HAMB in many threads so let's get them a place of their own. The photos come out HUGE if you click on them great for computer backgrounds. The other part, that is interesting, is the other cars and people shown in the background of the photos, induction systems, slicks, and exhausts shown back in the day. There are a few more modern ones shown in the article but too new for the HAMB. The first of many of them. 1956: Bert Kessler and Dean Gammill of Mattoon, Ill, used a diminutive Crosley sedan body to house their gear-driven sidewinder. Most sidewinders favored chains to transfer power to the axle, so gear drive was somewhat novel. This was configured by removing the tail-shaft of a Borg-Warner transmission and in its place welding a gear onto the shaft. The shifting was handled by a hydraulic shifting mechanism. Power was from a 6-carb 324ci Olds appearing rather stock except for twin-coils. The Crosley competed at the NHRA Nationals in Kansas City in 1956. Many more to come stay tuned.