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NHRA has gone through its historical archives and uncovered buried treasure. For the first time ever, we are releasing legendary artwork from our prolific drag racing past, featured on quality, comfortable shirts. Show off a piece of drag racing history. You’ll be the top eliminator with your friends and family.

The Winternationals, NHRA’s annual “Big Go West,” was more than just a drag race in 1965 as an accompanying car show brought speed and beauty together. The ‘65 Winternationals will always be remembered as the site of Don “the Snake” Prudhomme’s first career NHRA win.

The event poster for the 1968 NHRA season opener in Pomona, California featured an iconic front-engine Top Fuel dragster with its huge, war-surplus braking parachute deployed.  Southern California favorite James Warren won Top Fuel at this event.

A new take on an old favorite, this vibrant blue and white Winternationals decal uses an alternate logo and the iconic snowflake to bring home the coolness of NHRA’s annual season opener in Pomona, California. The 1971 event will be forever remembered as the site of the first rear-engine Top Fuel win by “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.

The only image of its kind available in the NHRA archives, this heavily-stylized Winternationals poster will look great on your shirt. The NHRA brand is wedded to the parachute of a Top Fuel dragster comin’ at ya!

With parachute in full blossom, another Top Fuel ride comes to an end, but the fun is just starting for you with this colorful artwork saluting the 1978 Winternationals in Pomona, California, a race long remembered by fans as it actually snowed at the racetrack – in Southern California!

The National Hot Rod Association was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks and has been represented by many logos over the past six decades, including this familiar banded version, which was introduced in 1999.

Winners of NHRA’s annual season-opening event in Pomona, Calif., earned this eye-catching reward, highlighted by an early version of the famous “Dedicated to Safety” NHRA logo. Champions like “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Shirley “Cha-Cha” Muldowney, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, and Bob Glidden have all worn this badge of honor.

This 1963 Winternationals decal featured the artwork of Tom “Stroker” Medley, creator of the Stroker McGurk cartoons often featured in Hot Rod magazine

Although the NHRA was founded as an organization to promote hot rodding in general, it quickly became known for Championship Drag Racing, which was added to the familiar oval logo in the mid-1980s.

With rear tires smoking and the front tires clawing the air in typical late-1960s form, a Top Fuel dragster leaps off the starting line in decal artwork from Pomona, California. The late, great John Mulligan won this event with the popular “Fighting Irish” Top Fueler.

The “T” stood for trophy and this prized decal was presented only to Class Eliminator winners at the 1969 Winternationals. Class winners were those who outlasted a large field of similarly-classed and powered cars and was a popular and prestigious precursor to the actual event.

This decal was only available to NHRA race contestants from 1965 to 1973… Until now! For the first time, NHRA is re-issuing this iconic artwork. 1968 was great, especially if you were an NHRA competitor flying this trendy decal.

The “T” stood for trophy and this prized decal was presented only to Class Eliminator winners at the 1968 Nationals in Indianapolis. Among those winners feature Pro Stock superstars Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, Bob Glidden, and Don Nicholson.

"Big Daddy” Don Garlits won his second Winternationals crown in 1973, a decade after claiming his first. Celebrate big with this snowflake-shaped Winternationals keepsake that will make you the coolest-looking fan on the block.

NHRA’s iconic accelerating alligator helped launch the Gatornationals in its debut season in 1970. A great tribute to an historic-rich event in Gainesville, Florida, which was won in a huge upset by Top Fuel racer Dave Chenevert.

Born on the West Coast by a generation of technologically savvy World War II veterans, drag racing is as American as apple pie. Celebrate America’s great motorsport and show your patriotism with this stars-and-stripes-themed salute to the NHRA.

Make it official that you’re an NHRA fan with this stylized “NHRA Official” badge.  In the 1960’s, NHRA Officials, including NHRA Founder, Wally Parks,  wore this armband patch on the arm of their jacket or uniform shirt.

The National Hot Rod Association was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks and has been represented by many logos over the past six decades, including this familiar banded version, which was introduced in 1999.

Although the NHRA was founded as an organization to promote hot rodding in general, it quickly became known for Championship Drag Racing, which was added to the familiar oval logo in the mid-1980s.

The United States Drag Racing Team traveled to England in 1964 and 1965 to represent the sport overseas. This 1964 participants decal was awarded to the 10 teams selected by Wally Parks that represented the Who’s Who of drag racing at the time. 

The “T” stood for trophy and this prized decal was presented only to Class Eliminator winners at the 1981 Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida. Class winners were those who outlasted a large field of similarly-classed and powered cars and was a popular and prestigious precursor to the actual event.

Back in the 1970s, racers qualified for a chance to win the world championship by dominating competition in their region of the country then the best of the best went head to head at the World Finals. Contestants in the 1973 NHRA world championship program proudly flew this oval-themed decal on their race cars. 

NHRA’s annual season opener in Pomona, California turned 10 and helped kick off 1970’s “Super Season” in style. Larry Dixon Sr., father of future three-time NHRA champ Larry Jr., scored his only career win at this event.

The Gatornationals iconic gator gets behind the wheel of a Funny Car in this super-rare piece of artwork celebrating one of NHRA’s most tradition-rich events. Florida’s most revered racer, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, won the 1977 edition, his second of four career wins at the race.

A classic rear-engine Top Fueler springs into battle to celebrate NHRA’s 1974 season opener in Pomona, California, which was won by Gary Beck to kick off what would be a championship-winning season in Top Fuel.

Salute the heritage of your favorite sport with this design of NHRA’s original logo, which was used between 1951 and 1962, and features the 1929 Ford Niekamp Roadster that was the first-ever winner of the “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” trophy at the Oakland Roadster Show in 1950.

Commemorating the last year the NHRA Finals were held outside of California, this logo represents an interesting part of NHRA history. Everything’s bigger in Texas, and this stylish logo celebrating the 1973 World Finals in Amarillo, Texas is no exception. Beginning in 1974, the Finals moved to California, where they have been hosted ever since.

Although the NHRA was founded as an organization to promote hot rodding in general, it quickly became known for Championship Drag Racing, which was added to the familiar oval logo in the mid-1980s.

If you were there for the inaugural Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida, this one is for you, but any hardcore fan will appreciate the historic “contestant only” decal design from this historic event. Top Fuel winner Dave Chenevert proudly wore one on his race-winning dragster.

As NHRA raced into its future, the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes became the focal point of the traditional red, white, and blue NHRA oval icon from 1974 through 1985. Show your nitro love and nostalgic side with this classic design.

This second-generation NHRA logo, used between 1963 and 1973, reflects the move from pure hot-rodding to organized competition with the inclusion of a front-engined dragster and sporty doorslammer.

The National Hot Rod Association was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks and has been represented by many logos over the past six decades, including this familiar banded version, which was introduced in 1999.

There may be no more memorable logo than the iconic accelerating alligator that has been part of Gatornationals lore since its inception in the 1970s. The artwork was commissioned by NHRA President Wally Parks and brought to life by John Jodauga, who worked for NHRA’s magazine, National Dragster.

NHRA’s annual Hot Rod Reunions celebrate the great history of our sport. This vintage helmet and face mask evoke a nostalgic tie to the past.

After debuting in Bristol, Tenn. (1965-67), the Springnationals moved to Englishtown, N.J. in 1968 and then to fabulous Dallas Int’l Motorsports Park for three years before moving onto a longtime home in Columbus, Ohio. The 1970 Dallas event was won by Bob Gibson in Top Fuel and Leroy Goldstein in Funny Car

A tire-smoking, wheelstanding front-engine Top Fuel dragster salutes the 15th running of the U.S. Nationals, where legendary Don “the Snake” Prudhomme scored his second win at “the Big Go”

After stops in Great Bend, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Detroit, the famed NHRA Nationals moved to its permanent home in Indianapolis in 1961.

Don Garlits won Top Fuel at the season-ending 1974 World Finals/Supernationals, held at Southern California’s Ontario Motor Speedway.

In 1955, NHRA’s first National Championship Drags were held in Great Bend, Kan. This commemorative patch was given to the participants that attending the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Nationals in 2004.

NHRA began crowning season champions with a points-based system in 1960 and refined the process in 1961, where Jack Chrisman won the title.

Drag racing history was made at the 1975 Springnationals in Columbus, Ohio, where Shirley Muldowney became the first female to reach a Top Fuel final round.

NHRA’s first National Championship Drags were held in Great Bend, Kan., and brought racers from across the country to compete at the largest drag race in history.

The Texas trio of Richard Tharp, Raymond Beadle, and Lee Shepherd won the inaugural NHRA Cajun Nationals, held in Baton Rouge, outside of New Orleans. That first event was a non-points-earning “showcase” event.

Gary Beck, Don Prudhomme, and Bob Glidden were the winners of the inaugural NHRA Fallnationals at Seattle Int’l Raceway. The event was the second-to-last of the season and always packed with drama.

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits scored his first of eight U.S. Nationals victories at the 1964 event, where he defeated Jack Williams to win “the Big Go.”

From its humble beginnings in 1951 as an organizer of the hot rod sport, NHRA has become synonymous with Championship Drag Racing.

Chip Woodall, Ed McCulloch, and Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins led the list of winners at the inaugural NHRA Springnationals at National Trail Raceway outside of Columbus, Ohio.

Reigning world champ Jack Chrisman defeated legendary “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to win the 1962 Nationals in Indianapolis, which was run simultaneously with a huge hot rod car show.

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