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After a while you don't notice the noise so much.
Someone's in the hot seat
Most people have never had the privilege of standing a few feet from one of these and feeling the earth move.
I just remembered the day I heard a flattie getting a hit of nitro, benzene and toluene. a sharper report than a fifty cal.
Waaay back in the late 70's. Laplace dragstrip, outside of New Orleans had open pit pass, and very lax rules. I remember being a skinny kid standing in the burnout area behind the start line. Standing 20feet from big names watching and hearing these monsters. A sound and feeling that stays with you!