The Mooneyes Dragster will be one of the main attractions at this year’s Hot Rod and Custom Auto Expo in Sydney. The replica racer has been admired at hot rod shows and nostalgia drag racing events all over the world and this is its first time ever to Australia.
The dragster is a replica of the original car built in 1959, raced by Dean Moon and used as a showcase for Mooneyes products. The bright yellow colour and traditional ‘Mooneyes’ graphics made it a standout visually among competitors in its day, and it even achieved some race success in 1962 by winning Middle Eliminator at Pomona with a 9.52 ET at 153mph. The original Mooneyes dragster currently resides in the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Florida.
Hard core racing fans were able to see the dragster in action at the first annual Vintage Drag Races at Bairnsdale Dragway at Easter. From there, the vintage digger has received a spit and polish in preparation for the show in Sydney on May 26-27. The two day indoor/outdoor show is the best at showcasing Sydney’s hot rodding culture and the perfect platform for Mooneyes fans to get up close and personal with a small slice of drag racing history, plus meet some of the Mooneyes team.
Go With Moon!