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Real American street racing in the 21st century is heavily constrained by many factors. Not the least of which are over-crowded roads and an often overwhelming law enforcement presence.

Image of a modern-day traffic jam.
Image of lots of cop cars on the highway.
Image of lots of black and whites on the highway.

But it didn't used to be this way.

In the nineteen-seventies the U.S. interstate highway system was so fresh and new some parts still remained under construction. And there weren't nearly as many people or cars to crowd the byways.

There also weren't nearly so many police officers and patrol cars.

Image of an empty city highway.
Image of an empty country road.

To top all this off, suddenly there were fast cars in the hands of just about anyone who wanted them.

Thumbnail image of a 1969 American Motors Javelin AMX
Thumbnail image of a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Thumbnail image of a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Thumbnail image of a 1971 Ford Torino GT

So you might say that was the golden age of American street racing.

Me and my friends personally saw even more excitement and adventure than all the above implies, due to us growing up in a wild, sometimes nearly lawless region of the USA during this time (even our cops were frequently outlaws themselves).

Of course, it wasn't wise for racers to advertise their kills too widely, even in that time and place. After all, laws of one sort or another were often broken, and people hurt too, along the way.

Now-- around thirty years later-- it should be safer to tell the tales.

I may be one of the last survivors of the very wildest treks from those days. I drove a heavily modified black 1969 Mustang. We did far more than just racing (CLICK HERE to see everything). But for those interested only in the races, the best of our own are available below. I hope you enjoy them!

PS: Many readers may be shocked to see automotive feats here they'd never dare try with their own modern sports cars, despite being equipped with technologies 30 years advanced over those described in the accounts. In some ways the older hardware was simply more robust, and more easily improved upon. It was definitely easier and cheaper repaired. I guess I should also add that young men typically underestimate the risks involved in almost any undertaking they might consider. I know I sure did!

Large picture of the real life Frankenstein's monster of Mustangs
Above is my 2005 artistic rendition of Shadowfast in his 1970s prime.

  • Notes from the actual owner/driver of the Shadowfast super car; Here I offer more details on the real world people, vehicles, places, and events which helped spawn these kill stories.

    The street racing kill stories above were cherry-picked from a larger saga involving this particular machine: so if you want to see what's missing from this page, check out The Shadowfast supercar driver logs. Have fun!

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