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Gathering Ballast by Varin-maeus Gathering Ballast by Varin-maeus
One of the problems with turning a pickup truck into a gasser hotrod is the lack of weight at the back. Weight over the rear axle gives you more traction when standing on the accelerator. One solution is to load up the bed with a half ton of hay or straw before going to the dragstrip. Firewood or scrap may also be used, but hay is preferred by most racers as it creates a trailing cloud behind the truck at speed, which makes for a dramatic spectacle and can confuse other drivers.

This painting is currently available on my website, yostarts.com

Watercolor, 15x25 inches.
Copyright 2010 Matt Yost, all rights reserved.
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raypettit74 Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice, actually saw them load a ute from Australia on Top Gear and do a killer burnout :)
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Varin-maeus Jun 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
I saw that one. I wonder what'd happen if they had tied the load down before taking the turn? :P
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raypettit74 Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Straw everryyywhereeeee and smoke!!! :laughing:
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Arwen-l-elfe Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the color are really well done! :clap:
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DrOedi Mar 2, 2011   General Artist
it's so nice... I like the color... cool!!!
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