Contestants get ready to push the start button for their respective power tool racing machines to start in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.

Power Tool Drag Racing In San Francisco

For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere, some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.

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Contestants get ready to push the start button for their respective power tool racing machines to start in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Participants put the final touches to their  power tool racing machines that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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John deGarmo makes the final adjustments to his "Shropshire Slasher"  power tool racing machine based on a modified grinder that will compete in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Participants put the final touches to their  power tool racing machines that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Barbara Kruze makes the final adjustments to her "Ducutty" power tool racing machine based on a modified circular saw and Ducatti motorcycle frame that will compete in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Contestants put the final touches to their  power tool racing machines that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Contestants put the final touches to their  power tool racing machines that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Jennifer Clemente (L) and Gwen Johnson put the final touches to their  "Bith On Wheels" power tool racing machine based on a modified sander that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Christopher Palmer sits by his "Roadrash" power tool racing machine based on a modified circular saw that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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June 13, 2004
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For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Woody Smith (L) and Paul Cattrone proudly show their "Bent Hell 1134"  power tool racing machine based on a modified circular saw that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Volunteers build the 75-foot double track where the power tool racing machines competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Larry Swimer poses with his "Rrat-7" power tool racing machine based on a drill on wheels covered with a rat costume that will compete in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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June 12, 2004
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A contestant tests his "Phoenix Chopper" power tool racing machine based on a modified chainsaw that competed in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12 &13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Contestants get ready at the start line with their power tool racing machines in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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A contestant gets ready at the start line with his power tool racing machine in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Contestants get ready at the start line with their power tool racing machines in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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June 13, 2004
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A contestant gets ready at the start line with his power tool racing machine in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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Contestants get ready at the start line with their power tool racing machines in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 13, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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A contestant gets ready at the start line with her power tool racing machine in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 12, 2004.  For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere,  some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.
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June 13, 2004
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