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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Two power tool racing machines are ready 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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A masked 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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Two power tool racing machines during a run 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 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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Two power tool racing machines during a run 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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Two power tool racing machines at the start line 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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Two power tool racing machines during a run 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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Martin Weber test the trigger of the rifle that is part of his power tool racing machine based on a sander and that will shoot itself at the end of its run  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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A contestant rushes to stop the flames coming out of his power tool racing machine that crashed during a run 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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