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The Big Surprise! by Gil Rebilas

The Big Surprise! by Gil Rebilas

All forms of drag racing, on water, asphalt, sand or gravel have cars running on nitromethane.  one of the things that happen in any of those forms happens when an intake valve sticks open for whatever reason allowing the valve to be open when fuel is ignited by the spark in the cylinder.  It’s called a “Blower Explosion”!  Unlike other […]

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Motorsports Photographer Gil Rebilas captures Mark Kinsellas Spolsion at English Town

Motorsports Photographer Gil Rebilas captures Mark Kinsellas Spolsion at English Town

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to pass on my gift to other photographers.  Some of whom, have gone on to some very good and lucrative careers in photography.  Lesson: The one thing that I’ve taught everybody was not to worry about how far away something that’s happening, press the button and hold it down!  If it’s in focus, […]

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Are Boats Supposed to Fly? by Gil Rebilas

Are Boats Supposed to Fly? by Gil Rebilas

Take any form of racing and pick it apart and you will see that the common thread for it all is the competitive spirit in each of the competitors.  People, no matter what their age and how their demeanor is, turn into beasts behind the wheel of their racing machine.  I’ve seen kids as young as 5 years old, turn […]

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Splosions! by Gil Rebilas

Splosions! by Gil Rebilas

Splosions! These are images that I taken of Top Fuel Dragsters that had something that I deemed bigger than an Explosion! I call the splosions! Mark Kinsela had this crank explosion that ranked high on the splosion chart! A crank explosion is where the whole engine explodes off the crank! The engine in Mark Kinsela’s dragster was almost thrown out […]

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What’s Cackling?  Old School Fuel Cars by Gil Rebilas

What’s Cackling? Old School Fuel Cars by Gil Rebilas

What’s Cackling is a series of videos that will take you back in time when some of the most famous Drag Racers ruled the Drag Strip. Some of the original owners/drivers tell how they searched for their old cars and how they found and restored their find to the shape they were in back in the 50’s and 60’s.  Some […]

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Motorsports Photographer Gil Rebilas is the Target at the Top End

Motorsports Photographer Gil Rebilas is the Target at the Top End

Back in 1988, I went for a ride with a Top Alcohol Funny Car driver to an NHRA points race in Cayuga, Canada.  I positioned myself up at the shutdown area.  It was quite different than the NHRA tracks in the U.S.,  There was no guardrail alongside the track!  Like we did in the ’60’s and “70’s, I stood about […]

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Torque down those bolts! Fill those fire bottles! Hold on tight! You’re in the GilZone! with Gil Rebilas

Torque down those bolts! Fill those fire bottles! Hold on tight! You’re in the GilZone! with Gil Rebilas

Hi!  I’m Gil Rebilas!  There’s a lot of racers who know me and the reputation that I’ve been dealt with!  A good friend and racer, Dave Pascucci used to do my car repairs and I would trade him his working on my car for pictures!  He was mainly interested in pictures of his own car but was intrigued by my […]

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