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Show & Tell With Drag-Racing Legend Al Young

In this episode of Show & Tell, Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras speaks with dragster driving legend Al Young. The first Asian-American world champion drag racer, Al is also a kung fu master, long-time teacher, and direct descendant of Chinese-American railroad workers. At 73, his passion for racing hasn’t slowed, and he still builds customized race cars from his garage in Seattle. Get an inside look at Al’s high-powered cars, hear stories about overcoming personal obstacles, and learn more about Chinese-American history.

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