The drag racing community has lost an iconic voice for the sport.
Dave Bishop, an iconic drag racing photographer, passed away on January 12, 2021. He was a contributor to many drag racing publications, either as a photographer or writer. However, his proclamation of Charles Carpenter's nitrous-injected shoebox as the "World's Fastest '55 Chevy," which is largely credited for creating a groundswell of media attention, would lead to the Pro Modified movement.
Days after Bishop's passing, his friends and members of the drag racing community are trying to come to grips with the passing of the talented photographer who was a champion for the sportsman racer.
Greg Burrow, one of Bishop's closest friends, said the two met while attending High Point University classes back in 1967.