Since the 1940s, racers have been using the gas tanks from World War II fighter planes to build miniature speed demons known as "belly tankers."
After World War II, US junkyards were filled with discarded fighter planes and their leftover parts. Racers became particularly interested in their drop tanks, the extra fuel cell these planes carried. From these “belly tanks” they began building hot rods that are still popular amongst enthusiasts today. Visit Business Insider’s […]