1998 Honda Civic Dragster

In this stripped-down Civic, Stephan Papadakis became the first to race a front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicle in the quarter-mile in under nine seconds. At the time, most considered 13 seconds to be the limit for FWD vehicles. Pushing the edge of performance, Papadakis also became the first driver to break the eight-second barrier. Through these achievements, Papadakis and his team became one of the most popular competitors in the emerging Sport Compact Car drag racing class.