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Drag Race - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Race against a competitor or the computer. Wait until the start tree shows green, hit the accelerator, and get to fourth gear as soon as you can to get the checkered flag. Do not shift too fast, though, or you will blow the engine.

Drag Race was produced by Kee Games in 1977.

Kee Games released 16 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Kee Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Kee Games during the time period Drag Race was produced include: Quiz Show, Tank 8, Sprint 2, Tank III, Indy 800, Super Bug, Witch Hunt, Sprint One, and Ultra Tank


Name Drag Race
Developer Kee Games (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7634
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
  • Color: Black and White with a Color Overlay
  • Multi-colored overlay: separate colors for each track plus red, yellow and green for the start tree.

Conversion Class Atari BW Raster
Game Specific Drag Race Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Drag Race Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 4-position (1/2/3/4)
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Drag Race Control Panel Image

Game Play

This game uses working analog tachometers so you would know when to shift. Revving too high will cause the engine to blow. If you shift too soon, your speed will stay low because your engine won't be going fast enough to handle the gear.

Drag Race KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.85 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 2.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 1.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The game has a wide cabinet featuring the large 20-inch black and white monitor used by all early Atari/Kee games. The race tracks are stacked, one on top of the other on the screen. The cabinet is white with colorful graphics.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Drag Race Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Drag Race collectors who are active members. Of these, 20 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Drag Race machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Drag Race.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 52; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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