Category Archives: 1967

Don Schumacher and the Stardust Charger Funny Car

Don Schumacher’s Stardust Charger funny car wasn’t a flip top. Instead it featured an extreme altered wheelbase with both the rear and front wheels moved radically forward.

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Bernella Dodge Polara Funny Car: Della and Bernie Woods

Della Woods needs no introduction, as she established herself as a first-class funny car driver over the decades she competed. She got her start with the Bernella Polara funny car.

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Bonnie Anderson and the That Girl Chevelle Funny Car

That Girl was a true altered-wheelbase match-bash funny car. Bonnie Anderson was one of the pioneer women funny car pliots and she was a regular on the UDRA circuit,.

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Gray Ghost GTO Funny Car: Extreme Altered Wheelbase

Larry Swiatek and the 1966 Gray Ghost GTO: an exercise in extreme funny car wheelbase modification. Swiatek brought his ultimate AWB match-bash A/FX car to Detroit Dragway for the 1967 Midwest Championships.

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Ced’s Muffler Bubble Top Nova Funny Car

Although there were a number of roadster funny cars in 1967, the Ced’s Muffler Nova set itself apart by enclosing the driver inside a bubble top canopy

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Stone, Woods and Cook at Detroit Dragway

Even though the Dark Horse 2 funny car never left the trailer, the Stone, Woods and Cook Mustang still made a big impression on the fans at Detroit Dragway.

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Detroit Dragway Action: Mr. Unswitchable versus Hemi-Hunter

In April of 1967, I attended the Midwest Championships at Detroit Dragway. The event included eliminations for both nitro and gas burning funny cars. Most of the cars were part of the UDRA circuit out of Chicago, and they ran the gamut from steel bodied match racers to the latest all-fiberglass missiles. This is my […]

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Old-Skool Willys Gasser | 1967 Detroit Autorama

This Willys coupe appeared at the 1967 Detroit Autorama, looking like a throwback to more colorful drag racing era.

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The Vette Shop display at the 1967 Autorama

The Vette shop exhibited two injected, big-block drag racing Corvettes at the 1967 Detroit Autorama. Just the thing to get Corvette fans to stop and stare.

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Yet another variation on the Super Shaker name

The Super Shaker as it appeared at the Detroit Autorama in 1967. How many drag cars raced under the Super Shaker name?

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