Category Archives: 1968

Out of Sight Camaro: West Coast Wonder

Out of Site Camaro driven by Joe Garcia.

The Out of Sight Camaro is frequently mistaken as Ron O’Donnell’s Outasite Camaro, which ran out of Chicago. The Out of Site was actually driven by Californina’s Steve Garcia, who campaigned the car with brother Joe.

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Anyone remember the Public Nuisance Fiat Altered?

Public Nuisance Fiat at Detroit Dragway

When I saw the Public Nuisance Fiat, I had to snap a photo. It was Detroit Dragway, late 1960-something. I was there to see funny cars, but I have always had a soft spot for altereds, especially Fiat altereds. Looking at the picture now, it looks like a photo¬†out of time. A Fiat altered – […]

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Jim Maybeck and the Patriot Chevelle Funny Car

Jim Maybeck arrived at Detroit Dragway with Bruce Larson’s old Chevelle, now known as the Patriot. Larson’s brand new Camaro appears in the background.

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Bruce Larson and the USA-1 Camaro Funny Car

Bruce Larson was another entry at the 1968 Super Stock Magazine invitational in his popular USA-1 Camaro. The flip-top Camaro replaced his outstanding injected Chevelle, and relied on a blown rat motor for power. The new version of the USA-1 was state-of-the-art, running a Logghe Chassis and a flip-top, one-piece, fiberglass ’68 Camaro body. Larson […]

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Fred Goeske and the Hemi-Cuda II at Detroit Dragway

In 1968, Fearless Ffred Goieske replaced his rear-engine funny car with the Hemi-Cuda II and took runner up honors at the Super Stock Invitational at Detroit Dragway.

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Professor Kelly Chadwick and the Wild Thing II Camaro

Kelly Chadwick’s Wild Thing II was the epitome of the original funny car concept. The Camaro looks stock, except for the supercharger peeking through the hood, but he wheelbase was extended and the front end lengthened.

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Dick Harrell’s 1968 Funny Car Fleet

Unraveling the history of Dick Harrell’s 1968 season would task even Indiana Jones. Harrell took turns driving at least three funny cars during the season, and some suggest there was a fourth. Harrell sold his 1967 steel bodied tube-frame car at the start of the season, after taking delivery of a Don Hardy flip-top ’68 […]

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Rain, Rain Go Away, Dick Harrell’s Camaro has Come to Play

Rain cancelled the spring funny car show at Detroit Dragway before
Dick Harrell had a chance to show Detroit fans how well his flip-top Camaro could run.

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The Banshee Firebird at the 1968 Autorama

Could this be the first Firebird funny car? With a roll bar extending through the roof, the Banshee Firebird was a last minute entry for the 1968 Autorama in Detroit.

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Wayne Gapp and the Super Cat Ultra-Stock Cougar

When nearly all his contemporaries were embracing nitro and superchargers, Wayne Gapp bucked the system with a new, gasoline Cougar funny car he called The Super Cat.

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