Tag Archives: Detroit Autorama.Car Show

The Porcupine, Semi-Hemi, Mystery Rat Motor

The big block Chevrolet V8 is known by a variety of names, but for most Chevrolet racers and hot rodders, it will always be simply the rat motor. How did such a popular engine come to be labeled as a rat?

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Dick Jesse’s Extreme Slant-Roof GTO Funny Car

Mr. Unswitchable was a Pontiac GTO funny car with the roof slammed so low that driver Dick Jesse had to drive with his head punched through the top. Car Craft magazine quickly dubbed the car the Slant Roof GTO in 1967.

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The Buckpasser: B/G Willys Coupe

The Buckpasser Willys coupe was campaigned by Tinney and Tignanelli and competed in the B/Gas Coupe and Sedan class

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Paul Stefansky’s Boss Hoss Mustang Funny Car

The Boss Hoss was Paul Stefansky’s entry for the 1968 drag racing season. The rare notchback Mustang funny car relied on an injected
Ford SOHC for power.

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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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