Tag Archives: Detroit Autorama

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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The Dennett Brothers B/G Chevelle Psycho

The Dennett Brothers took a different approach to the Gas Coupe class, choosing a modern Chevelle over the more common Willys and Anglia body shells.

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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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Dave Zackary’s Cadillac Eldorado Funny Car

Dave Zackary’s experiment with a steel body, flip-top Cadillac funny car was great match-race draw, but ended in tragedy.

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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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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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Chevy Also Funny Car Match Racer

This was a difficult post to write, because I didn’t want to sensationalize a tragedy, yet I wanted to recognize a neglected car and driver. Today, sanctioning bodies and track officials are fairly transparent when a fatal accident occurs at the race track. No one likes to see a racing calamity, but the leaders of […]

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