Tag Archives: Detroit Dragway

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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Dick Mack’s Satisfaction Chevelle versus Bob DuBrock’s Mustang

Dick Mack's Chevelle defeats Bob DuBrock's Mustang

Dick Mack ran a full bodied Chevelle funny car with a shortened wheelbase approaching that of a fuel altered. The Satisfaction, running out of Ohio, garnered runner-up honors in the fuel category.

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Limelight Dodge: the Jack-Knife Funny Car

The front clip tilted forward, gasser style. The rest of the Limelight’s body however, was hinged at the rear and could be titlted up like a typical funny car.

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The Saga of the Competition + Mustang Funny Car

The story of Competition + and how a collection of drivers, car owners and fuel funny cars lead to a sad event at the 1967 Nationals at Indianapolis

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Dick Smith defeats Ron Ross for gasoline Funny Car Honors

Dick Smith’s Firebrewed Dodge Coronet defeated Ron Ross for the gas funny car crown at Detroit Dragway’s Midwest Championships.

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Jack Thorton and the Southern Style Dodge Funny Car

Jack Thorton competed in both the UDRA and NASCAR circuits with Southern Style Dodge Funny Car during the 1967 season,

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Ron Pellegrini’s Superbird Buick Funny Car

There were only a handful of Buick funny cars in the 1960s, and Ron Pellegrini raced two of them. The first was a fiberglass 1967 Gran Sport known as SuperBird.

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Funny car showdown: Jerry Harvey against Wayne Gapp

In a battle of SOHC powered Fords, Wayne Gapp defeated Jerry Harvey at Detroit Dragway’s 1967 Midwest Championshps.

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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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