Tag Archives: Dick Jesse

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.

Posted in 1968 | Also tagged , , , , , | 4 Responses

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 […]

Posted in 1967 | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dick Jesse’s Mr. Unswitchable Pontiac GTO Funny Car

By 1967, most Pontiac funny cars had moved to Chevy or Chrysler engines to remain competitive. Dick Jesse bucked that trend with a blown Pontiac 421 in a steel GTO.

Posted in 1967 | Also tagged , , , , , | 8 Responses
  • Get Vintage-Nitro by Email:


    Delivered by FeedBurner


    Get Vintage-Nitro by RSS:
  • Ads:

    Factory Lightweigths Drag Racing History Book
    How to build Altered Wheelbase Cars Book
     
  • Ads by Google:

  • Search Vintage-Nitro