Tag Archives: drag racing

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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Connie Kalitta’s SOHC Ford Bounty Hunter Top Fuel Dragster

Connie Kalitta had his Ford SOHC Top Fuel car on display at the 1968 Autorama. It’s amazing how simple this rig looks. Slingshot dragster chassis, with a minimum of body work and a huge Ford V-8 mounted in front of the driver. This isn’t some cut-away display car, it is the complete dragster, ready to […]

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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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Another Mustang Funny Car Mystery

Who built the notch-back Mustang funny car that appeared briefly at North Brother’s Ford in 1967? What happened to it? Help solve a 44 year mystery.

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Larry Arnold and the Penetration Dodge Funny Car

Before Larry Arnold established himself as a top funny car driver, he chased the UDRA circuit with his radical Penetration Dodge Charger.

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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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Gray Ghost GTO Funny Car: Extreme Altered Wheelbase

Larry Swiatek and the 1966 Gray Ghost GTO: an exercise in extreme funny car wheelbase modification. Swiatek brought his ultimate AWB match-bash A/FX car to Detroit Dragway for the 1967 Midwest Championships.

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Ced’s Muffler Bubble Top Nova Funny Car

Although there were a number of roadster funny cars in 1967, the Ced’s Muffler Nova set itself apart by enclosing the driver inside a bubble top canopy

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Stone, Woods and Cook at Detroit Dragway

Even though the Dark Horse 2 funny car never left the trailer, the Stone, Woods and Cook Mustang still made a big impression on the fans at Detroit Dragway.

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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 […]

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