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Seaton’s Super Shaker Nova Funny Car at Detroit Dragway

Seaton’s Super Shaker Nova funny car was another headliner at the 1969 AHRA Grand Nationals, with Terry Hedrick at the controls. When I got this photo back from the processor in 1969, I was disappointed to see all the shadows superimposed on the side of the car. Now, almost 45 years later, I really like […]

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Fred Goeske and the Hemi-Cuda II at Detroit Dragway

In 1968, Fearless Ffred Goieske replaced his rear-engine funny car with the Hemi-Cuda II and took runner up honors at the Super Stock Invitational at Detroit Dragway.

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Professor Kelly Chadwick and the Wild Thing II Camaro

Kelly Chadwick’s Wild Thing II was the epitome of the original funny car concept. The Camaro looks stock, except for the supercharger peeking through the hood, but he wheelbase was extended and the front end lengthened.

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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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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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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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1978 Model A Homecoming Video Highlights

With a backdrop of nearly 700 Model A Fords, this video explores the many variations of the Model A that appeared at the Greenfield Village Homecoming Celebration in 1978.

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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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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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