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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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Bernella Dodge Polara Funny Car: Della and Bernie Woods

Della Woods needs no introduction, as she established herself as a first-class funny car driver over the decades she competed. She got her start with the Bernella Polara funny car.

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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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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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Yet another variation on the Super Shaker name

The Super Shaker as it appeared at the Detroit Autorama in 1967. How many drag cars raced under the Super Shaker name?

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When Funny Cars had Names

Once, a catchy name was every bit as important to a funny car driver as a supercharger and nitro. A look back at some of the exciting names from yesteryear.

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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.

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The mystery of the Competition + Mustang funny car

Known as Competition +, this was likely the first flip-top Mustang funny car in existence. Who drove it and why is it so difficult to learn more about the car

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Al Bergler’s More Aggravation dragster

Like all of Bergler’s machinery, everything on More Aggravation was first class. And like the earlier version, it was also very fast.

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Detroit Autorama: Oasis in the Snow

Then someone would open a door to the auditorium and we would catch a glimpse of summer. The weather outside did not matter, inside Autorama it was high performance heaven.

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