Tag Archives: Mopar

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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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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The Ramchargers Dodge Dart funny car at Detroit Dragway

1966 was a pivotal year in funny car development. Mercury unveiled the first flip-top funny cars, selecting Don Nicholoson, Steffey & Schartman, and Kenz & Leslie to campaign flip-top Comets. (Art Chrisman ran a fourth factory Comet, but by this time, his machine was a supercharged roadster) Powered by injected Ford SOHC engines, the new […]

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