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Out of Sight Camaro: West Coast Wonder

Out of Site Camaro driven by Joe Garcia.

The Out of Sight Camaro is frequently mistaken as Ron O’Donnell’s Outasite Camaro, which ran out of Chicago. The Out of Site was actually driven by Californina’s Steve Garcia, who campaigned the car with brother Joe.

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Anyone remember the Public Nuisance Fiat Altered?

Public Nuisance Fiat at Detroit Dragway

When I saw the Public Nuisance Fiat, I had to snap a photo. It was Detroit Dragway, late 1960-something. I was there to see funny cars, but I have always had a soft spot for altereds, especially Fiat altereds. Looking at the picture now, it looks like a photo¬†out of time. A Fiat altered – […]

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Jim Maybeck and the Patriot Chevelle Funny Car

Jim Maybeck arrived at Detroit Dragway with Bruce Larson’s old Chevelle, now known as the Patriot. Larson’s brand new Camaro appears in the background.

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Bruce Larson and the USA-1 Camaro Funny Car

Bruce Larson was another entry at the 1968 Super Stock Magazine invitational in his popular USA-1 Camaro. The flip-top Camaro replaced his outstanding injected Chevelle, and relied on a blown rat motor for power. The new version of the USA-1 was state-of-the-art, running a Logghe Chassis and a flip-top, one-piece, fiberglass ’68 Camaro body. Larson […]

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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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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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Limelight Dodge: the Jack-Knife Funny Car

The front clip tilted forward, gasser style. The rest of the Limelight’s body however, was hinged at the rear and could be titlted up like a typical funny car.

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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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Funny car showdown: Jerry Harvey against Wayne Gapp

In a battle of SOHC powered Fords, Wayne Gapp defeated Jerry Harvey at Detroit Dragway’s 1967 Midwest Championshps.

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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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