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Remembering Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly

My favorite memory of Jim Kelly came at an AHRA race in Detroit Dragway during the middle seventies

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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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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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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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Muskrat Experimental Mustang at Detroit Dragway

The Muskrat was campaigned by J.D. Collins of Taylor, Michigan. Fastback Mustang carried a Ford 427 wedge for under the hood.

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Seaton’s Shaker 1966 Chevelle Funny Car

The Seaton’s Shaker Chevelle nitro funny car could carry the left front tire three feet in the air, while the right tire was still trundling on the asphalt.

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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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Detroit Dragway: August 1966 Funny Car Show

The show at Detroit Dragway that night was made up of three “old school” match bash racers and three tube-framed “intermediate” funny cars.

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427 Dynamite Chevelle Funny Car

The Dynamic Speed Shop Chevelle notched at least one victory at the 1966 Detroit Dragway gas funny car invitational.

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