Tag Archives: Top Fuel Dragster

Doug Gordon in the Gordon and Best Purple Haze dragster

Gordon and Best dragster, 1975

The last time around, I asked Vintage-Nitro readers for information on the Public Nuisance Fiat. A tip of the hat to Ron Thums, who identified the car as the former ride of Doug Gordon. Not only did Ron name the car’s owner, he also linked to a website in which Gordon recounts his drag racing experiences in […]

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Connie Kalitta’s SOHC Ford Bounty Hunter Top Fuel Dragster

Connie Kalitta had his Ford SOHC Top Fuel car on display at the 1968 Autorama. It’s amazing how simple this rig looks. Slingshot dragster chassis, with a minimum of body work and a huge Ford V-8 mounted in front of the driver. This isn’t some cut-away display car, it is the complete dragster, ready to […]

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Ingenuity in Action: Detroit Dragway in 1959

Part 1 of Ingenuity in Action, a 1959 film about the NHRA Nationals at Detroit Dragway

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The Prussian, Steffey and Rupp Top Fuel Dragster

Last time around, we looked at Maynard Rupp’s Chevoom Funny Car from 1966. Rupp was a busy guy in 1965, as he built the rear-engine funny car between stints of driving the feared Prussian Top Fuel dragster. The Prussian was also on display at the 1966 Autorama. In 1965 the car won the NHRA World […]

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