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Bakersfield born and bred in 1959, the drag race that helped put the … Okay, so I’ve been hinting about and looking forward to this one for weeks, and it’s finally here: the 1970s Funny Car poll. A lot of you have cried on my shoulder about earlier polls and the heart-wrenching decisions to have to select only one car out of many of your favorites listed, and this one won’t be any easier. The 1970s was a seminal time for Funny Cars. Can’t remember against who, but he ran at Sanair the night before and at either Atco or Englishtown two nights prior to that. I was next up and was shut down at the burnout box. She stopped and took the time to talk to me as if we’d known each other for years. JJ himself came by a few minutes later and joined in on the conversation. They wished me luck and headed to their pit. I couldn’t believe I had actually gotten to talk to my hero and, arguably, one of the most popular women in the sport.” Prudhomme has always been one of my all-time heroes. Mustang II in 1979, but Beadle and the Max already had become huge fan favorites long before then. He was always approachable and fairly friendly. All his cars were top-line stuff and pretty amazing.
The next car on the list drew about as many nominations as Liberman’s Vega and is sure to do well. The car, backed by Interstate Bakeries, was colorful to say the least but also very functional, including a flow-through grille, fender bubble to lower the front end, enclosed side windows, louvered rear window, disc-covered wheels, and much more.

Heath Powell hit it on the head when he called the car “a grand experiment that was a decent success.” Steve Henshaw remembers Dunn’s first ‘Cuda well because he crewed on it. Everyone was running 426 Hemis, and we ran a 392 Hemi. It was always funny because we would always pit out in the end with nobody around us. Those were the best days with the best cars and drivers — no computers, just running with experience and a good ear to know that the car was right.” Okay, there they are … 16 great contenders for your vote, every one of them memorable in its own way. Don Garlits after watching the first Funny Car in qualifying made a pass, slightly quicker and faster than he had just run. Very dangerous if the blower blew up.. Hot Wheels, Matchbox and J. Don Prudhomme started out his career as a car painter. Don attended drag races, and worked as a crew member for “T. V.” Their will be a film featuring The Snake’s epic history, and several other drag racing icons will share their stories of the legend.
If you’re a Drag Racing fan of any age– this is an epic event not to be missed. DIMS opened in June of 1969, a new, modern super track that should have been destined for a long, bright future.

So new, they were still paving the pits when time trials started on Friday of that weekend. The resulting collision left Foster slightly injured.
The car appears much as it does today, with Hilborn fuel injection, race slicks, Mercury hubcaps, and full top. A combined ticket for both events is 150, a 25 savings. Event proceeds support the Petersen Automotive Museum’s educational and cultural mission. There are currently 3 users browsing this thread.
Now this is wherei t gets fuzzy, its either a fire-y background or blowing motors or tire dust, etc. Will go through them and pick out some good ones. The one I am thinking of may be a painting now that I think about it or a really high resolution photo from the hot rod magazine/photo book. I like the shot of the altered in the air. Bakersfield born and bred in 1959, the drag race that helped put the city on the map is turning 50 during its 3-day run, Mar. Their will be a film featuring The Snake’s epic history, and several other drag racing icons will share their stories of the legend.
If you’re a Drag Racing fan of any age– this is an epic event not to be missed. DIMS opened in June of 1969, a new, modern super track that should have been destined for a long, bright future.

So new, they were still paving the pits when time trials started on Friday of that weekend. The resulting collision left Foster slightly injured.
The car appears much as it does today, with Hilborn fuel injection, race slicks, Mercury hubcaps, and full top. A combined ticket for both events is 150, a 25 savings. Event proceeds support the Petersen Automotive Museum’s educational and cultural mission. Most of you saw my Green Valley dragway photo set and with such a reaction Ive decided to start posting my collection of drag racing pics ranging from 50’s-70’s. Ill try to post a few every day depending on how popular this thread becomes.

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