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Early Funny Cars: A History of Tech Evolution from Gas Altereds to Match Race Flip Tops 1964-1975

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Blast through the evolving early years of Funny Car drag racing when door slammers morphed into flip-top rail monsters. The era features historic mounts from Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick, Al “the Flying Dutchman” Vanderwoude, "Jungle" Jim Liberman, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, and many more!

The metamorphosis from door slammers to fiberglass flip-top dragsters wasn’t ever a cut and dry plan. As drag racers pushed the envelope for more speed, a series of innovations quickly evolved and refined the genre.

Funny Cars cut their teeth in the A/Factory Experimental (A/FX) and Experimental Stock (X/S) classes in 1964 with the 2-percent Mopars that looked funny with their axles moved forward. However, it was Jack Chrisman’s supercharged, nitro-fueled 427 Supercharged Factory Experimental (S/FX) Comet Caliente that trailblazed the class on which the NHRA turned its back and the AHRA fully accepted. Showmanship became the draw in the dawn of Funny Car with half-track burnouts and flame-throwing headers that packed fans five deep at the fence.

By 1969, the NHRA had no choice but to create a class for these nitro-breathing, flip-top-sporting rail bruisers, indoctrinating the Funny Car (F/C) class at the Winternationals with 40 cars vying for 16 places in the field. The rest, as they say, is history!r

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Blast through the evolving early years of Funny Car drag racing when door slammers morphed into flip-top rail monsters. The era features historic mounts from Arnie "the Farmer" Beswick, Al “the Flying Dutchman” Vanderwoude, "Jungle" Jim Liberman, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, and many more!

The metamorphosis from door slammers to fiberglass flip-top dragsters wasn’t ever a cut and dry plan. As drag racers pushed the envelope for more speed, a series of innovations quickly evolved and refined the genre.

Funny Cars cut their teeth in the A/Factory Experimental (A/FX) and Experimental Stock (X/S) classes in 1964 with the 2-percent Mopars that looked funny with their axles moved forward. However, it was Jack Chrisman’s supercharged, nitro-fueled 427 Supercharged Factory Experimental (S/FX) Comet Caliente that trailblazed the class on which the NHRA turned its back and the AHRA fully accepted. Showmanship became the draw in the dawn of Funny Car with half-track burnouts and flame-throwing headers that packed fans five deep at the fence.

By 1969, the NHRA had no choice but to create a class for these nitro-breathing, flip-top-sporting rail bruisers, indoctrinating the Funny Car (F/C) class at the Winternationals with 40 cars vying for 16 places in the field. The rest, as they say, is history!r

Pages : 192
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 63 color & 389 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613256985
Product Code : CT683

Dedication 

Acknowledgments 

Foreword by Dale Pulde 

 

Chapter 1: 1964–1965: Quarter-Mile Madness: Mixing Aspects of A/FX and X/S 

Chapter 2: 1966–1967: Funny Cars Hit the Scene 

Chapter 3: The Magical Realm of Funny Cars 

Chapter 4: 1970–1974: Performance, Growth, and Surprises 

Chapter 5: The Coca-Cola Cavalcade of Stars

Chapter 6: Wildlife Racing Enterprises Brings Hot Wheels into Drag Racing 

Chapter 7: Mid-Engine Marvels or Quarter-Mile Monstrosities of Technology and Safety?

Chapter 8: “Jungle” Jim Liberman: The Persona of a True Showman 

Early Funny Cars: A History of Tech Evolution from Gas Altereds to Match Race Flip Tops 1964-1975

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