I'll open this page with a shot
of my old friend, the late Pat Foster in Berry Setzer's Vega
at Lions in 1971.
Big John Mazmanian's
1970 Cuda being serviced at OCIR.
Ron O'Donnell in his Big Noise
From Illinois Cuda and John Loukas (better known for his dragsters)
in 1971. Could be a Coke Cavalcade race.
Al Segrini in the ATI
Black Stang in 1975.
Not a positive ID, but think
this is Steve Bovan's first A/FX/Funny Car effort at Fontana
The infamous Frederick DiNome
aka "Broadway Freddy" DeName was a drag racer for fun
- a car thief and murderer by trade. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY
he was a member of Roy DeMeo's Brooklyn, New York crew, which
was a unit of the notorious Gambino crime family. His sorted
life and death is well chronicled within WDFIL.
Rumor has it, and those of us
from the day, will confirm that Freddy was bold enough to steal
Don Schumacher's entire rig from a hotel parking lot. He showed
up with this car two weeks later. The case was never solved.
Jungle Pam forefront
during a flopper meet at Byron Dragway in 1974.