Funny Cars 1965-1979

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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 in 1966.

 

 

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.

 

 

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