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The Funny Car project was started in the year 2000 when ADRA made it's debut. Like so many others, my family and I thought we would try running a funny car, since that was the only type drag car we hadn't raced but always wanted to. Unfortunately, ADRA folded, but we proceeded with our project.
We contacted Bobby LaRegina of Valley Chassis Works in Poughkeepsie, NY to make the 120" wb chrome-moly chassis for our Nostalgia funny car project.
We put the word out on the Internet that we were looking for a '71-'73 Mustang Mach 1 Funny Car body. I was contacted by Paul Fuess from Rowlett, TX. He had Bob Taylor's '71 Mach 1 "HEMI HOSS". Originally, this was John & Cogo Ead's "BOSS HOSS". We had it shipped up to New York where we had it fitted to our chassis; then sent it out to "Blast All" in Poughkeepsie to have the old paint removed. It then went to "Guy's Rod Shop" in Stanfordville, N.Y. for body work and install escape hatch.
Shortly after we bought the Mustang body, we purchased a '70 Challenger body from a N.E.T.O. club member. It turned out to be the Green Challenger of "Bob Banning Dodge" Driven by Tom Sneden & Wrenched by Dave Reitz. We will fit the "Bob Banning Dodge" to our chassis, as well, then after talking with Dave Ray for a while, we purchased the "Big Mike Burkhart" DORAN '69 Camaro body from Dave in Dallas TX. This will also be fitted to our chassis making it possible for us to participate at "Super Chevy", Mopar, & Ford meets.
When the chassis was built it was made to fit two different drive trains. There are two combinations for our Funny Car. The first is an Aluminum Blown Alky K-B, 540" Big Block Chevy, with Brodix heads, 8-71 Mooneyham Blower with Enderle bird catcher, backed by a Neal Chance "Bolt together" Convertor, and a Mike's Transmission "Ultra Vasco Glide", 9" Alum strange rear with 40 spline spool. The second combination is a Nitro Burning JP-1 Alum. 426 Hemi, K-B Heads, 8-71 Mooneyham blower, Enderle Hat, Mallory Super Mag III.
As the car progresses we will be posting more photos of it's paint along with performance updates to our site, So keep checking back.
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