Those first steps of the funny car pioneers...from the early A/FX "let's slide the body back, they'll never notice it" years,
pretty much up to when the names changed from the "Blue Max"and such, to "Big Beer Company Here"!

I tell ya, the stuff flying in over the wires is amazing! Everything shows up from professional photographer stuff to kids with Instamatics...and you know, the quality of the photo really doesn't matter. It's the subject, and the time...we'll never get back to this magic time again, so we just may as well enjoy what we can see. It's all good.

One thing we don't have, though, is photos for sale.
Most the photos on this site are unpublished, and are the copyrighted property of the individual photographers.

Check the Links page for photographers, and their contact information...

If there's something you don't see here, and you've got pictures of it, either scan 'em and send 'em in, or e-mail me and we'll work out something.

If you've got any info, please e-mail me. Link is at the bottom of each page. Thanks.

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Kosty Ivanof

Kosty Ivanof's "Boston Shaker Monza...

Photo by Dave Milcarek

Mike Burkhart

Another shot of Mike Burkhart's Nova...Green Valley Raceway, Texas...

John Charbonneau Photo

Don Prudhomme against Pisano and Matsubara.

Dave Milcarek Photo

The Mandingo Vega, at Rockingham, 1974.

Rick Covington Photo

Bill Heischler's short-lived Chevelle Funny.

Dan Bell Photo

Kelly Chadwick's FX Nova...Green Valley, TX.

Dan Bell Photo

Preston Honea's Rambler Marlin funny at Lions...1965. Those guys'd try ANYTHING!

Byron Stack Photo

Jeff Gordon's (no not THAT Jeff Gordon) King Kuda...

Mark Hovsepian Photo

Drake Visconte's Boss 429 powered Pinto Funny.

David Burlington Photo

Jeff Gordon again...the "Improper Bostonian" Cuda.

David Burlington Photo

Whitted and Custy Barracuda, St. Louis Raceway.

Chaz Schubert Photo

The aftermath of Huston Platt's infamous wreck at Yellow River Drag Strip...

Dr. Marvin T. Smith Photo

Don Schumacher in the seat of Barry Setzer's Vega...

Vic Cooke Photo

The late Mike Snively checking the air pressure in the slicks on "Mr. Ed" Wills Charger Funny at the Rock.

Rick Covington Photo

Lee Smith's altered wheelbase Plymouth...

Charlie Suggs Photo

The Virginia Twister Challenger of Kenny Warren.

David Burlington Photo


David Ray Photo

The Melrose Missle of Cecil Yother ridin' high and mighty on the high tech (for the day) ramp truck.

Henry Harrison at the end of a run, in the "Vulture" Challenger.

Dave Milcarek Photo

And the "Ace", Ed McCulloch at the start of a run in the Revellution Duster.

Dave Milcarek Photo

The Rat motored Charger of Wild Willie Borsch.

Dave Milcarek Photo

Who are these guys? Why a Gremlin?

Dave Burlington Photo

Well, here I know who, Lou Azar, but still, not why.

David Burlington Photo

Dave Beebe, in the Beebe Bros. Dodge Fever Challenger, up against Lil' John Lombardo in his combo Gas/Fuel Corvette.

Photo courtesy of Stan Weber, from the Paul Culley Collection

Ever wonder what happened to this Blue Max? It's cruisin' pubs on Jolly Olde England...

Paul Aray's "Illusion" Maverick.

Charlie Suggs Photo

Bob Pickett and crew doing a little maintenence on the US Marines Grand Am...

Charlie Suggs Photo they can go and do this thundering burnout...

Dave Milcarek Photo


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