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Most the photos on this site are unpublished, and are the copyrighted property of the individual photographers.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. E-mail link is at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

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Kenny Safford in the SWC Mustang, goes off against Clyde Morgan in the Javelin 1...

Photo by Rick Molchan

Andy Clary

Bad Bascomb's Ghost

Provided by Stan Weber, from the Paul Culley Collection

The Larry Coleman Torino, and Ronnie Runyon's "Blue Hell" Corvair...Green Valley, Texas.

Dan Bell Photo

Gene Conway's Corvette roadster funny at OCIR...

From the Paul Culley Collection, provided by Stan Weber

Dickie Harrell and Doug Nash at Green Valley Raceway in Texas...

Dan Bell Photo

Al Vanderwoude's Flying Dutchman Dart at Continental Divide Raceway in Colorado...

R.L. "Pete" Garramone Photo

Ray Alley's Engine Master's Barracuda at Green Valley...

Dan Bell Photo

Ol' Gaspar Ronda, suiting up ....

Photo by Dan Bell

Must not have done so well...he don't look happy...

Photo by Jim Hill

The Snowman's first altered wheelbase Dart...

Dan Bell Photo

Kosty Ivanof's 'Vette, Tuff Enuf

David Burlington Photo

Gary Burgin hazin' the hides at the Beach...

Dave Milcarek Photo

Back when this was part-time for him, Gary Densham in the "Teacher's Pet" Challenger.

Dave Milcarek Photo

Big Jim Dunn's killer rear-engine Cuda...Orange County.

Dvae Milcarek Photo

"Rapid" Roger Garten fogging in Pomona with the "Warhorse" Mustang...

Dave Milcarek Photo

Looks like Randy Walls, and his first "Super Nova"...

??? photo

Bob Hankins former AA/FA, turned funny car...

Dave Bowman's rear-engine Vega panel, the "California Stud".

Bob Plumer Collection

Dave in the hot seat, getting ready to light off the "Stud"...

Dave Milcarek Photo

Tom Prock, in the Castronovo Bros. "Custom Body" Challenger...

Bob Plumer Collection

Looks like it's been a loong week for David Ray and the Mike Burkhart Vega...

Bob Plumer Photo

The Dennett Bros. Vette, hookin' hard at Great Lakes Drag-O-Way.

Photo provided by Ken Dennett

Ray Alley again, this time with the "Engine Masters" Charger...

Photo from the Bob Plumer Collection

Fast Eddie, gettin' up, and down against Butch Leal in the California Flash Cuda...

Bob Plumer Photo

Fast Ediie Schartman again, Thompson Dragway 1969

Charles Gilchrist Photo © 1969

Frantic Ford...Rivero, Glenn, I dunno who was driving here!

Bob Plumer Photo

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