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Most the photos on this site are unpublished, and are the copyrighted property of the individual photographers.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. Link is at the bottom of each page. Thanks.

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Larry Christopherson's Arizona Wildcat, shutting down after a hard pass...looks like a Hawaiian in the other lane

Provided by Mike Boersma

Looks a little lonely here, all by itself? The Arizona Wildcat at Amarillo Dragway...

Photo by Steve Martin

The Arizona Wildcat...naked.

Steve Martin Photo

Larry Christopherson issuing orders to the trusty mechanic...

Steve Martin Photo

Previous to the Arizona Wildcat, Larry Christopherson ran this Rat powered Nova...

Photo provided by Mike Boersma

Kelly Chadwick's 1969 Camaro, Rat powered...

Terry Knickerbocker photo

Looks to be OCIR, Big John's 'Cuda staging...

From the Paul Culley collection, provided by Stan Weber

The short-lived Bill Lawton Pinto Funny...short-lived only because it became Al Hanna's Eastern Raider,
when Lawton got out of the funny car deal.

James Morgan Photo

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R.C. Sherman and the Black Magic Vega...or is it Al Segrini...? You make the call...

Tom West photo © 2000

The Hartsoe Bros Monza, up against the Charger/Cordoba of Mr. Norm at Rockingham...

Rick Covington Photo

Them Hartsoe's again, with my pal Bob Barry in the other lane in the Rolling Thunder Monza...
Still Rockingham...

Rick Covington Photo

Ontario Motor Speedway...Guzman and Dekker's Assassination Cuda does the burnout...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

And they're off! Both the Assassination, and Candies and Hughes get off to a good start...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

The Colorado car hazes the tires, though...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

...and Candies and Hughes take the win!

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Steve Bovan's 392 powered Camaro...shown earlier on the site as Jim Stoddard's funny...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Looks like Bovan is out on the Hawaiian...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Jack Chrisman's 1970 version of his Mustang Funny...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

The late Mike Snively in Jim Annin's Challenger, gets the jump on a tire-smokin' Jim Dunn...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Sush Matsubara in Joe Pisano's Camaro, looks good so far...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Oops.

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Gene Snow, staging at the Supernationals...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Don't know if this was the burnout, or the actual run...Snow is out on Jim Dunn's Cuda, though.

Doyle Hatfield Photo

The Snake spanks the Super Duster...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

The Shoe, and the Israeli Rocket heat the hides...

Doyle Hatfield Photo

Bob Barry, Rockingham.

Rick Covington Photo

Appears to be Big Mike Burkharts' Satellite...

Rick Covington Photo

Herman Leiminster's Magical Mystery Cuda...former Chi-Town Hustler...

provided by David Burlington

Keeling and Clayton's California Charger Mustang.

Dave Milcarek Photo

The Trojan Horse Mustang II of Larry Fullerton...

Dave Milcarek Photo

"Superman" Jim Nicoll's Speed Equipment World sponsored Vega...

Dave Milcarek Photo

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