"It's the Pits 3"

or

"And another Guy Named Dave"

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Mike Burkhart

"Big" Mike Burkhart's first funny...and hi-tech ramp truck.
Painted red on the left, blue on the right, fooled some people into thinking he had two cars.

David Ray Photo

Assassination

Dekker and Ward's Assassination Vega...

David Ray Photo

Whipple & Mr. Ed

Whipple and Mr. Ed Charger...

David Ray Photo

Blue Max

The Blue Max, Richard Tharp at the controls...Ontario, CA

David Ray Photo

Jess Tyree

Jess Tyree's Firebird, David Ray, driver. Had a nice little fire in this one, he did.
Look for a picture of that on a new page, coming shortly!

David Ray Photo

Charlie Allen

"All-American Boy" Charlie Allen, and his first Dart funny...
although, this is the later version, with the extended front end.

David Ray Photo

Gene Snow

As far as I can tell, this is Gene Snow's first funny car...and Dave agrees.

David Ray Photo

Charlie Allen

Charlie Allen had occasion to run two funnies at one time. This, the 69 Dart....

David Ray Photo

Charlie Allen

...and this one, the 70 Challenger.

David Ray Photo

Tasca Ford"

The 68 Tasca Ford Mustang, tuned by John Healy, and driven by Bill Lawton..

David Ray Photo

Color Me Gone Challenger

Roger Lindamood's Color Me Gone Challenger, getting a between rounds going over..

Dave, you know who the little spud is standing here?

David Ray Photo

Super Chief

The second Super Chief of Nelson Carter, but certainly not the first paint job...(that was a rainbow of color!)

Now, I'm just reading a list of Chargers, drivers and paintjobs, all Super Chief related, and I can't make heads or tails out of it.
It says that this should be a Mini-Charger. Doesn't look Mini to me. If so, Dave Beebe should be the driver.

David Ray Photo

AA/GS Vette

Well, it LOOKS like a funny, kinda. Fred Schirmer's AA/GS Corvette...

David Ray Photo

Super Chief

The last Super Chief...driven by Steve "Okie" Brandt, this car was stuffed into the guardrail at the 1972
Hang Ten FunnyCar Championship race.

David Ray Photo

Vette Shop

the Vette Shop Corvette out of Houston, Texas.

David Ray Photo

Super Duster

The Super Duster of Taylor and Wolff...driver, Gary Henderson

David Ray Photo

Super Ford

B/XS Mustang of Larry Coleman...

Former Dick Brannan/Hubert Platt car? The answer below...

"Sure is. This car did a ton of winning throughout it's years.
I believe Sidney Foster (later to drive the Super Ford Torino) was driving this car at this time.
This one later got a blower added."

Additional commentary, Joel "RACE CAR ART" Naprstek.

David Ray Photo

Dennett Bros. A/FC

Dennett Bros. A/FC Corvette, "Psycho"

David Ray Photo

Shirley

Yep, it's Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney. of all the funny cars Shirley drove, this is the only one to survive to the present day.
Currently owned by Larry Smith of Arlington, TX.

David Ray Photo

Custom Body

The Castronovo Bros. Custom Body Charger, 1969 model, Phil Castronovo the shoe...

David Ray Photo

Super Cuda

Larry Reyes "Super Cuda".

David Ray Photo

Don Gay GTO

Don and Roy Gay's 68 GTO, with Pontiac power...

David Ray Photo

Candies and Hughes

Paul candies and Leonard Hughes' 69 Barracuda funny. Leonard did the driving at this time...

David Ray Photo

Gene Snow

Gene Snow's last Rambunctious style funny. He went with Revell sponsorship next, and the "Snowman" series of cars.
You can barely see thge Bergler and Prock Vega right behind Gene's car here...

David Ray Photo

Steakley Bros.

David ray's first good ride...the Steakley Bros. Camaro back in 1969. The Monte Carlo behind, was Dave's
company car since Steakley was a Chevrolet dealer. 454 SS, Dave now say he really regrets not buying that one!

David Ray Photo

Jack Ditmars

Should probably be on the Fuel Altered site, but it's a bitchin' ride...Jack Ditmars Mini-Brute Opel A/FA.

David Ray Photo

Seatons Super Shaker

Pete Seaton's Super Shaker Corvair, Terry Hedrick at the wheel.

David Ray Photo

Doug's Headers Corvair

The killer car of the 1967 Nationals at Indy. Doug Thorley's Doug's Headers Corvair.
This car just dominated the nationals, and the very first Funny Car Eliminator.

David Ray Photo

Jerry Ruth

Out of the Northwest came Jerry "The King" Ruth.
First man to win both Top Fuel and Funny Car titles in the same year in his division. (Division 6)

David Ray Photo

Goeske Roadrunner

Fred Goeske's one of a kind Roadrunner.

David Ray Photo

Goeske Duster

And Fred's common as dirt Duster.

(It's a joke!)

David Ray Photo

Ronnie Runyon

The successor to the Blue Hell Corvair, Rapid Ronnie Runyon's Vega funny.

David Ray Photo

Lou Azar

Again, it's here. Lou Azar's Gremlin funny...

David Ray Photo

Ron Ellis BB/A

When Ron Ellis tired of running his T-bucket in AA/A, he yanked the body off (since it had all the aerodynamics of a brick),
and installed this 1969 AMX body shell...and went to BB/A

David Ray Photo

Unknown

Jim Stoddard, in the ex-Steve Bovan Camaro...

David Ray Photo

Ramchargers Dart

The Ramchargers 1971 Dart Sport here...

David Ray Photo

Unknown

Tony Olszko, out of Cleveland, Ohio. The odd body shape is because this team's
previous body was a 67 Barracuda, and the Charger shell wouldn't fit on the square cage chassis
. So, it was cut a little here, add a little there,
until the cage and the body fit.

David Ray Photo

Huston Platt

Hubert's brother Huston Platt, and the Dixie Twister Camaro.

David Ray Photo

Henchman Cougar

The former Kenz and Leslie Cougar, owned at this time by Art Ward. Sure nice looking, though.
Not too many 1969 Cougars around even at the time.

David Ray Photo

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