Favorite Mustang FC (1 Viewer)

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What would be your favorite Mustang Funny Car that burned nitro?

I have three that have always been at the top for me, in no order.

** Dick Loehr and his great looking "Stampede" Mustang with John Skiba turning the wrenches and Max Curtis Ford on the side.
** Danny Ongais in Mickey Thompson's "Blue" Mustang of 69, the baddest FC of that year!
** The Jake Johnson shoed "Blue Max" of 1970, that 6.72 at the County during that years Manufacturers Meet was one of the passes of 70!

[email protected] birthday to my late father, he would have been 102 today, thanks for taking me to the races for all those years!
 

Cliff

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Trojan Horse Mustang. My dad was born 1915, would have been 105 years old this Aug. He passed way back in 1981, age 65. When I turned 66, I thought I have outlived my dad.
 

exdry15

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Cliff

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JP1Special

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The Keeling and Clayton California Charger Mustangs were absolutely beautiful cars. My other favorite was the LA Hooker Mustangs with Dave Condit driving.
 

Jon Asher

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The David Sein/Cecil Lankford-owned "Brand X" Mustang. Anyone foolish enough to let me drive their Funny Car -- not once but twice -- gets my vote. It's also my favorite because when they built a new car I was asked to shoot a fire burnout of it for the cover of Hot Rod Magazine while still a freelancer, just before I joined the staff of Car Craft. Three or four months later Petersen Publishing sold a poster of that cover, and generously paid me again. The cover shoot was an adventure...
 

Cliff

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The Joe Amato Mustang was never raced by Joe. He built it & was gonna get into F/C, but sold it instead. dunno who bought it, but it was a slick lookin' piece.
 

barry

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Thanks for the compliment, but it was all Bruce Mullins. My only contribution was that I think I told him red was my favorite color. He said "I'll call you when it's done"
I still have the car. Every once in a while, I'll go out to the shop and talk to it, but the conversations always turn political, and then escalates into an argument and the car threatens to throw the rods out if I don't agree with it.
Sorry again guys for the derailment. I need to get out of the house.
 

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The David Sein/Cecil Lankford-owned "Brand X" Mustang. Anyone foolish enough to let me drive their Funny Car -- not once but twice -- gets my vote. It's also my favorite because when they built a new car I was asked to shoot a fire burnout of it for the cover of Hot Rod Magazine while still a freelancer, just before I joined the staff of Car Craft. Three or four months later Petersen Publishing sold a poster of that cover, and generously paid me again. The cover shoot was an adventure...


That had to be physical origami to get you into a Funny Car. LoL How did you fit? Every time I sit in one I think "they ain't built for long legs!"

Alan

P.S. For the record, while Jon and I disagree strongly on some points, I do respect the guy, and believe it or not there are things we agree on.
 

Jon Asher

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Alan isn't the only one to have asked me about fitting in the car, but it wasn't that difficult. Once we got everything "adjusted" a little it all worked. I think I wrote it this way back in 1972, but I seem to remember writing "Don't ever let anyone tell you you can't stand up in a Funny Car, because you can." There were no roof hatches back then, so I had to bail out of the window when the car stopped. I don't recall getting hung up on the steering wheel or the brake handle.

Two more quickies: Barry Ferriolo's car is gorgeous, and the night shot of Baze's Winston Mustang is excellent. Who took it?

Jon Asher
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