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Jungle Pam: Drag Racing's Sweetheart Then And Now

funny car drivers from the 70s

Prior to his death he and wife Roz resided in Dallas. She had a fan base of her own, independent of Liberman. Because we were on the far side of the track from the entrance, it would take two to three hours to get to the highway. We ran a couple rounds and the 3rd round I remember well. All the while, however, she has done her best to keep the groovy memory of Jungle Jim Liberman and that era alive.

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These Vintage Funny Car Liveries Defined The 1970s Drag Racing Scene • Petrolicious

funny car drivers from the 70s

In an interesting turn of events Burkett would leave the racing circuit due to financial troubles and got a job at the Playboy Club in nearby Baltimore, Maryland so she could earn the cash necessary to keep her racing career going. Make no mistake, Muldowney was a badass in every sense of the word. You do it because you love it. Athletically, the kid from Norristown, Pa. The cars are the stars in this sport more than any other save for monster trucks maybe and they all had crazy names we can remember as easy as superheroes, all thanks to the wacky and wonderful sign-writing emblazoned all along the bodywork.

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Jungle Pam: Drag Racing's Sweetheart Then And Now

funny car drivers from the 70s

With no paint and the car name shoe-polished on the side with an odd question mark at the end the car was either still new or recovering from a previous malady. Roger did play football for Texas Tech, he graduated before 1970. Unfortunately the chrome-dripping, flame-flowing, teardrop-window-conversion efforts did the same irreversible damage to style that the hugely flared, collared, and platform-booted disco suit ended up doing to the dance floor. The car was one of the great country wide match racers of all time. The dude in the Milwaukee arena just screams at me and is like, 'Where do you think you're going? Beer was flowing, parties are already started, it is Friday after all. Already in line to get in tomorrow, and it isn't even dark yet. In the early 70s Brian Lengle future Sno-Town Shaker ran the High Plains Drifter Charger, in the late 70s Chris Eckert ran the High Plains Drifter Camaro and in the early 80s Brain Ranney ran a High Plains Drifter Vega.

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Seattle in the '70s, Part 2

funny car drivers from the 70s

You took your ticket to the stand and they paper punched it. Jungle Pam Learned About Cars And Racing On The Job Hardy soon captured the attention that Liberman had hoped for. Just 18 years old at the time 1972 and a couple of weeks shy of high school graduation, Pam Hardy had a chance meeting with Jungle Jim that would alter her plans for the next few years. She finished 18th in points in the 2012 U. That name stuck with Lindamood from his days in Stockers and Super Stockers all the way up to the nitro floppers.

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Classic FunnyCar Board

funny car drivers from the 70s

A force to be reckoned with, Guthrie garnered the praise and respect of her peers. You should check out his work at his Ebay store. Schools in France are closed on Wednesdays, bringing out a, um, louder brand of fan to the French Open, and that trio of past champions of the clay-court major seemed to appreciate the adulation from the little ones who attended their straight-set victories. Must have been one hell of a paper route he had. Driver ran series of cars with the same name, including an early 70s Challenger. I drove it a few times in So Cal, and then he decided to go on the road with it. Photo courtesy of Hector Leal and Racing and Rodding.

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funny car drivers from the 70s

Do you know any more about this car? A couple years later Gordie move to Deer Park, just north of Spokane. Jungle Pam's Reign As Queen Of The Track Lasted Just Four Years It was good while it lasted, but as the sport of drag racing became more popular, it also became more regulated. She has been considered as the most talented race driver. Photographed at Sacramento in the mid-80s, car burned to the ground soon after this shot was taken! Micheal Cox drove at first but Paul Gordon later became the driver for the rest of the car's life. On June 25, 2015, the Warriors selected Kevon Looney with the No.

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These Vintage Funny Car Liveries Defined The 1970s Drag Racing Scene • Petrolicious

funny car drivers from the 70s

Rivera, who passed away recently, is part of an exclusive group of Pro Stock drivers who competed in five decades. I remember when at least half the cars at the track had a name. Stipanovich recently returned to racing with his son Chris to field a new funny car. Maybe how to do a little bit better interview, how to be too crazy, how to be too stupid, how to let go, how to sell from the heart, how to love our sport, how to love the fans. Beadle beat Gene Snow at the Big Go in the quickest side by side European race ever, 6.

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Jungle Pam: Drag Racing's Sweetheart Then And Now

funny car drivers from the 70s

One year later she competed in the Indianapolis 500 and drove in the Daytona 500. Very late in the decade Ward, bought the Powers Steel Corvette from John Powers. Another awesome shot of Muldowney on the beach with white go-go boots beside one of her cars. Cubs manager Joe Maddon swapped out Zobrist after he grounded into a double play to end the sixth inning in that May 6 ballgame against the Miami Marlins. I think it was at this time the wing was added.

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