Volume X, Issue 8, Page 130

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FUNNY CAR FEVER IN QUIZ LAND

It's official! Everyone has gone crazy over Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars. Or is it Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars? Or is it Plastic Fantastics, or Old School Floppers, or what. Oh, ya say we're supposed to use the AA/FC designation. Fine by the Quizzter. Call them as you see them, but while you're pondering that angle, take the Quiz. Psst... it's about AA/FC's - some from tine past, some from the very recent past. Hit the starter button...now!

#1 Contrary to popular opinion, early funny cars had sponsors too. Who sponsored the very first funny car, Jack Chrisman's Comet?
A SO-COL FORD DEALER'S ASSOCIATION C SACHS & SONS LINCOLN-MERCURY
B BRAND FORD D LONG BEACH LINCOLN-MERCURY
#2 What was the original body style on the Don Schumacher Wonder Wagon funny car?
A PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA
C FORD PINTO
B DODGE CHARGER D VEGA PANEL WAGON
#3 Like many famous nitro cars, Raymond Beadle's Blue Max Arrow flopper was sold to overseas interests. What country does the Blue Max Arrow now call home?
A ENGLAND
C FINLAND
B   ABU-DHABI D NORWAY
#4 Who won AA/FC Eliminator at the recently concluded Lucas Oil Canadian Open at Mission Raceway Park?
A MIKE GREKUL   
C TERRY CAPP
B  TWIG ZIEGLER D KRIS KRABIL
#5  Who won this year's Nostalgia Fest for AA/FC's at Cordova Raceway?
A DOC HALLADAY
C KYLE WURTZEL
B SHAWN BOWEN D RANDY BAKER

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Congratulations to our July quiz winners, James Butler Brooke , was the first to answer 4/5 questions correctly! Below are the July answers.

JULY QUIZ ANSWERS

  1. #1 AHRA had 'em first,but NHRA added Funny cars to the lineup in 1969. Who was the first official NHRA national event F/C winner (at the '69 Winternats)? C CLARE SANDERS

    #2 Barry Setzer's legendary Vega, with Pat Foster driving was a factor wherever it raced. When and where did it score it's first NHRA national event win? C 1973 GATOR NATIONALS

    #3 There have been some great "underdog" stories at the U.S. Nationals, including Gary Burgin's win with his Orange Baron Mustang. What year did it occur? B 1977

    #4 Dale Pulde's War Eagle Trans Am was one of the most successful cars in funny car history. He was IHRA Funny Car champ in what year? B 1977

    #5 There was a time when so-called super teams did not dominate the final rounds of Funny car Eliminator. Candies & Hughes did it first - where and when? D 1970 GATOR NATIONALS  

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