Hot Rod Deluxe - - Contents - —DAVE WAL­LACE

A flip-top flips at Bak­ers­field, say­ing good­bye to Tim Mar­shall and Dale Emery, and on the Scene at the Grand Na­tional Road­ster Show and March Meet.


Bob God­frey’s Burnin’ Money Nos­tal­gia Funny Car lived up to its name on a spec­tac­u­larly un­suc­cess­ful March Meet qual­i­fy­ing at­tempt, burn­ing through a late-model Hemi and beat­ing up its Bar­racuda body. As if fire and oil and bounc­ing slicks weren’t keep­ing Aus­tralian shoe Steve Eas­ton plenty busy, the ab­sent fire­wall ex­posed him to a blind­ing spray of foam as he ex­pertly slid

the mess to a safe stop. Vet­eran pho­tog­ra­pher and reg­u­lar Deluxe con­trib­u­tor Paul Sadler was per­fectly po­si­tioned atop a man lift beyond Famoso Race­way’s fin­ish line. Coolly zoom­ing his Nikkor 80-400mm lens, Paul pro­duced one of the best se­quences of any Funny Car era. From his 110 (!) in­di­vid­ual frames, we chose as many as would fit this spread with­out un­due down­siz­ing.


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