The First Funny Car
As the story goes, this car originally belonged to drag racing legend Dick Landy, who almost made it the first production car with a Hemi to win a race. Then, he modified it heavily, pushing both the front and rear axles forward and moving the engine back for better acceleration. Based on the looks, it earned the nickname “Funny Car," which of course became an entire classification for drag racing. [More pics…]
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's currently reading more about Dick Landy. He can be found on Twitter.