Flashy, arrogant, and over-the-top funny cars dominated drag racing popularity from the late 1960s to 1970s. Experiencing drag races were a right-of-passage to adulthood for young fans back in the day. Mainstay floppers like the L.A. Hooker and the Hawaiian will forever fuel our veins with the nitro-powered memories of our favorite drivers battling for glory every race day in head-to-head combat. The funny car heroes of yesteryear are immortalized in Auto World’s Legends of the Quarter Mile.
• The 1970 NHRA and AHRA funny car champion Gene Snow returned in 1971 fielding a multi-car team of two mini-Charger funny cars with long time crew chief Jake Johnston
• Gene Snow’s 1971 funny car was the latest in his line of famed Rambunctious labeled racers
• Running a supercharged nitro burning Keith Black tuned 484 cubic inch Chrysler HEMI® in a Logghe chassis
• Winner funny car class 71 Super Stock Nationals at York, PA with an impressive four 6 second passes in a row and setting top speed of the meet at 219.51
• Repeated as winner of the 1971 AHRA Championship winning the funny car class in an amazing five of the nine “American” events
• Drag News recognized Gene Snow’s accomplishments by awarding him their Driver of the Year in 1971