Pontiac stalwart Dick Jesse's GTO based flopper was a peculiar amalgam of funny car and dragster. More akin to competition coupe than funny car, Mr Unswitchable was a curious addition to the emerging funny car circus. Perched atop his severely chopped GTO, Jesse resembled a lunatic tank commander high on the scent of methanol, ready to blast his way to victory.Powered by 421 cubic inches of supercharged Pontiac power, Mr Unswitchable is a reminder of a time when innovation tore up the quarter mile. Sadly, funny cars have become generic showponies, indistinguishable other than their hideous advertising.
You would be hard-pressed to describe the original Willys Model 77 as anything other than practical,howeverin the hands of horsepower crazed drag racers this homely little coupe took on an attitude all its own. What may have been best remembered as an austere depression-era relic, hustled its way down the quarter mile and into history as one of the gasser war's finest. Via: The H.A.M.B
For those lucky enough to witness the spectacle, weekends during the 1960's at Southern California's drag strips were horsepower heaven. Mazooma1 from the H.A.M.B was one of the fortunate few and thankfully, for those who missed it, he was armed with his trusty camera.The Holman & Moody prepared A/FX Mustang of Paul Norris caught Mazooma's keen eye in 1965.
Wayne Kady's 1963 Cadillac Concept was a million miles from the staid production models, possibly due to a lack of parking space. Regardless, it did foreshadow the direction Buick would take with the Riviera later that decade.