Lew Arrington's Brutus was a serious contender at the dawn of the funny car era. In 1965 Brutus was powered by one of Mickey Thompson's Hemi-headed Pontiac monsters. Unfortunately the days of Poncho powered Pontiacs were drawing to a close and Lew would soon shift to a 392 Chrysler.
Designed and built by Ed Roth of Maywood, Calif., in 1959 the Outlaw has become a hot rod classic. The body, which resembles a Model T is built of fiberglass. The engine is '56 Cadillac and the chassis is various Ford parts.
The Atomic Age produced some strange model kits but this one must rate as the weirdest I have ever seen. Just don't fire one of your scale guided missiles into the reactor or you may generate a parental meltdown.
1965 was a very good year for Bill Lawton. Following back to back Stock Eliminator titles at both the NHRA and AHRA Winternationals, Lawton took out Handicap Eliminator in York driving the Tasca Ford A/FX Mustang.
The Cobra is yellow, not red or blue. It has Cragar SS wheels, not fake Halibrands. It has speed equipment decals on the bodywork. The doors are sporting reflective psychedelic signwriting. There are no sidepipes. It is racing on a dragstrip.