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Mon, 29 Dec 2014, 17:58 PM

The Return of the "SUPER CAMARO" Funny Car is back in 2015
Courtesy of Al Liebmann






Pirrone & Ellershaw Racing along with Al Liebmann we will campaigning a 1970,bodied Super Camaro is a replica of the original car owned/piloted by the late Perry Wyatt. The Frantic Ford is a re-creation originally owned by Jim Fox and driven by Ron Riverio as part of the newly created "Classical Nitro AA/FC" group. Both with period looking fiberglass body with all the latest safety equipment making them legal to run at all NHRA & IHRA tracks. These cars are set to match race one another this coming year at tracks up and down the east coast and in the midwest. Long smokey burnouts, dry hops and big header flames will be part of the show to give race fans a taste of what it was like during this golden era in drag racing.

A little history on the original Super Camaro came out of a partnership between Ray Gallagher and Perry Wyatt from Detroit area. The construction began in 1968. Tom Smith of Wolverine Chassis was contracted to construct the Super Camaro. Perry Wyatt built the all steel 427 Chevrolet Engine and the Hemi-Torqueflight Automatic Transmission as well has the Nine-inch Ford rear end with a 4:56 Ring & pinion. Using a low rise Hilborn four port injector on top of a Chet Blazik prepped 6-71 Blower to feed Nitro Methane into it. The chassis was suspended front and rear with Ladder Bars out back and Coil overs up front. Rear wheels were American Bear Claws with Five-Spoke Americans up Front. Construction delays prevented the Super Camaro from hitting the Track until the Spring of 1970. At which time , it was basically "obsolete"... Racing mainly at Detroit Dragway, Milan, Motor City, US.30 in Gary, In. plus one trip the Kansas City, Missouri , the Super Camaro ran a best of 7:83@200.89mph !

Thanks to Perry Wyatt Jr. for allowing us to bring back a part of Detroit Funny Car history with a tribute to his dad and the name

Stay tuned for updated information by logging on to www.franticford.com and on FB





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