Central Florida Dragway – 1972

A few found images from a quick trip I made to the track back in 1972. I believe these were taken with my Yashica TL Electro-X on Kodak Plus X Pan and developed by myself. The original negatives were in horrible condition and this is the best that my humble photo editor can make them.

“Vintage” funny cars of the day.

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Joe Winter’s new Mustang body on his older funny car frame. Joe stopped racing at the end of 1972. Chrysler 392 Hemi powered, a nitro-fueled rocket capable of nearly 200 mph in the quarter mile.

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1971 Chevy Vega body funny car of “Big Mike” Burkhart.

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“Big Mike” Burkhart’s Vega funny car with its 426 Chrysler engine. Mike pictured on the left.

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Camaro vs. Maverick

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1969? Camaro

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Mart Higginbotham’s Vega body funny car – it could be a Camaro body but I don’t think so.

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The Central Florida Dragway was located just east of Orlando off of SR 520 west from Cocoa Beach. It’s still in operation today.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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