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.
• Don Schumacher won the 1972 Coca-Cola Cavalcade of Stars Championship for Funny Cars, five NHRA national event titles, nine International Hot Rod Association titles and the 1973 American Hot Rod Association World Championship.
• A memorable win came in a 1970 Plymouth Cuda Funny Car when he earned the prestigious U.S. Nationals title.
• Don Schumacher regularly set records comparable to his best run in 1974 of 6.18 seconds at 241.95 mph. His record runs were set as far away as England when he was an international ambassador for the sport