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.
• Painted traditional Fighting Irish green with blue and gold trim, the new
Camaro carries forward the legacy of their NHRA nationals winning fueler
• The new Fighting Irish 1971 Camaro is powered by a 426 cubic inch tunnel
port Mopar HEMI, putting power to the ground through a Ford
Detroit Locker running 4:10 gears
• Former Marine Dick Rosberg was hired to pilot this new drag racer across
the USA on the professional circuit
• In 1971 at the New England Dragway in Epping NH, Rosberg in the Fighting
Irish was the winner running a 6.90 quarter mile at 206 mph.
• Dick Rosberg would go on to pilot the Fighting Irish funny cars for three
years until Tim Beebe retired from racing.
• In 2013 the late Dick Rosberg was inducted into the International Drag
Racing Hall of Fame.