The Ivo Files: For Love, Not Money

By the winter of 1965, the landscape of drag racing …

By the winter of 1965, the landscape of drag racing was changing. Tommy Ivo had established himself as one of the sport’s primary architects. However, he could feel the sand shifting beneath his feet as the activity was rapidly evolving from a garag (Read More..)

Power Brokers: Crew Chief of the Month

The oft used phrase “racing in his blood” accurately does …

The oft used phrase “racing in his blood” accurately does describe Justin Taylor, crew chief on Mike Tocco and Roger Garten’s War Horse Nostalgia Funny Car. Taylor was an infant during his dad’s tenure as the driver of Dave Braskett’s Lone Ea (Read More..)

Pandemonium: Return With Us to the Roots of Funny Car Racing

In the late ’50s through the ‘60s, drag racing was …

In the late ’50s through the ‘60s, drag racing was in many ways a regional sport. From the mid/southwest roared the Top Fuelers of Bob Creitz, Jimmy Nix, Bobby Langley, Vance Hunt, Lou Cangalose and from Kansas City, Kansas, Bob Sullivan. Bob, with (Read More..)