Come See The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit ...and step back into the 70's
Thunder & LightningCome out to QCMP on July 26th for a 6-car nostalgia funny car show. Thompson Raceway ParkOn August 2nd come to Thompson, OH for a 6-Car GLNFCC show. Empire DragwayFunny Cars will be at Empire Dragway in Leister, NY on Aug 9-10 to pound the ground. Ford vs. MoparBristol Dragway hosts the annual Ford vs Mopar event on the 30th of August.

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CK Nationals

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July 5, 2014: The annual CK Nationals rolled into St. Thomas Dragway on July 5th. This year the title sponsor was Robert Strong Financial & Wealth Management Broker LLC. For the last three years Bob Maxwell has worked with Jay & Michelle Morse to build this event into a great day of racing for the spectators and racers.

This is the second year that the GLNFCC has been invited to participant at this event. The two cars involved were Rocky Ausec’s Solid Rock Mustang and the Horvath’s Damn Yankee Vega.

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S&W Race Cars Contingency Program Now Offered to GLNFCC racers

S&W Race Cars In-House Race Series Contingency Program

The S&W Race Cars In-House Race Series Contingency Program pays out $100.00 in reward credits to the Winner and $50.00 in reward credits to the Runner-Up. All GLNFCC Racers are eligible.

To sign up a racer must first fill out the application form and send it in to Jill Canuso (, the Marketing Director at S&W Race Cars. Secondly, they will need to place (1) S&W decal on each side of the car. Jill will send the S&W decals directly to the racer after I receiving their application.

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The Funny Car...

...was the king of the quarter mile back in the 70' and 80's. Their stage was the drag strips across America. These drag strips would be busting at the seams with spectators that wanted to hear and see the fire breathing, ground-shaking, fiberglass crusaders.

Photo by Bob Wenzelburger

This was a time that had car and driver traveling the countryside for match races and shows that were common in the 70's and early 80's. These drivers would sometimes be booked into 3-5 events a week. Some of the cars that currently run on the nostalgia circuit are original cars from the 1970's and have been replicated to look as they did in their glory days.

Others are bodies and or chassis's that have somehow survived the test of time. Most of the cars have nicknames that made the 70's funny car scene so attractive. Each year there seem to be more cars built, with some old familiar names reemerging.

Photo by Bob Wenzelburger

The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit is a blown alcohol nostalgia funny car group that provides a step back into the old days when traveling funny cars shows were the norm.

So now is the time to bring back that nostalgia feeling to your track, by booking in our nostalgia funny car match-racing circuit, or if you are a spectator by letting your track operator know that you want to see The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit at your track. We can provide an affordable 2 to 8-car field. Our show could be added to compliment an existing nostalgia show or a reunion race. Most of the cars are 1980 or earlier body styles.

Photo by Matt Brehmer

We can also put a spin on the usual funny car show and match up the funny cars with front engine dragsters that are either blown on alcohol or front engine dragsters that are injected on nitro. These cars run in the 7.00 to 7.50 second range providing excellent side by side shows. Old smoky halftrack burn outs and speeds close to 190 mph, and often unpredictable runs. The cars involved have been racing for many years and have many crowd-pleasing runs to their credit.

One requirement for this circuit is that these cars be as period correct as they can. You will not see any aerodynamic body tricks on these funny cars. The teams are very fan friendly and welcome spectators into the pit area.

Featured Team

Gold Coast Charger
Gold Coast Charger, piloted by Mark Horvath, is the other Horvath-family funny car.  This is the original body of the car from the 70s.

Gold Coast Charger, piloted by Mark Horvath, is the other Horvath-family funny car. This is the original body of the car from the 70s.

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