Come See The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit ...and step back into the 70's

Gold Coast Charger

Race Car Specs

The Gold Coast Charger is a 1977 Chrysler Cordoba body on a 118 inch Simpson chassis.

This is the original Don Nieves AA/FC body restored to it's original 1977 paint job.

Providing the thunder is a Keith Black 426 stage 3 engine with a Coan 2-speed Powerglide transmission.

Best ET & MPH: 6.96 @ 196 mph

The History

The repairs were made in house, Don Naves straightened and painted it. Mark's Hot Rod Shop lettered it and all the airbrush work is original 1977 that Don saved.

This is one of a handful made and the only Cordoba Charger body running today. Thanks to Denny for finding it and everyone that helped on the restoration.

Photos & Videos

Team Location

South Bend, Indiana


  • Kay and Chuck Horvath


  • Mark Horvath


  • Brad Horvath
  • AJ
  • Jesse
  • Nicole
  • Kevin
  • Cody
  • Heather
  • Hospitality tent leaders: Kay and Lisa
  • Photo's by Debbie
  • Video's by Jesse & Cody


Shaker Performance
Jim's Sales and Service
Mark's Hot Rod Sign Shop