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  • Jeff Eyman

    The Nelson Carter series of Super Chief funny car was very popular with drag racing fans. Carter's drag racing career came to an unexpected and abrupt end with this crash. Carter had hired tuner Steve Bernd to drive the latest Super Chief at Orange County International Raceway. The crash was caught on film and can be seen in the Jim Dunn movie Funny Car Summer.

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I hope this will be my son and I a few years from now, working on cars together and sharing a common hobby. I think that is what I was missing from my childhood, there was nothing that my father and I ever shared together, I am going to get a project car for my son! Mustang of course.

Gear heads, back then, started out young! Usually with a mini bike or a go-kart.