Talk:Funny Car

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Name[edit]

But why are they called "Funny" Cars? --Goatrider 03:47, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Cause they looked funny, with the rear wheels moved up under the back seats and the front wheels moved up to the bumper. Gzuckier 15:23, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

funny cars kick ass i wanna be one of them drivers when i grow up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.150.113.126 (talk) 02:40, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

References - dead link[edit]

The reference "The Serious Business of Funny Car Aerodynamics, General Motors" points to a dead link.

How can I edit the references? When I click on edit, I don't see this link. However, it's still there... :S

Sizif (talk) 12:10, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

The place to edit is at the end of the first paragraph, between the "ref"s. I've found what I think is the correct link. If you find a better one, go ahead of put it in, but please test it first before saving it. -- Glenn L 09:34, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

First flipper bodies?[edit]

When were the first flipper or flip top funny car bodies run? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bizzybody (talkcontribs) 05:14, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

NHRA Champions needs formatting[edit]

The section "NHRA Funny Car Champions" could be formatted as a table to improve readability. Pottersson (talk) 03:43, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

1,000 foot runs[edit]

In recent years NHRA has limited Top Fuel and Funny Car to running 1,000 feet, due in part to the death of Scott Kalitta and because they've been running so fast. The solution to slow down Funny Car is ludicrously simple. Go back to the body rules of 25+ years ago when the body had to be based on a real car's shape. Make it so the body must be *exactly* the shape of a production vehicle except for being stretched between the base of the windshield and front axle centerline, and allow alteration to accommodate the big rear tires. Underneath any chin spoiler, airdam and rear spoiler or wing the body shape should exactly match the production vehicle. Ban the narrow 'greenhouse' streamliner bodies that are all virtually identical and the "too fast" problem will go away. Bizzybody (talk) 06:45, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

It's a gasser[edit]

Can somebody add info on the alky & gas classes...? TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 16:26, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Origin of Name[edit]

Funny cars use nitrous oxide or "laughing gas". I believe that is why they are called funny.  Randall Bart   Talk  17:23, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Capitalisation[edit]

This page should be at "Funny car", it seems. --Anthrcer (click to talk to me) 09:53, 23 July 2013 (UTC)