Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Broadway Freddy" DeName...

Just like the custom bike and car world, '70's drag racing was full of characters. I love nostalgia racing, especially funny cars. Freddy DeName was probably the most controversial funny car racer of all time due to his well documented off track business activities. Freddy was reportedly a "made" man.
 This Camaro had to be DeName’s best-known funny car, shot at the ill-fated 1974 “PRO Nationals” held on Long Island. In promoting this race, DeName pulled off a great stunt. While displaying the car at Coney Island, Freddy decided to do a highly illegal burnout, in public, right next to the world famous "Cyclone" roller coaster. Norman Blake caught the moment on film and got it into the magazines. DeName raced funny cars until 1977.