’67 MK II Mercury Cyclone

Winter of 1968 (B.P. Experimental MK II – Color Change to Red)

Cars-FunnyMKIIIn the early Winter of 1968, I changed the paint scheme on the Funny Car. I wanted to enhance the look of the car on the race track and show my Sponsor’s name more predominatly. Cars-FunnyCarRedIt worked. The car looked great. The Cyclone was still an injected 427 Ford Hemi and was now running low 8 second runs in Canada and the U.S. by mid season.

Mid Summer of 1968 (Days of the AA/FC Funny Car)

Cars-FunnyCarGreenDuring the summer of 1968, I purchased a Scott Wilson blown 427 Ford Hemi engine for $2000 and installed it in the B.P. Experimental MK II. ┬áThis was the time when B.P. wanted me to change the color of the Funny Car from red to white and green. Cars-BPOilAdB.P.’s new color scheme for the remainder of the racing season. The new color scheme was chosen to help promote their new oils and lubricants through T.V., radio and written media. We traveled with the Funny Car to Quebec’s Napierville Dragway where we conducted several photo sessions and a few passes down the track before continuing on with our racing schedule. B.P continued to test new products with some interesting results throughout my sponsorship. This gave B.P. the inside edge on developing some new high performance products for all vehicles. This also was the time when I started 7 second passes with the Blown 427 Hemi in the car. This was a great time for me to be a drag racer. Racing was good my friends!

8 MM film clips courtesy of Bob and Shannon Rozniak


Film Taken at Mohawk Drag Strip Spring 1968


Film Taken at Mohawk Drag Strip Summer 1968



Comments

6 Responses to ’67 MK II Mercury Cyclone

  • GARYWEGG wrote on March 28, 2014 at 8:51 // Reply

    I HELPED YOU PUSH YOUR CAR ON THE TRAILER ONCE,WE LIVED ON HILLSDALE AVE.

  • Grace wrote on April 13, 2014 at 1:17 // Reply

    you forgot to mention why the red paint job had a rocket…..lol

    • Paul wrote on December 23, 2014 at 8:28 // Reply

      I know why…

      • Gary wrote on January 4, 2015 at 1:05 // Reply

        So do I

  • Gary wrote on January 4, 2015 at 1:06 // Reply

    So do I but insiders don’t count.Any fans out there know why the red paint job had a rocket painted on it?

    • Leny Mason wrote on March 7, 2015 at 9:41 // Reply

      Hi, I am building a 1964 Comet with a blown SOHC in it, it’s fun to read about people that have done this, it’s coming along well so I hope to take a ride in it soon, Leny Mason

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