Winter of 1968 (B.P. Experimental MK II – Color Change to Red)
In 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. It 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)
During 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. This was the time when B.P. wanted me to change the color of the Funny Car from red to white and green. B.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