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down the quarter mile .
Perhaps the most eye-catching line-up among the jets this year was a quadruple dose of beautiful jet Funny Cars , including a vintage Ford Mustangbodied flopper , appropriately named “ Mustang Sally ,” which squared off against Diamond Jim ’ s Eagle-themed Firebird . Another unforgettable matchup among the jet Funnies was the “ Smokey and the Bandit ” tribute Trans Am , which took on the “ Captain America ” Dodge Challenger .
“ From what I understand , those four jet Funny
Cars are part of a two-car team , and they travel and race together a lot . Their cars were ridiculous and they put on a great show !” says Fox .
While the expanded jet show was certainly well-received among fans , it was only the beginning of this action-packed evening . The Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit brought out six of their hottest cars to perform in front of the crowd . Locally based , this group is no stranger to Quaker City and never fails to deliver a solid show with their beautiful nostalgia-bodied examples of Funny Cars from decades past .
Another northeast Ohio-based club that ’ s always a huge hit is the Nostalgia Notions , which began in 2005 with a small group of friends who shared a love for loud engines , big burnouts and massive launches by cars representing the 1960s and 1970s . While primarily a nostalgia gasser club , fans also enjoy the occasional front-engine dragster , altereds and Super Stock muscle cars that run with the group . “ The Nostalgia Notions come here 2-3 times a year and always put on a
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