Ford celebrated their 200th win in T/F Funny Car via Mike Neff at the Route 66 Nationals in Chicago.
On the NHRA site itself it mentions that this is the 200th win for "a Ford".
Paul Page for NHRA spoke of Mike Neff being born in 1966, just one year before Ford started winning
in Funny Car (Tommy Grove, Bristol, 1967).
Well, I have a problem with the way things are worded and the math doesn't add up.
It would seem that Ford want to have their cake and eat it too.
For example; the fastest a Ford engined AA/FC car ever went was 236.22 mph @ 6.54, driven by Larry Gould
at New York National Speedway in 1975, thirty-six years ago.
The part I have to really make note of is that at that particular time the body on the car was a 1971 style
Dodge Charger. Yes, a Dodge Charger.
Now the Ford faithful had no problem at all referring to that car as "a Ford" on the fact that it was powered by
a Ford 427 SOHC; an engine that is now legendary for being a one-pass-wonder on nitromethane.
Given their precedents it shouldn't seem a little odd then that if the powerplant itself distinguishes the "marque"
regardless of the bodystyle then the "Mustang" bodied Funny Car is in fact a MOPAR and has been for many years.
Even Larry Gould himself threw in the towel on the Ford engine and switched to the HEMI in 1988.
It really is very simple. If a Dodge bodied Funny Car is a win for Ford when running a Ford engine then
a Mustang bodied Funny Car is a win for Chrysler when running a MOPAR engine.
As I recall, I think Ford won anywhere from 4 to maybe 6 events running their own engine in T/F
and that's going back over 40 years ago.
As all of Ford's "wins" since were powered by MOPAR HEMI's (and still are), they're anywhere from 194 to 196
races short of the 200 they're claiming.
Really, this should never have been allowed to get this far.
Ford never has and still don't know how to design much of an engine, and the engine that they're producing for
nitro Funny Car has the core architecture and unmistakeable characteristics of the MOPAR HEMI, because
that's exactly what it is.
I'm not letting NHRA off the hook either.
Someone at NHRA is knee deep in this crap and needs to swing for it.
Plagiarism, fraud, it's all there.
It's time someone from Chrysler (with a spine) lowered the boom on all of NHRA, Ford and Force's unmitigated crap
and tell them under no uncertain terms, "game over, see you in court".
The lies, the deceit, the poseurs, the bullsh!t; time to pay.
I remember the first time I ever saw a HEMI in a Mustang I anticipated this crap and here we are.
In final round Top Fuel Funny car at the Route 66 Nationals a Mustang bodied MOPAR raced and beat a Toyota
The winner, MOPAR. No Ford's.