Glory Daze

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Nostalgia Funny Car

First-generation Camaro.

First-generation funny car.

Injected funny car

Glory Daze amidst cornfields of Ohio towing back from a pass at the 2009 Marion County Nostalgia Funny Car Nationals.
Glory Daze lines up against the Poison Arrow at the Geezers Reunion at the Grove.
Glory Daze circa 1969 in Colorado owned by John Dekker and partner Mueller.
Drag racing legend Roland Leong digs Glory Daze and we couldn't be more proud.
A recent shot from the 2013 Geezers Reunion at the Grove with a cool tow car.
Veney's Vega tribute vs. Glory Daze at Beaver Springs' York US30 Reunion.
Another wheels-up launch at Beaver Springs Dragway for the York US30 Reunion captured by photographer and friend Jeff Unfried.
Father and son team owners, Kevin & John Johnson, with the Super Chevy Show Editor's Choice Award in 2010 at Maple Grove.

The rebirth of the original 1967 Camaro Funny Car of Dekker & Mueller. The Logghe Stage 1 chassis has been updated to meet current specs by Ed Quay Race Cars. An alcohol-injected big block Chevy with a vintage Hilborn injectors propels the car down the track close to the et's of the original blown car.


We completed the project and ran events starting in 2007. A new engine was prepared over the off season in 2009 and ready for the 2010 season. We won Editor's Choice at Super Chevy Show in July '10 and ran another successful season. 2011 brought another great season of nostalgia events.


On to the next project...a BLOWN nostalgia funny car. A 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird with a blown 427" big block Chevy. We're completing the project in 2013 and prepping for racing a full season in 2014. For more details on this project see: www.thequarterpounder.com

Car Specs

What's unique about it?

This particular funny car was built by the legend Mark Williams in Colorado in 1967-68. This chassis is a copy of the famous Logghe Stamping Co's Stage 1 or left-hand steer cromoly funny car chassis with sprung suspension on all four corners.

1967. The first year for the Chevrolet Camaro.
Chevrolet Camaro
108" or the stock wheelbase for the production Camaro.
Mark Williams copy of a Logghe Stage 1 chassis. ed Quay updates to bring to current NHRA 8.50 chassis certificate standards.
A 454 cuibc inch Big Block Chevrolet with iron heads spitting fire out the period-correct "weedburner" headers.
Early Hilborn Fuel Injection with Hilborn pump tuned by Fuel Injection Enterprises (FiE).
A Joe Pirrone Transmission Powergilde and Converter.
Glory Daze runs the original Chrysler 8 3/4 rear with 4.11 gears spinning Strange axles and stopped by Wilwood brakes.

Schedule



Check back in 2016 for our schedule!

Our Team

Thanks to an all-volunteer crew made up of friends and family we're able to race Glory Daze each season. Thanks to all those who have helped us over the years!

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Kevin Johnson

Driver

Owner and driver of Glory Daze.

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John Johnson

Crew Chief

Owner & Crew Chief of Glory Daze

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Rick Sturz

Car Chief

Car Chief

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Scott Frymoyer

Crew

Crew general duties

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Ricky Sturz

Crew

Crew general duties

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Rick

Crew

Crew general duties

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Bryce

Lil' Crew

Crew general duties

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Chase

Lil' Crew

Crew general duties

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Chase

Lil' Crew

Crew general duties

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An alcohol-injected big block Chevy with a vintage Hilborn injectors propels the car down the track close to the et's of the original blown car.

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Video Clips

Thanks to all photographers & videographers.

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See from a driver's point of view

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