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The Phony Pony Funny Car |

The Phony Pony Funny Car

The fake funny car, the Phony Pony

The Phony Pony Funny Car was both a real funny car and a real “phony” car! The car was built by drag racer Junior Brogdon back in the late 1960′s.¬† It was a Ford and was based off of the Mustang, hence the “pony” in its name. Bordgon built the car to get into funny car racing after he had great success racing Super Stock in the AHRA. However when he built Phony Pony the car ended up being funny in a different way. A different way than just being a drag car with an altered wheel based and a flip top. It was funny because it was more like a dragster with a car body on top of it!

The Phony Pony was a slingshot dragster with a Mustang body on top of it (now you know why it’s phony) with it Brogdon would run a few different set ups, the most common set up was two Ford 289 HIPO motors. The 289s would sometimes be¬†carbureted other times both would Injected. Other set ups he would run would just be a single injected 289, a single blown 289 or just a single 289.

When the Phony Pony debuted the NHRA would not consider it a real funny car so Brodgon always had to run it at Match races only. Even at Match Races most of the fans and spectators didn’t want to see it, they weren’t huge fans of the fake funny cars and didn’t want to see a dragster with a car body. (Weird because I think its cool as hell!)

The best time Phony Pony ever ran was 8.36 seconds @ 165.

 

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