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John Force's Funny Cars over the years.


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I was asked if I had pictures of John Force's old cars a couple of days ago so I put this post together.
This is a picture rich post but I hope you don't mind, all pictures are gathered on the web over the years and all credits goes to the original photographers and it spans from the first Funny Car he ever ran up to today

1973-74  The rear engined 71-73 Mustang John ran with his brother Louie, I think this was a former Jack Chrisman car.
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1975 Chevy Vega FC 7726
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1976 Chevy Monza FC 7726
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1977 Chevy Monza FC 7726
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1978 Chevy Corvette FC 723
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1979 Chevy Corvette FC 8
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Early 1980 Chevy Corvette FC 8
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Late 1980 Chevy Citation FC 8
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1981 Chevy Citation FC 723
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1982 Chevy Citation FC 723
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1983 Chevy Camaro FC 723
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1984 Chevy Camaro FC 4
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1985 Chevy Corvette FC 723
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Early 1986 Chevy Corvette FC 5
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Late 1986 Chevy Cavalier FC 5
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1987 Olds Firenza FC 4
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1988 Olds Cutlass FC 4
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1989 Olds Cutlass FC 3
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1990 Olds Cutlass FC 6
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1991 Olds Cutlass FC 1
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1992 Olds Cutlass FC 1
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1993 Olds Cutlass FC 2
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1994 Chevy Lumina FC 1
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1995 Pontiac Firebird FC 1
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1996 Pontiac Firebird FC 1
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Early 1997 Pontiac Firebird FC 1
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Late 1997 Ford Mustang FC 1
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1998 Ford Mustang FC 1
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1999 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2000 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2001 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2002 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2003 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2004 Ford Mustang FC 3
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2005 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2006 Ford Mustang FC 3
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2007 Ford Mustang FC 1, after Eric Medlens passing after the test crash in Gainesille FL John used FC 4 as a tribute to him, John himself crashed in Dallas TX and got injured and couldn't finish the year.
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2008 Ford Mustang FC 7
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2009 Ford Mustang FC 7
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2010 Ford Mustang FC 9
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2011 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2012 Ford Mustang FC 9
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2013 Ford mustang FC 9
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2014 Ford Mustang FC 1
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro FC 2
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC 7
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC 4
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC 7
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS FC DSB_7815_2.JPG.3b2ade8ba41aeb7ad1385f9c1c95bab2.JPG

One thing you might notice is that the Funny Car bodies looked a lot more like the cars they were supposed to be up to 1999, after that NHRA lightened and changed the rules and we got the ugly wedge shaped bodies with a bump on top for the driver we have now.

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