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Connie Kalitta’s Top Fueler in 1966

photo by Steve Reyes, caption by Aaron Green

For the Ford fans, this is the Ford factory backed Top Fueler of Connie Kalitta making shake down runs at Irwindale, California, in December of 1966. The car sported the mighty 427 SOHC Ford engine (also known as “The Cammer”). To modern day drag racing fans Connie is known as the owner / tuner of a Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car that run on the NHRA circuit. His nephew Doug Kalitta drives their Top Fuel car now days. Connie Kalitta has been drag racing a long time! For professional motorsports photography contact Steve Reyes at