A Falcon That Was Born To Fly

Among my selection of car spotlights from this year’s March Meet at Famoso Raceway I actually chose two different 1964 Ford Falcons.

It’s not that I have a particular favoritism toward the Falcon, it just so happens that two of the coolest cars I found were built from Ford’s popular 1960s compact.

March-Meet-2016-49 copy

One is the 427-powered Sprint drop-top that we saw last week. The other is this lovely little Futura hardtop B/FX racer that’s owned and driven by Mike Thomas.

March-Meet-2016-56 copy

While this car doesn’t have the massive big block that the other the Falcon packs under its hood, it does have a fuel injected Ford small-block that is just as cool as the 427. Because how can you not like tall velocity stacks?

March-Meet-2016-55 copy

Aside from the sexy fuel injection setup, there are cool touches in engine bay too, like the aluminum Moon tank and retro Holman Moody small-block valve covers.

March-Meet-2016-53 copy

And although this is a tribute build rather than an original 1960s race car, it’s hard to tell by looking at it, such is the accuracy of the details. From the lightweight skinny mags up front…

March-Meet-2016-58 copy

To the black steel wheels in the rear, which are naturally wrapped in a pair of sticky M&H drag slicks.

March-Meet-2016-52 copy

The paintwork and gold leaf lettering are also perfectly executed, bringing to mind so many of the great A/FX and B/FX racers that battled on the drag strips of California during the mid ’60s.

March-Meet-2016-50 copy

And speaking of the ’60s, check out the other cool details like the 1964 California registration stickers on black plates and the ‘Crenshaw Motors’ license plate frame for more throwback coolness.

Hats off to Mike for building a perfect vintage drag machine that runs as hard as it looks.

Mike Garrett
Instagram: japanifornia_media

More Drag Racing related stories on Speedhunters



Comments are closed.


by Oldest
by Best by Newest by Oldest


Gotta love velocity stacks.  No question.


To hone logic, supported with open minds and a lot to learn. For logic that is already extensive, balance it with humility


the car was very good 
really really like to see the car that shiny new car fits like made ​​for walking trailsthe car was very good http://utamadomino.com/app/img/peraturan.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://utamadomino.com/app/img/peraturan.html and very fast http://utamadomino.com/app/img/jadwal.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://utamadomino.com/app/img/jadwal.html mix of colors http://utamadomino.com/app/img/promo.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://utamadomino.com/app/img/promo.html from which to http://utamadomino.com/app/img/panduan.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://utamadomino.com/app/img/panduan.html make want pobud http://utamadomino.com/ see hatnya http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/peraturan.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/peraturan.html kecepatanya http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/jadwal.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/jadwal.html was very nice ,http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/promo.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/promo.html  suitable for a "http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/panduan.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://dokterpoker.org/app/img/panduan.html sharp bend http://dokterpoker.org or not sharp I guess motorists http://633cash.com/Games like this is http://633cash.com/Pengaturan" very skilled in the speed I hope I can membilinya someday will whether http://633cash.com/Daftar http://633cash.com/Promo there are http://633cash.com/Berita new cars http://633cash.com/Livescore are better I http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/peraturan.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/peraturan.html 'll wait for it , with a stylish car classic http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/jadwal.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/jadwal.html style I http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/promo.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/promo.html also like http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/panduan.html" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://raksasapoker.com/app/img/panduan.html to see would be http://raksasapoker.com/ whether there is a http://yakuza4d.com/peraturan" rel="dofollow" target="_blank">http://yakuza4d.com/peraturan car that is http://yakuza4d.com as fast and forius http://yakuza4d.com/home like in the "http://yakuza4d.com/daftar movie , the car very http://yakuza4d.com/cara_main good car http://yakuza4d.com/hasil designed a way apparently hopefully http://yakuza4d.com/buku_mimpi there will be new cars more good and the price is quite pantastis then chances are I can membilinya the same as you have at this time