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    The Hurst Hemi Under Glass was one butt-stompin wheelie poppin piece of blue-blooded American redneck machinery.

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    Wiki lists the various models as fuel injected but the 6-71 blower is clearly visible behind the drivers head in the photo above.
    Hurst Hemi Under Glass is the name given to a series of exhibition drag racing cars campaigned by Hurst Performance between 1965 and 1975.

    Each wheelstander was based on the current Plymouth Barracuda for the corresponding model year. The car was so named because the fuel injected Chrysler Hemi engine was placed under the Barracuda's exceptionally large rear window. The result of the rearward weight transfer was a "wheelie" down the length of the drag strip.

    The Hemi Under Glass was developed by Hurst Corporation to showcase their products in the A/FX class - precursor to funny cars. In 1965, George Hurst hired Wild Bill Shrewsberry of Mansfield, OH, an accomplished drag racer who had raced for both Mickey Thompson and Jack Crissman. After helping to pioneer it into the first wheelstanding exhibition car, Shrewsberry left at the end of the season to pursue his own project.

    For the 1966 season, Bob Riggle, who was also from Mansfield, OH and was involved with Hurst as a mechanic and fabricator became the second driver of the Hurst Hemi Under Glass car and campaigned the cars with Hurst as the sponsor until later years when the Hurst Company was sold to Sunbeam. At that point, the car ran without the Hurst logo and was simply known as the "Hemi Under Glass." Riggle's career ended in 1975 with a devastating accident at US 30 Dragway in Gary, Indiana.

    Popular model kits of the car were produced in 1/32 scale by Aurora Plastics Corporation and in 1/25 scale by Model Products Corporation. A limited edition 1/18 scale diecast model of the 1966 car is currently available from Highway 61.[1]

    Riggle returned to exhibition racing in 1992 with a 1966 injected version of the car and a 1968 supercharged version of the car.[2]The original 1965 car was stripped for its power train and parts in 1967 for the new Barracuda chassis/body style and no longer exists.[3][4]

    While taping the June 26, 2016 episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Riggle, with Leno riding in the passenger seat, rolled a newly constructed '69 version of the Hemi Under Glass after turning sharply at the end of a wheelie run. Neither of the men were hurt, but the car sustained significant damage.[5] Leno was riding along to fulfill another item on his 'Bucket List.'

    July, 2016, Mike Mantel of New Braunfels, TX was named as the new driver of the Hemi Under Glass. Mantel took over the '68 car which has the longest performing history of any Hemi Under Glass ever constructed and becomes the third official driver in the brand's 50+ year history.[6] Mantel was only 6 years old when the Hemi Under Glass first took to the track. He has a wide range of driving experience from drag cars, road race, and movie cars. Mantel's original hometown is the city of Hawthorne, CA.
     
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      In that the car could run the full quartermile with it's nose in the air, The driver was blind until they cut a hole in the firewall so he could see where he was going. Riggleman also installed two levers which controlled brakes on the rear wheels.

      Watch this, if you don't get wood then you should be wearing a skirt.
       
      • Concrete Helmet

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        Yup.....:thumbup:
         
        • ChiefGator

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        • jeeping8r

          jeeping8r Your car may go fast, Mine will go anywhere

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          So if one gets into a wreck with a fully autonomous vehicle are they automatically at fault?
           
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          playzwtrux Wait,... what?

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          not trying to be the internet grammar/spelling police, or piss in your Wheaties, but that's not a '65 Chevy truck. It's most likely a '55, but could be '55 - '57. Chevy changed to body style in '58 to double headlights.

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          Good eyeball, obviously a typo. ;) In fact I believe all of their cars changed to double headlights in 58. The 58 pickup also had turn signals in the hood.

          Dodge made some great looking trux :p in the 40s and 50's.
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          Based on 3/4 ton?
           
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            Alright all this old stuff is cool but so is the new stuff....After 6 long years the Shelby GT500 is back for 2020. Ford hasn't released final performance numbers yet but HP is supposed to come in somewhere near 800, and it's matched to a new 7 speed DCT transmission(think Porsche PDK) capable of shifts in one millisecond...carbon fiber wheels...yes, real carbon fiber wheels not some wrapped material on a forged wheel....According to Fords top Exec. this car will embarrass most supercars at a Ford price...speculation is it will be around $100K

            This video shows the 2020 GT500 filming a commercial on closed roads. That's a stock production exhaust in track mode:eek3:...I'll buy this car for the sound alone...:headbang:
             
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              Can you get me one too?
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              they don't come in your size
               
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              Yours either fat boy
               
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              I fit in my Mustang just fine.... I can reach the pedals.
               
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              They make pedals that come to you know :shakehead:
               
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                Why don't you buy my 2009 GT500?....Just turned 20K miles, lightly used, never raced or flogged on.....
                 
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                Why do I feel like this is a lie?
                And why do you think I have any money laying around, I have a wife and a teenage daughter :lol2:
                 

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