funny car


Definition of funny car

: a specialized dragster that has a one-piece molded body resembling the body of a mass-produced car

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Following Friday’s two qualifying sessions, Force stands fourth in funny car with a pass at 4.051 seconds and a top speed of 305.70 mph. Parth Upadhyaya, The Denver Post, "NHRA legend John Force chases win No. 150 at Bandimere," 19 July 2019 The other winners Sunday were Tommy Johnson Jr. (funny car), Greg Anderson (pro stock) and Andrew Hines (pro stock motorcycle). Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Steve Torrence dominates 40th Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway," 21 July 2019 The band posters showed nitrogen funny cars shooting flames. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "Marmalade Sky," 24 June 2019 Jack Beckman topped funny car qualifying Friday in the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Staff Report,, "NHRA Winternationals heats up at Pomona," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of funny car

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of funny car was in 1965

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