Don “The Snake” Prudhomme was a larger-than-life figure in drag racing. Transforming his 1973 Cuda into the Army paint scheme proved to be a pivotal moment for both the car and Prudhomme’s 1974 season, winning both the Gator Nationals and the US Nationals. Prudhomme was also runner-up in the Spring Nationals. Ultimately the car came full circle, with its last race at the World Finals in Ontario, where the Cuda summed up Prudhomme’s best season at the time.
Marion Lee “Mickey” Thompson was an American off-road racing celebrity. A hot rodder since his youth, Thompson increasingly pursued land speed records in his late 20’s and early 30’s. Thompson then turned to racing, winning many track and dragster championships. Over the course of his career, Thompson set more speed and endurance records than any other man in automotive history. Mickey Thompson’s US Marines Pontiac Trans-Am driven by Bob Pickett This was the last Funny Car campaigned by Thompson in his long drag racing career.
Don Prudhomme – Plymouth Cuda Funny Car Slot Car
Bob Pickett – Pontiac Grand Am Funny Car Slot Car