Turn Back Tuesday: 1967

Doug “Kookie” Cook and the Stone, Woods and Cook Mustang Funny Car

A happy Doug Cook wrenching on the Stone, Woods and Cook (SWC) Mustang Funny Car. Having transitioned from their iconic Gassers into Funny Car territory with their “Dark Horse II” Mustang in 1967, the SWC team continued their winning ways and match race money dreams. Receiving a blown Chrysler Hemi in the tube chassis featuring a stock body in the days before flip top fiberglass, driver Cook barnstormed the country match racing the beautiful racecar. Unfortunately match race success met reality when in September at Alton Dragway in Illinois, Cook was involved in a serious accident when the Mustang flipped at over 180mph. Cook broke 49 bones, and had to quit driving. He would go on to handle wrenching for rival Big John Mazmanian, and help son Mike with his Bonneville efforts. Grandson Mike Jr. campaigns a Mustang Funny Car in the Nostalgia Drag Racing ranks. Mike Sr. is completing a clone of the Dark Horse II.

Source: hotrod.com

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