Motown Mafia Dragster Gallery

Motown Mafia Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster

The Motown Mafia is a collaboration of a group of good friends, long time racers, and supportive automotive based corporations based in the greater Detroit area. Drawing on the years of experience, this group has been associated with such legendary race oriented businesses as Booth-Arons Racing Enterprises, Logghe Stamping and Al Bergler Bodies. The Motown Mafia Dragster started life as a classic 225 inch wheelbase, slingshot, chrome moly, frame, designed by John Worm of Cen-Pen Speedshop. Finish welded and mocked up by Bob “Bullet” Pacitto, the former chassis builder of the legendary Logghe Stamping cars of the 1960’s and 70’s. The Chassis was fitted with a fabricated 4130 chrome moly 9” Ford, full floating rear end from Bear’s Performance Parts, of Oldcastle, Ontario Canada.

Only the best of everything is to be used for this Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster, the car will run a Browell bellhousing, Lenco reverser, and a System 1, oil system. But the real center piece of this car will be the powerplant. The Motown Mafia wanted to do something different from the normal, and exceptionally well performing Hemi powerplants that motivate most of the current nostalgia top fuel cars running in the country. So with the help, knowledge and incredible talent of engine guru Denny Hummel from Booth-Arons Racing Enterpises, the Motown Mafia crew decided to create the Capo di tutti Capi (Boss of Bosses). A 468 cubic inch Boss 429 Ford will power the Motown Mafia dragster.







A drag racing and Motown legend - Al "The Motown Shaker" Bergler - will be the man who puts the body on the Motown Mafia car.








In addition to her duties as the legendary Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, in the mid-1970's Linda Vaughn also was the spokesmodel
for Gratiot Auto Supply appearing in their ads featured in the many car magazines of the day.
She also starred in Gratiot's television commercials, which aired in the Detroit area.



Audio Clips:


1964 Saturday Night Detroit Dragway "Big Daddy" Don Garlits and "Sneaky" Pete Robinson:


1967 Motor City Dragway Batmobile dragster squares off against Bill "Maverick" Golden's Little Red Wagon: