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Frantic Entertainment Group and Al Liebmann with Pirrone Racing are campaigning the 1969 1/2 version of the Frantic Ford Mach 1 Mustang AA/FC as part of the newly created "Classical Nitro AA/FC" group with Rocky Pirrone at the helm. The Frantic Ford features a state of art new nostalgia funny car chassis along with a period looking fiberglass body with all the latest safety equipment making it legal to run at all NHRA & IHRA tracks.

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  • The Frantic Ford was constructed by fabricators Steve Gruenwald and Dale Smith at Coyote Composites in Jupiter, Florida.

  • The Frantic Ford '69 body was taken from a mold from the original Gas Ronda 1969 Ford Mustang.

  • First scheduled appearance for 2014 will be at the Motorama Event in Harrisburg, PA.
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rocky pirrone

Rocky is the President / Owner of Joe Pirrone Transmissions located in Philadelphia, PA and has a toy box of cars that are awesome including the SCREAMIN EAGLE FUNNY CAR, SOUL SURVIVOR TF COUPE, GASSERS … BOSS HYDRO TRIBUTE, K.S PITTMAN TRIBUTE CAR and BIG TIME MEMORIES.

When asked about his early memories of the Frantic Ford funny car Rocky commented, "It's funny. The Frantic Ford Mustang was the first funny car that I ever worked on as a nine year old kid, helping Jimmy Fox with between round maintenance. My dad Joe built the transmissions for this car and having the chance to bring it back to life is something I am looking forward to."

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After years of petitioning by Bobby Frey, Dodger Glenn will be inducted into the Maple Grove Walk of Fame. Induction will take place Sun Oct 4 at the 31st NHRA Keystone Nationals.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nick Bonifante. "Nitro Nick" ran a successful group of AA & BB/Funny Cars throughout the nation for many years. We'll miss you Nick.

Our own Al Liebmann was featured on the Event Radio Production broadcast from Bowling Green.

Garvin Motorsports seat inserts & head supports has joined the Frantic Ford team.

Welcome Red Line Shirt Club to the Frantic Ford & Super Camaro Sponsorship Family for 2015. Look for a new design being sold at events featuring the Frantic Ford.

FF welcomes Boninfante Friction, Inc to our team as products sponsors. Boninfante Friction is the world leader in friction clutch manufacturing for the motorsports market. Boninfante creates custom clutches for an array of applications from street car to full race clutches, from top fuel dragsters and nitro funny cars to F1 and F1H2O boats. Thanks to Nicky Boninfante & Rob Boninfante for all your help.

Getting HOT! in the FRANTIC FORD CAMP for 2015 even in the WINTER .. Check out the Winter Edition of FRANTIC NEWS for what's new and exciting!!

K&W products are now running on the Frantic Ford.

The December Frantic News is now available. Happy New Year to everyone!

Team Frantic Ford will be looking cool in 2015 styling with our Crown Deluxe Sunglasses.

Welcome Sta-Lube to the Frantic Ford team.

Scott Weney, chassis builder & Pres of S&W Race Cars passed away today. More info.

How would you like to get your hands on this Ed Roth inspired Frantic Ford Metal Sculpture?

Take a look at this decal set designed by Slixx Decals.

We have a new page dedicated to Frantic Ford Art.

JUST IN !! Pirrone & Ellershaw Racing will be fielding a 1970 Camaro AA/FC to run against the Frantic Ford and others in match race competition for 2015. Car name and drivers currently under negotiations. More to follow within the next few months.

Street Rod and Custom Radio interview with the FRANTIC FORD @ Arties Party.

Frantic Ford is bringing back everything you loved about going to the drag strip in the 70's--the dry hops, long burn-outs, and of course the girls backing up the cars. Bonspeed Brad Fanshaw gets it all from Al Liebmann. LISTEN HERE.

It's been busy in the  FRANTIC FORD CAMP for the month of July. Check out the new issue of FRANTIC NEWS that includes YORK REUNION and ARTIE'S PARTY.

Getting HOT in the FRANTIC FORD CAMP for 2014. So to cool off check out the June issue of FRANTIC NEWS while you are enjoying a cold beverage.

The Frantic Ford is now on Pinterest.

For your viewing pleasure the Spring 2014 Frantic News.

Champion Spark Plugs has joined the Frantic Ford Team.

Welcome aboard our newest product sponsor Empire Covers.

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