This image comes from Randy Hernandez, son of Fran Hernandez who was the Ford’s Lincoln-Mercury division competition chief in the 1960’s
The car later became the ‘Chargin Cyclone’ used by the ‘Hi-Risers’ club (here’s one image from this site).
My Dad has a couple of good stories about he came into possession of this car.
Shot of the ’65 Comet Cyclone of the ‘Hi-Risers’. Driven by Wayne Gapp and power by a Ford 427 SOHC.
Image is from the ‘Lynn Woodbury Collection’ and posted by David Pruden on Facebook.
Most of the pictures of the 1965 Comet Cyclone show it with a small popup hood scoop and carburetors.
The image below shows the exterior setup (along with my Dad and brother)
Also see here for a shot of the engine setup.
In the image below the vehicle has a fuel injection unit on it. More than likely this was testing for the combination that would run in the 1967 Cougar called ‘Super Cat’.
Another one from Tom Tate.
Nice shot of the 427 SOHC that was installed in the Chargin’ Cyclone.
Tom Tate sent me this picture (among others). The Comet sitting on the scales.
Nice shot that shows the modified wheelbase and the general attitude of the car.
This image comes from a scrapbook that we had. Shows the 1965 Comet Cyclone named the ‘Chargin’ Cyclone’ launching off the line at the old Detroit Dragway. Pretty cool shot of the car.
Tom Tate sent me this picture of the Chargin’ Cyclone at Detroit Dragway in 1965. 427 SOHC power.
Been awhile since we’ve seen this car here. Lookin’ good.
The folks over at Vintage Nitro published a little piece on the A/FX Comet at Detroit Dragway.
Check it out here.
Cool pic showing the car…