Holman Moody Fairlaine One Bad Mamajama

Charlotte, NC (9/13/2010) – Friday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Richmond International Raceway marked the third appearance of the new COT race vehicle.

While we applaud NASCAR’s effort to make the cars look like a throwback to the ‘Chrome Bumper’ stockers of the 1960’s and 1970’s, there’s nothing like the real thing. If there was ever any doubt about how cool the old Stock Cars were, we present the 1964 Holman Moody Ford Fairlane.

For the uninitiated, Holman-Moody was the supplier of Ford ‘factory’ cars and parts throughout the late 1950’s through the 1970’s. If there was a Ford product on the track, it probably had a Holman-Moody sticker on it.

The NASCAR who wheeled Holman-Moody NASCAR iron could full a hall of fame all by itself. Included in that group were Fred Lorenzen, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, Curtis Turner, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson, Nelson Stacy, A.J. Foyt, Joe Weatherly and Cale Yarborough.

These days, Holman Moody is showing off an amazingly cool 1964 Ford Fairlane replicar. Originally constructed in 1964 to determine if unibody cars had a future in stock car racing, Fireball Roberts tested the Fairlane at Daytona and later finished second with it in the Daytona Continental Sports Car Race (now the 24 Hours of Daytona).

Thanks to a warehouse full of original parts, Holman-Moody has recreated the original Fairlane. With its 427 side-oiling big block and two Holley 725 cfm dumping fuel to the massive powerplant, this 2,500 pound, 495 horsepower rocket is one bad mamajama.

But you don’t have to believe us. Check out the cool video of the 1964 H-M Fairlane super stocker at the following URL. Make sure you turn up the volume to max DB. This is awesome.

Now only if NASCAR could race these kinds of cars again.

Here’s the link – Enjoy!

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