The same year Firebird started what was originally called the Nightfire 500, Bill Doner created what would be known as 64 Funny Cars at Seattle Int'l Raceway (1972). A distant memory for many, it was easily one of the more historic happenings in the sport of northwest drag racing. As Doner's ads would claim, "Together once and only once - for the biggest drag race of `em all, it'll be like a fiberglass forest of ground poundin', fuel burnin' nitro Funny Cars, never before offered and maybe - never again, 64 Funny Cars at Seattle Int'l Raceway". This vintage photograph features an overflow crowd watching none other than "the Ace" Ed McCulloch (right side) getting ready to blaze the quarter mile.