Although you may remember the Daddy Warbucks altered wheelbase Falcon, this is one that took an entirely different approach in more ways than one. This certainly proves that it wasn't just the Dodge and Plymouth guys playing the altered wheelbase game.
This 1964 Ford Falcon pushed the front axle forward creating a look unlike anything ever seen before. Originally built and driven by Bobby Lagana, Sr. it was considered state-of-the-art when completed in 1967.
Bobby Lagana Sr. began racing in 1960 and dabbled in Pro Stock, A/Gas, and B/Gas before taking part in the early days of Funny Car racing. He would go on to have an incredible career in drag racing. He personally built and raced this Ford Falcon with the radically altered wheelbase, a raised body, and a Chevrolet engine. This car was well known for its Chevrolet drive-train, making it even more controversial on the tracks.
Bobby Sr. bought his first dragster in 1992 after the Funny Car class became defunct in IHRA in 1995. He extended the ramp on his own 1969 Ford ramp truck to accommodate the longer wheelbase. He then let his son Bobby earn his license in March 1997 and moved out of the seat shortly thereafter, where Bobby would continue the family legacy.
This radically altered wheelbase car was found in Lansing, Michigan in 1995 in rather poor condition. After much research and extensive restoration, it has been returned to its as-raced condition.