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Specialty Gear & Transmission specializes in rebuilding and repair service for manual & domestic automatic transmissions, differentials, & transfer cases. For all your drivetrain related repairs call Specialty Gear & Transmission.

Don Nelson’s California Hustler Nitro Funny Car

Owner: Don Nelson ~ Driver – Robert Overholser

Main Sponsors: Jeg’s High Performance Mail Orders, Lucas Oil Company, Mickey

Thompson Tires, Justice Brothers Car Care Products, Sherwin Williams Automotive

Finishes, Team Auto Collision and Custom Center, M&M Racing Fuels, Nelson Racing, LLC, and Specialty Gear and Transmission

Crew: Don Nelson, Mike Keller, Bobby Galland, Don Hook, Donald McCain, James Duty, Steve Hurt, Brent Keller, and John Nichols. Smokey Alleman and John Overholser are Co-Crew Chiefs

Nitro Funny Car: Replica of 1977 Pontiac Firebird on a Victory Race Cars chassis with a 426 cu. in. billet aluminum MOPAR Hemi. Features include a Lenco two-speed transmission, an East-West Engineering clutch and Mickey Thompson tires. Original paint design by artist Kenny Youngblood and paint applied by Ed Trippie of Team Auto Collision. Photographs Courtesy of Fast Times Photography Once again, a big thanks from us here at Freedom Street Rods to all those involved in helping to keep this vintage drag racing sport alive. More information and photos are available through each team’s individual Facebook page.