Originally built in 1980 by Hal Conode for Howard Poepping, who raced it throughout the decade as an Arias-powered alcohol funny car under the name "Rainbow Connection" at UDRA, NHRA, and IHRA events until 2000.
After being campaigned as the Rainbow in the Dark by the Arquilla brothers in Ohio, Denny Salzwimmer and Chris Gerber along with Johnny Kilburg released the car again in the new Rubber City Connection livery and had success racing as one of the original members of the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit.
"Bullet Bob" Floch would be the next racer to own and pilot the Trans Am, but this time as a nitro-guzzling variety. Bob and Cathy would have several drivers including Paul Nokes and Richard Hartman drive and resulted in a win in the IHRA's NitroJam series in 2010.
Currently the car is owned and driven by Kevin Johnson also co-owner and driver of the injected 1967 Camaro nostalgia funny car, Glory Daze, since 2007. 2012 will be the debut year for the Quarter Pounder.
ATI ProGlide Powerglide
Ford 9" Rear