What ever happend to the Mac Attack VW pan or Funny car.

Do you like to go fast? Well get out of that stocker and build a hipo motor for your VW. Come here to talk with others who like to drive fast.

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What ever happend to the Mac Attack VW pan or Funny car.

Post by Bugzlife » Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:10 am

as for the Driver, I know he went to top Fuel
is the Mac attack car around, do you know who's driving it?
I think Cory was real hard to beat, and won the majority of the races he entered, is this correct. I know he later had a funny car baised VW.


Quote from his websight: http://www.corymacracing.com/start.asp

"His father Dick McClenathan owned a high-performance Volkswagen shop in Anaheim , Calif. , during Cory's formative years. It was where Cory began to hone his mechanical skills and, ultimately, start his driving career.

" Because of my dad, Volkswagens seemed to be the only vehicle I knew anything about," McClenathan recalled. "I didn't own a car that had a V-8 in it. I was driving a 1960 VW when I turned 16 (1979). It was the only thing I knew . . . and I knew my father and his partner knew how to make them go fast. It was cheaper than working on V-8s.

"I began racing a 1957 VW Oval Window that my dad's partner owned and we won the first two races."

What followed were a VW dragster and Karmann Ghia Flip Top Funny Car. "I ran in the 7-second range with the Funny Car," he said."

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Anybody got some pictures of his old carz, or can give me a history lesson, i'd appreciate it.

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Post by Bugzlife » Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:37 am

Holy Sheepsheet, chack out the oldschool photos on this site
http://www.jex.org
I will post a few, step back in time, I am in 80's Heaven!



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Can you say Hell Yea! :mrgreen:
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Post by Marty » Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:39 am

Cory still has his funny car.

I think his old man still has the bug also.

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Post by Eric Allred » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:50 am

I've got the "doubles" of all those photos somewhere here in a shoebox. My dad took most of those pics back in the 80's and about a year or two ago scanned them into his computer and emailed them to Mike Jex (his website). Mike Jex is a great guy, had one helluva scary fast street car back in the mid to late 80's. Everyone's amazed at Kurt Mezgers car, but Mike's was running those same times almost 20 years ago. No joke. Mike's building a new car now, and I can't wait to see it.

The "Hot Flash II" car in those pics was owned by the local VW shop here in SLC (before it shut down). The tilt body was totally cool.

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Post by kafer-cup » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:50 am

COOL photo's Bugzlife....and oh HELL YEA :lol:
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Post by Muffler Mike » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:18 pm

Ill give you a "Hell YEA!!!"

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Post by Marty » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:24 pm

Oh me too!

How about that old pic of Turbo Dave!
MM and TD need to have a match race. hehehe

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Post by mudman » Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:50 am

I was talking to Cory in the pits at the Seattle nats about 10 or so years ago and asked him about the car's. He said with a stern voice *they are not for sale*. Then I proceded to tell him that I was not interested in buying them but was just wondering about them. Then we chatted a bit about VWs and racing. Both VWs and the fuel car's were/are a blast but the money is in the fuel car's, both coming and going.. LOL
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Post by 60Sunroof » Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:02 am

I here the old mac car is sitting
in Dave and Judy Kwell's back yard?
any one know the truith to this?

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Post by Banzai KG » Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:33 pm

AAAGGGHHHH!!!!
I miss Fremont Baylands. Only a 15-20 minute drive from home.
Compared to a 2.5 hour drive to Sac Raceway or 1.5 hour drive to Infineon (Sears Point) Raceway.

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Post by oldfart » Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:02 pm

The old Cory Mac Ghia funny car CHASSIS was sitting around the Kawell shop for years, but it has since been shipping back to Cory's shop in Anaheim.

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Post by Badbugtwo » Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:55 am

Here's a pic I dug up in my stuff:

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It was from a Bug-In in Seattle in the mid 80's. A few years back I visited with Cory in Seattle during their "big race" and got him to autograph the back of the picture.
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Post by S/ST 6044 » Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:49 am

Awesome picture Jeff !! Thanks for sharing.

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Post by altered1 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:42 am

60Sunroof wrote:
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:02 am
I here the old mac car is sitting
in Dave and Judy Kwell's back yard?
any one know the truith to this?

the ole mac attack car is sitting across from my blown buggy in a musem in Portland Tenn

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