Hey guys, I'd first like to introduce myself as I'm new here, but a long time reader of the forums. Anyhow I really wanted to start a thread on this car (currently in my father's possession) and possibly see what information I can find, I'll do my best to list as much info as I can. The story starts out in 2009, my dad was in the Florida keys for work. A local noticed that he always wore car and more specifically Mopar shirts and asked him if he could help him go check out a 66 Polara, he agreed and they went on their way. On the way there the guy mentions "Oh they also have an old race car their dad used to race". Assuming it was probably just another dirt track car (that's pretty much all you'll find here in Florida) my dad shrugged didn't think much of it. They arrive to the house and enter the garage and that's where he sees it, a wild orange funny car, 2 Hemis (one in the car) and a stroker 400. Skip forward a few months he manages to make a deal for basically the entire contents of the garage, knowing full well that it is something special. Now over the years we've done quite a bit of research trying to find some history on the car, finding a photo of this car has honestly been like trying to find a needle on another planet. We have discovered quite a few things mostly though the paperwork in their garage. What we do know is that it was Campaigned by a "John Russ Branyan" (deceased) nhra #1304 b/a. He was from Springfield PA and ran a/a up till 75 then switched to b/a after (according to the address on the fliers he received). He ran in the Northeast division, according to the trophies mostly - Atco, Maple Grove, and Cecil County. We believe he may have run on the westcoast as well, his kids say he was originally from California, he has ties with Henry's Machine in CA and it sits like a westcoast car of the time (the thing basically points at the ground!) The car has a 1966 426 Hemi with a matching 66 torqueflight and an olds rearend. The engine from what we know from a letter he wrote is 30 over at 12.5:1 compression. It has a 605 imperial Crower cam and it is Hilborn Injected (the other hemi were not entirely sure about it's internals yet as it seems like he was working on building that one but it does have aluminum dualplug heads) . It runs on Gas, but judging by the size of the fuel tank it probably ran alcohol at some point. The fuel system is actually pretty cool, because the body is so low the bottom of the fuel tank actually hangs below the fuel pump, to offset this he cut the tank off from the atmosphere and has a pressure tank connected with a throw off switch in the cockpit to basically force fuel through the system. And so he can start it himself without a prime. We believe because of this and many other clues he was probably a one man team. The frame we know nothing about, it is incredibly well built for the era though. We do find it very similar to Larry Stewart's "Loco", another Kellison funny car. The body is a 58/59 Kellison j4/j4r with quite a few modifications.. the only funny car we've come across with a j4 is the original Stinger (destroyed?) As other projects took up our time finally last November we finally decided to tear it down and get it running for Don Garlits Mopar show, and it was successful (I'll post the video later on). Just this weekend we displayed it in Carlisle it's homestate Beyond this we don't know much history wise. The car is shrouded by mystery as we are yet to find someone who recognizes it. We don't know who exactly built it, though Russ Branyan seems like he could have, but the car is incredibly well built and engineered for one man to do, especially a privateer weekend racer. Where did it run? Was there any key builders involved? Do any photos still exist of this car in it's heyday? All this we are looking to discover.