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Due to his overwhelming popularity, “Jungle Jim” Liberman became one of the first owner/drivers to field a two-car team bearing his name (1969). Shown is former “Lime Fire” Barracuda driver “Jungle Clare” Sanders driving the West Coast car at MD’s Aquasco Raceway, although in reality, both cars could be found racing at many of the same events. Jungle’s Logghe-chassis, candy blue Chevy IIs were the last “Pure Chevrolet”–powered cars J.J. would campaign prior to switching over to Chrysler power. Of particular interest is the fact that it was Clare Sanders and not Liberman who won the first official NHRA Funny Car Eliminator title at the 1969 NHRA Winternationals, defeating Ray Alley’s Plymouth Barracuda in the final, causing mixed emotions in the Liberman camp. Both Jungle Jim cars routinely ran 7.30s at 200 mph.