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A perfect example of what I like to refer as a “crossover car” was Charlie Wilson’s “Vicious Vette,” driven by Clyde Morgan and later on by Dale Pulde. This genuine 1958 Corvette started out as a Modified Sports Car, but graduated to Funny Car status once Wilson (who was a mechanic at a SoCal Chevrolet dealership) installed a supercharged big-block Chevy on nitro. Running 9.30s at 155 mph was typical for this 3,500lb car. In this photo taken at Irwindale Raceway, Morgan is racing none other than Jungle Jim Liberman, who is driving his original, all-steel, 1966 altered-wheelbase Chevy Nova.