Photos of Dave's horrible crash in Tucson at the Fuel Altered Nationals in 1977.
Dave Benjamin owned and built, driven by Tom Padilla Fuel Coupe/Nostalgia Funny Car travelled from the state of Washington to race at the March Meet, Bakersfield, CA. They did a short check out pass in the 1st round of Qualifying and this is the second pass on the car. Not bad for the 1st all out pass on a new car. A rod kicked out and the body made history as the highest any Funny Car body has been launched in the history of Drag Racing.
I cannot think to leave you now . For that alone I still fight on .