1977 Monza Funny Car
Debuted at the 1977 NHRA Winter Nationals and driven by legendary racer, Roger Lindamood. The Color Me Gone Monza Funny was restored with the help of Jim Matuszak and family along with drag racing expert Al Bergler.
If you were a drag racing fan in the 1960s and 1970s, you knew the Color Me Gone name even if you couldn’t recall the name of its driver, Roger Lindamood. He made that kind of an impact in his 15-year career on the quarter-mile, from his breakthrough win in Top Stock at the 1964 Nationals through more than a decade of nitro Funny Car racing with a consistently tough race car.
Drag racing was almost an afterthought to Lindamood, who didn’t begin drag racing until he was 35, after racing on dirt and asphalt ovals, yet he turned his gift of mechanical prowess, self-promotion, and a gritty work ethic into a celebrated quarter-mile career.
Lindamood was considered one of Michigan’s top 10 oval-track drivers when he retired from the circle game in 1955 and later began putting his mechanical skills to work at Chrysler’s “transmission lab,” working on automatic transmissions for the company –- and his fellow employees.
The name "Color Me Gone," was taken from one of the final lines of the “My Coloring Book” tearjerker that was a hit song in 1963. Roger's team had shoe-polished the words “I’m a Plymouth … Color Me Gone” on the car at one event, and the track promoters picked it up and Lindamood and quickly made it a permanent addition to his team.