Jungle Jim Liberman, Jungle Pam, Austin Coil and Merle Mangles after hours and relaxing. Coil, of “Chi-Town Hustler” funnycar fame, Mangles and the Jungles Jim and Pam of the most beloved F/C team to ever tour, in a candid glimpse of the lives of pro drag racers in the early Seventies. –Photograph by Paul Stenquist, who comments: “These aren’t good photos, but some of you may find them interesting. I shot them a couple of days before Christmas in 1976 at Austin Coil’s apartment in Justice, Illinois. Austin was the brains behind the “Chi-Town Hustler” funny car, a top contender for many years in American drag racing competition. In later years, he took John Force to numerous world championships. In the foreground is Jim “Jungle Jim” Liberman (the furry thing without a head) and his girlfriend, sidekick, showpiece, Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy. Austin Coil and his friend, Merle Mangles, are in the background.”

Jungle Jim Liberman, Jungle Pam, Austin Coil and Merle Mangles after hours and relaxing. Coil, of “Chi-Town Hustler” funnycar fame, Mangles and the Jungles Jim and Pam of the most beloved F/C team to ever tour, in a candid glimpse of the lives of pro drag racers in the early Seventies. –Photograph by Paul Stenquist, who comments: “These aren’t good photos, but some of you may find them interesting. I shot them a couple of days before Christmas in 1976 at Austin Coil’s apartment in Justice, Illinois. Austin was the brains behind the “Chi-Town Hustler” funny car, a top contender for many years in American drag racing competition. In later years, he took John Force to numerous world championships. In the foreground is Jim “Jungle Jim” Liberman (the furry thing without a head) and his girlfriend, sidekick, showpiece, Pam “Jungle Pam” Hardy. Austin Coil and his friend, Merle Mangles, are in the background.”