1976 - First Fuel Funny Car
TV Tommy made the switch to funny cars, mostly for something different to build and drive. He hated those easy to hurt body's, but the ride, often a handful, was fun...!!!
1977 - Second Fuel Funny Car
Rod Shop was hanging on to their purse strings very tightly (that fine-print thing). That really complicated having the resources to fund an all-out effort at the NHRA National Events. Quite different from the ready cash Tommy was used to receiving from the Independent Drag Strip Promoters...
1978 - Arrow Fuel Funny Car
Rod Shop closed their doors and as a result, TV Tommy Ivo had back that creative control he loved so dearly! He subsequently came up with this dramatic color scheme, one that he would use for the remainder of his career.