Quick history lesson from the father.
By moving the front and rear wheels forward on his 1964 330 Dodge, Dick Landy created what is argued to be the first “funny car”. Moving the wheels forward put more weight onto the rear slicks for traction.The 65 is what came next, and in my opinion, are the greatest of all door cars. They started with cross ram intakes and dual carbs, then injected and blown. Unsafe as hell but the fans loved them so much that N.H.R.A, who had banned them, allowed them back because non-NHRA tracks were making a ton of money holding match races.
The 64 is pictured above - the 65 below.
(Back when N.H.R.A. had less then a handful of events a year, racers “matched raced” to make a living, they would get booked at 3 or more tracks a week and match up against all the other guys making a living the same way.)