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Starting one of the busiest days ever in NHRA history, this is Tommy Grove and the A/FX Melrose Missile at the 1965 Winternationals. Rain forced the entire event to be run on Sunday only, with hundreds of qualifying and elimination runs made on that one day. This was one of four two-percent modified cars that Chrysler built for this event alone; they were all converted to full altered wheelbase cars after their appearance here. Grove announced that he was moving to Ford at the end of this day as well, and therefore did not become one of the chosen to help create the funny car legend that year. Cecil Yother became the new driver when the car reappeared on the West Coast later in the spring after its metamorphosis.