48 Fiat Rat Poison started life in 1972 near Milwaukee Wisconsin as
a John Butera built funny car owned and operated by Charlie Proite.
It sported a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer logo and is noted for starting
the beer wars by being one of the first beer sponsored funny cars.
It ran as a
fuel funny car though out the 1970s. It was purchased by George
and Sherry Forge in the early 1980s and was run as a bracket
car with a small block on gas though out the 1980s.
Pete and Kathy
Daubner found the car in a pole barn outside Milwaukee in 1997 and
purchased it from George and Sherry Forge.
With help from George and Sherry Forge of Motor Masters, Dennis
Rollane of R&B Chassis and Larry Baake of Performance Head Service,
Pete and Kathy Daubner rebuild the car and are still running it
today as the 48 Fiat altered Rat Poison.
and Kathys first year out still sporting the Charger funny