Junior Johnson, 1966
Ford Motor Co. began the 1966 season boycotting NASCAR over engine regulations. But at Atlanta in August, car owner Junior Johnson broke ranks with the other Ford teams. Johnsons Yellow Banana had a chopped roofline, a slanted windshield and wildly contoured fenders. Miraculously, it was permitted to race. Rumors were that Johnson was promised by NASCAR founder Bill France that the car would be allowed to race no matter what. That car is now in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.