Listen Up: The Mafia Killer Who Loved Funny Cars – The Incredible Full Story Of Broadway Freddie DeName


Listen Up: The Mafia Killer Who Loved Funny Cars – The Incredible Full Story Of Broadway Freddie DeName

I like telling stories and I like telling them with some depth. That’s why I have been messing around with a new podcast series to tell the stories of racing history and automotive curiosity that I have always wanted to know more about. These are research driven and in-depth looks into topics that spin my crank. This time it is one of the darkest stories and one of the darkest personalities in drag racing history.

Broadway Freddie DeName is one of the most curious people who ever sat behind the wheel of nitro funny car. He was illiterate, he was a 4th grade dropout, he was a great mechanic, he was a guy who killed and dismembered people for the mafia as well. He was violent and he was unhinged in all the ways that scary people are. He was also well liked by his fellow racers, highly unsuccessful on the race track, and a far better murderer than a racer.

This is the story of Broadway Freddie as told by the people that raced with him, as told by the newspapers of the era, court documents, and more. A truly unbelievable story that is 100% true.

Hit the logo to hear the story of Broadway Freddie DeName, Funny cars and murder!


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8 thoughts on “Listen Up: The Mafia Killer Who Loved Funny Cars – The Incredible Full Story Of Broadway Freddie DeName

  1. Rustowner

    Brian, these podcasts are GREAT! Thank you very much for doing them. They are a natural extension of the awesome instagram posts you make. If you make stickers/shirts of the logo. I’ll 100% buy some. Thanks again, and stay safe out there!

  2. Chas

    Saw Freddy many times at Englishtown when I practically lived in the pits. I was a kid and absolutely oblivious to all these stories. I always wondered why he had the largest crew of everyone, with 3/4 of his guys just standing there, looking around.

  3. Gone Dead Train

    Brian… Great job on the this podcast, Already new a lot about Freddie.
    But with Don, Al and Harlan comments just made it better!
    Murder Machine is a great read! Once again Thank You!

  4. Ken hall

    Brian he want to hear more good stuff, contact me. Freddy used to come to my house when I was a kid he asked my father many times to drive his funny cars and Vinny Knapp would tell my father I don\’t want to see you get hurt in that thing shut it off at half track and many other great stories.

  5. Greg

    “And the monkey did not like it.”
    Seems to me there’s a plot for a great movie here…

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