Jim Wangers, Godfather of the GTO
Jim Wangers talks with Lance Lambert on the Vintage Vehicle Show (www.vintagevehicle.com). Among other things he shows his Judge and tells how the Judge was named. Taped at the All Pontiac Show-N-Shine in Laguna Hills, CA.
Epic GTO Judge Spinning thru the gears!
GTO Judge RA 400 lighting them up and click the link to find out the history of this incredible car!
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, 625 hp 455, 10 sec. Drag Race Car
This is a short video with some of the best clips from my other GTO videos. If you want more details about the car, it's construction and evolution, check out my first/oldest GTO video (its 7:02 long). I hope you enjoy this video and Thanks for watching.
pontiac RA IV Judge engines
Here are 2 just restored cars, one a Atoll Blue RAIV Judge and one a Orbit Orange RA3 with a RAIV motor in it.
1969 Trans Am 1 owner barn find
I recently purchased this 1 owner 1969 Trans Am. It was parked in 1982 when the owner was transferred out of state. It is a Ram Air III 4 speed car. Other than some surface rust it really has no real rust to speak of. UPDATE: The car has been sold and now lives with its new owner in the midwest.
69 GTO Judge Drag Car Pictures & Video
This is the GTO I built and raced between 1984 and 1992. Anyone know where it is? I sold it to a guy in Memphis TN when it got to the point that you couldn't be competitive without a trans break and delay box.
The picture of the baby blue 68 Tempest is how it was when I bought it from a guy named Lowel in central FL. The Dorn Brothers in Sanford did the body work and awesome Orbit Orange paint. Ken Wells built the TH400. I built the engine and rear end etc. The car weighed 3500 lbs with driver. Best ET/Speed: 1/4 mile 10.36/132mph, 1/8 mile (set up for the 1/4) 6.55/103mph, 1.48 sec. 60 foot. This is the first and only Pontiac I ever built. It was a stock bore and stroke 455 with cast rods and crank. "62" D-port heads, measured 11.2:1 compression ratio using TRW forged flat top pistions. Torquer intake, 850 Holley. Crower mechanical cam. TCI 5000 stall 8" converter. 9" Ford with 4.10 gears, Strange spool and axels. Shifts were at 5500 rpms and it went through the 1/4 mile traps at 6200 rpms. The rear tires were 14 x 33 MT (I hated the MT's, Firestones and Goodyears hooked better). I fabricated the headers from a Headman Hustler (flat collector) kit and they were worth .2 sec off the ET.
The first time out, I had $5000 in the car and ran in the 10's off the trailer with a Quadrajet. By the time I sold it, I had better than twice the money in it and had tuned 6/10th off the ET. I raced it all over FL, GA and TN and had only good times with great friends. Like they say, a bad day at the track is better than a good day at work. Hopefully I'll find some of the in car videos from Memphis where it carried the front tires 3" in the air, 6 feet out, remember, this was old school, foot breaking it.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
PHS documented real Judge, matching #s 400 Ram Air III V-8 @ 366hp w/ ram air hood + air cleaner system, Muncie 4-speed trans, Safe-T-Track rear, mirror finish Carousel red (Orange) paint, Parchment bucket seat interior w/ factory console, factory gauge package w/ hood tach, Rally II wheels w/ Firestone wide ovals, correct dual Exhaust, power steering, power disc brakes, super rare and fantastic - ultra low production, matching #s, fully restored, and, if youre asked Yes, its real!
Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S118 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
For the 1969 season, Arnie Beswick campaigned a three-car team, the "Super Judge" Funny Car, the "Righteous Judge" Pro Stocker and this original Ram Air IV, 4-speed Judge, which was sponsored by the Chicagoland Pontiac Dealers and competed in NHRA D/Stock. One of only a handful of no-option cars built specifically for drag racing, the Judge was factory-built with a hand-selected Ram Air IV and came without sound deadener or seam sealer to further reduce weight. As a legal D/Stocker, the Judge ran in the 12.40s at 109-110 miles per hour.
Featuring period custom paint by Dick Skully, American Racing wheels and a correct Ram Air IV, this car is in its original 1969 race condition and has been authenticated by Mr. Beswick. This Judge is a great time capsule from "The Farmer's" storied career.
Bad Blue 1969 GTO
6 Year Restoration - Not 100% Finished and tuned, but enough to show