Surviving HOT ROD Drag Week! - Roadkill Episode 9
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
hit the road with 500 of their friends for Drag Week. It's the most brutal
test anywhere of real drag-racing, street-driven cars, as the competitors
hit the road for 1,400 miles to race five times at four different drag
strips in five days in a battle to post the lowest average elapsed time at
the end of the week. The winner is crowned the HOT ROD Fastest Street Car
It's long days and short nights but that's nothing new for the Roadkill
guys! We know THEY will survive, but will the competitors?
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Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
My cousin Frank Mouthaan's totall rebuild Buick GSX. Listen to the great
sound of a V8 engine making a burnout from 0-100mls in 10secs.!!!!
134283 / 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/pp2mfqt
When GM lifted their ban of engines larger than 400 cubic inches in
intermediate cars, the Buick camp responded with a legendary piece of
muscle car history. The GS was the go-to for anyone who put equal emphasis
on pure comfort and brute power. This Sloan-documented 1970 GS 455 is the
beneficiary of an extensive frame-off restoration which has already claimed
some significant awards. Accolades include a Concours Gold First Senior
award at the 2012 Buick Club of America Nationals.
While Buick's GSX made its presence loud and clear with two strong color
options, the GS455 went about things in a slightly more sophisticated way.
This GS 455 wears a refreshing mix of fresh Burgundy Mist and Glacier White
paint for a refined appearance. Only the functional hood scoops hint at the
cars performance capabilities. All brightwork has been polished or
replaced, including the showroom fresh bumpers which were rechromed by
Inside the car, Buick design remains at the forefront. An all new Pearl
White interior from Legendary Auto Interiors offers new carpet, bucket
seats, door panels, and a taut new headliner. Presentation is great thanks
to details like freshly rechromed center console trim and a new steering
wheel. Upgrades include a full Custom Autosound stereo system with direct
The stock Buick 455 was a strong engine, offering a factory rated 360 horsepower and 510
lb. /ft. of torque but this GS takes things to the next level. Lift the
hood and a deceptively stock-appearing bay hosts a fully rebuilt 470ci
Buick motor full of high-quality parts. Built by Tri-Shield Performance,
the block hosts pieces like Diamond forged pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, and
a TA cam. At the top, a ported stock intake works alongside ported and
polished aluminum SE Stage 1 heads to help make a stout 507 horsepower.
Behind that powerhouse, TH400 automatic transmission rebuilt by TSP spins
power back to a 12-bolt rear with versatile 3.31 gears. At either side,
headers connect to a 3-inch dual Exhaust system complete with an X-pipe and
Flowmaster 50 series mufflers. To the rear, a new Quantum fuel tank and
RobbMc fuel pump keep the big Buick properly fed.
During restoration, the frame was sand blasted and painted with an
industrial urethane before being joined by all new suspension components.
Power front disc brakes and rear drums provide plenty of stopping power
while a fully rebuilt power steering system ensures confidence through the
corners. The chassis meets the road through new Wheel Vintiques Buick Rally
wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polylgas tires.
Offering a near-perfect blend of show and go, this award-winning 1970 GS
455 is a great reminder of Buick's performance heritage and a resounding
"Yes" to the old slogan, "Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?"
1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 Test Drive in Sonoma Wine Country
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1970-buick-gs-stage1/ to see this
1970 Buick Gran Sport for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma
Take a little test drive in this stunning 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 in
Sonoma California. Fully restored and Sloan documented. Finished in
Diplomat Blue with Pearl White interior and white vinyl top. Full
restoration completed in 2009. Car is loaded with all of the best that
Buick had to offer including the GS455 engine and Stage 1 trim package.
Sloan Museum documented and decoded from original GM archives list 20
factory installed options including air conditioning (ice cold), bucket
seats, turbo Hydromatic 400
transmission, center console with storage, power steering, brakes, windows
and power driver's seat and the rare speed waring indicator. Engine
rebuilt, balanced and blue-printed. Drive train, manifold, Exhaust and 3:42 positraction also rebuilt. Era
correct reproduction wide oval lettered G70x14 tires running on correct 14"
chrome plated rims. Rallye clock option replaced with era-correct
tachometer. Sonomatic AM radio in dash. Remote controlled after-market
stereo discretely installed beneath passenger seat using original rear
speaker replacement. Mileage believed to be 134k. Car is restored and
immaculate throughout. Body is tight with no rattles or squeaks. Starts on
first turn of the key and runs beautifully.
Check out the link above for full details, pricing info and detailed photo
gallery. Then give me a call with your best offer.
Thanks for watching our Buick GS test drive video - please leave a nice big
thumbs up and a like on this very cool Stage 1 Buick!
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UcEWUNX--Q
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
Buick - 1985 Buick Grand National
Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985
Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National.
Per the History Channel's exact video description:
attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents
Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try
to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed
equipment (including turbo engines, fuel
injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given
the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're
supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair
time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified
track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle
cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on
69 Chevelle with new 355 and nice Lunati BM II cam 350 Chevy
355 with Flat tops, 10.5 to 1 comp. Lunati Bracket Master II cam .480 lift
292 duration, ported 64 CC Double Hump heads, Full roller rockers, Holley
Street Dominator intake, 750 Holley carb, MSD cap and 8.5 wires, Full
length headers going into a pair of Dynomax race bullets.
Engine backed by a freshly rebuilt turbo 350 with a 2000 RPM stall.
Test Drive - 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage One V8 Tribute Muscle Car
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1970 Buick GSX tribute that we took out
for spin. It's equipped with a 455c.i. 4BBL (Performance Built) V8,
Automatic (turbo 400) Transmission, 10
Bolt Rear w/ 3.55 Limited Slip, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Factory
Air Conditioning, Hood Tach, AM Radio, Nice Chrome & Glass, Buckets/Console
w/ Staple Shifter, Seat Belts, Spare, Jack, & Tool. Dual Sport Mirrors,
Functional Hood Scoops Feed the Ram Air Induction, Beautiful Fit & Finish,
Custom Dual Exhaust System, Gorgeous
Saturn Yellow w/ Painted GSX Stripes, Buick Rallye Wheels w/ BFG Radial T/A
Tires, An Original GS Car Re-Created into a GSX, GSX Equipment, Front &
Rear Spoilers, Great Attention to Detail, Runs & Drives Fantastic, No
Expense Spared in the Resto & Build of this Muscle Car! Stunning Example &
Tribute to the Classic GSX! Thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1970 Buick GSX 455 engine high performance muscle car vintage classic
collector car clone tribute stage one highly collectible restored fast
torque monster show automobile auto burnout launch "muscle car" "hot rod"
"show car" "for sale" Fast Lane Classic Cars RamblinAround rambling vlog hd
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.