Super-Duty 1961 Pontiac Catalina, expertly and exactly recreated with the help of the original owner, Stan Antlocer. 389 tri-power, four speed. Exact duplicate of the original bruiser which terrorized Detroit Dragway in 1961 and 1962. Car has run 12:85 @107 with stock Super-Duty 389 engine and Nunzi Headers.
Autorama 2010 Detroit Michigan Part 2 of 2 Custom Car Show
Part Two....Some cool photos of mostly the race cars. Look for dragsters from Connie Kalitta, Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme and Gratiot Auto Supply plus many others from the Detroit Dragway era. Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan USA
1961 Pontiac Bonneville
Crevier Classic Cars
365-B Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, California 92626
1969 Ram Air IV Trans Am (Part 2)
This is a short clip of my RA IV TA running! It is a real deal RA IV TA. One of 55 built in 1969. Factory born-with motor, trans, rear, body panels, hood and a bunch more.
Gotta luv that nasty 041 lope at idle! ☺
BTW, I've also uploaded a sister clip to this one. To view it,
search for: 1969 Ram Air IV Trans Am (Part 1) .
If you have a question or comment feel free to drop me an email at ramair_iiAThotmaildotcom
Sorry about the hiatus. Thanks for all the nice comments. :) I'm adding a link to my TA Photobucket page. It includes an undercarriage video, pix and documentation.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or additional comments!
I'm also including links for my other brute below. A real-deal (1 of 110 made) '68 1/2 RA II Firebird! This will be on YouTube soon as well. 'Njoi!
69 RA IV TA
'68 1/2 RA II Firebird
Lot S152 1962 Pontiac Super Duty 421 405 HP 4 Speed
As Stock drag racing heated up at the dawn of the Sixties, the factories were serving up a constant stream of engines, transmissions and lightweight body parts. In response, the sanctioning bodies started dedicated classes to separate the special lightweight factory racers from the amateur weekend sportsmen running real showroom stockers.
Pontiac answered the competition in 1962 by offering an expanding range of performance parts and special option packages, the most potent being the Catalina Super Stock package. At its heart was the 421 CI Super Duty engine featuring four-bolt mains, a forged steel crank, McKellar solid lifter cam and dual Carter four-barrel carbs on an aluminum intake. A 4-speed manual transmission was optional. The Catalina Super Stock saved considerable weight through the application of aluminum bumpers, hood, fenders and other alloy components, including, late in the season, an aluminum-case 4-speed.
Owned and raced by Howard Maseles in 1962, the "Packer Pontiac" was number 84 of the run of approximately 180 SS Catalinas. An NHRA C Stock record holder, the "Packer Pontiac" was lightning quick in Maseles' hands, posting an 11.73 at the 1962 Indy Nationals, at a time when many of his competitors were still running in the low-to-mid 12s.
The restoration of this vintage Super Duty Pontiac was done by owner Bill Blair, High Point, NC and the car is still being campaigned by Bill across the country at drag strips and car shows.
- PHS documented
- Aluminum front end components including bumper
- 1962 record holder at Indy 11.73 in quarter mile
- Restoration supervised by original owner & campaigner Howard Maseles
- This was the first year that a factory built race car could be purchased right off the assembly line
- 4.33 posi-traction
- Super Duty brakes, motor, & Exhaust
- Original cloth interior
Pontiac drag race.wmv
A '62 and a '63 going at it at Pontiac Tripower Nationals held in Norwalk, Ohio, 2010
PONTIAC - The Glory Years! Part 1 of 5
(1956-93). Some great basic Pontiac history, along with the CARS and PEOPLE (Bunkie Knudsen, John Delorean, Jim Wangers, Pete Estes, etc) who made Pontiac great in those years. In 1956 Bunkie Knudsen was hired as Pontiac's General Manager. He was told by GM "Turn Pontiac around in 5 years or the division is gone". Within about a year he quickly assembled a great team. Knudsen was fortunate enough to pick up engineer John Delorean from Packard when that company closed, Delorean later became the father of the GTO and MANY Pontiac Innovations. Knudsen was also fortunate enough to lure a brilliant "Olds Rocket V8" engineer away from Oldsmobile---Pete Estes who helped the Pontiac V8 breath as well as it could.