Buick Skylark on Drag Strip

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Hockenheim Public Race Days 2012
Impressions from Hockenheim's Drag Strip during Public Race Days 2012





1966 Buick Skylark (retired)
I got my 1966 Buick Skylark back in 1986 when i was 16 years old. It was my first car and i have a lot of memories behind the wheel of this sleeper. Originally the car had a small 340 engine with a 2 speed trans. It has a 350 engine now with a turbo 350 trans.This car has been sitting for a number of years and now I'm ready to get her going again. This may take a few years to complete but it's way past due and i owe it to the old gal, she's gotten me through some really tough spots in my youth.





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.





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.




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