Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S116 70 ½ Chevrolet Camaro
The early years of Pro Stock racing saw some of the most exciting heads-up racing and the most intense fan support the sport had ever experienced. The 1971 season saw some spectacular matchups, with legendary racers like "Dyno Don" Nicholson, "Dandy" Dick Landy, Sox & Martin and the man from Malvern, Pennsylvania, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins. Jenkins had been a well-known fixture at tracks since GM's factory racing days. As a privateer, Jenkins went on to represent Chevrolet and soon became one of their most successful racers ever. This 1970 ½ Camaro was the first car that Jenkins built specifically for the class, and its track record with Jenkins, Bruce Larson and later, East Coast racer Richie Zul is nothing short of legendary.
Grumpy's Toy VII has been painstakingly restored to its original race configuration, including a correct "512" cast-iron 427 block, aluminum heads, and Weiand tunnel ram with "period correct" 750 cfm Holley double-pumper carbs. Additionally, the Camaro was finished in its original race livery and looks like it emerged from a time machine. It was recently featured in Super Chevy magazine and is in concours condition.
Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S115 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
This is the very car that "Mr. Four-Speed," the legendary Ronnie Sox,
piloted to 14 dominating wins in the 1971 NHRA season. The '71 'Cuda
represented the pinnacle of performance for the Chrysler factory drag
racing program and also for the Sox & Martin team, as oppressive weight
breaks, the discontinuation of the Hemi and rule changes favoring
tube-framed small-block racecars conspired against Pro Stock Mopar racers.
Nevertheless, the Sox & Martin '71 Hemi 'Cuda's spectacular racing success
that season stands proudly in the record books.
The 'Cuda has been treated to an extensive restoration to its 1971 race
configuration and is in exquisite condition. It sports the best that the
factory had to offer that year, including the famous 426 Hemi with
dual-plug cylinder heads, dual quad intake and of course, the 4-speed
transmission that Ronnie Sox shifted with such virtuosic skill. It is
finished in the original eye-grabbing, red, white and blue "Sox & Martin"
livery and never fails to draw huge crowds.
Grumpys Toys is available online and in book stores now. Check out
Amazon.com for a look inside.
Side note; The images depicted in this slide are internet finds and I claim
no ownership to them. All photos in the Grumpys Toys book have been used
with written permission and differ from what you see here.
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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.
Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S117 1961 Pontiac Ventura
Arnie Beswick's 1961 "Passionate Poncho" Ventura still ranks as one of the
most successful Pontiac factory-built racecars of all time. This Bristol
Blue hardtop came from the factory as a 389/348 Tri-Power car with the
Super Duty heads and camshaft shipped in the trunk. Once installed, the horsepower was raised
to 363 horsepower,
a number intentionally underrated by the factory. This is the car that
Beswick drove to the '61 Daytona Winternationals and won with. Arnie went
on to win a large number of Super Stock races throughout the country that
season, solidifying his place as a major player in the Super Stock, A/FX
and Funny Car wars of the 1960s. This car is an exceptional example of the
breed, verified by Mr. Beswick himself. It is finished in the original race
livery and is in its correct 1961 race configuration.
Lot # 117 1961 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty 389 Arnie Beswick Superstock
YORK US 30 THE SUPER STRIP
Ten minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos' Bee
On Video. See Super Drag Racing Action at York from the 1950's and 1960's.
This is just a teaser. The full video is an absolute MUST SEE. Real
car sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike
this promo clip which only includes car sounds. www.beeonvideo.com
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Tony Noto Grumpy's Toy Crash
Real bummer this car crashed. Tony Noto in his 1974 Grumpy's Toy Vega Pro
Stock replica. This was hands down my favorite car at the March Meet. My
dad had a Popular Hot Rodding centerfold of this car in my room when I was
a kid. Let's hope Tony will rebuild...I want to see more Nostalgia Pro
Stock cars like this one with the vintage wheels and dry hops (something
you don't see anymore).
I hope everyone likes my little Diamond P replay tribute.
Kurt Johnson Helps Salute Grumpy Jenkins in Atlanta
ACDelco Cobalt racer Kurt Johnson takes part in a ceremony marking the
600th NHRA Pro Stock race and honoring recent Hall of Fame inductee Bill
"Grumpy" Jenkins at Atlanta Dragway. KJ is joined by fellow racers Jim
Yates and Greg Anderson. Taped on April 26 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce,
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T vs Ford Mustang GT vs Chevy Camaro SS 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
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1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals The Eliminators - Part 1 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
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Vintage Drag Racing - The Eliminators Part 1 - 1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
1968 Nationals Finalists: Top Fuel Winner, Don Garlits; Runner-up, Steve
Carbone; Top Gas Winner, Jack Jones; Runner-up, Walt Rhoades; Super
Winner, Paul Stage; Runner-up, Don Nicholson; Comp Winner, Harry Luzader;
Runner-up, Carl Roland; ModifiedWinner, Sam Gianino; Runner-up, Dave
Koffel; Super Stock Winner, Arlen Vanke; Runner-up, Wally Booth; Stock
Winner, Larry Lombardo; Runner-up, David Duell.
Also featuring the Winged Express, Kansas John Wiebe, Ronnie Sox, George
Montgomery, Bruce Larson, Gordon Collett, Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Leroy
Goldstein, Billy Kidd (Will's Fargo), Sneaky Pete Robinson, Dick Smothers,
Tommy Ivo, Tom Hoover and Shirley Shahan.
Drag racing of the 60s.
134726 / 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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A clean body that’s dropped on a custom suspension, fitted with a
leather-lined interior and bolted to a hot LS7 small block, this insane Camaro pro-tourer is the
kind of killer classic that makes factory-fresh bowties shake in their
run-flats. If you’re shopping for some fully-sorted muscle that puts a
modern twist on an old school favorite, you’re looking at your next car!
The beneficiary of a professional, frame-off restoration that was completed
just last week, this slick ‘69 Camaro features a seamless custom
appearance that’s highlighted by an immaculate coat of Charcoal Gray
paint. Take one look down the sides of the car’s rock-solid body and it
becomes very obvious that great care was taken to ensure every panel is
aligned to better-than-new condition. Step closer to that body’s
mirror-like paint and check out its straight and ripple-free surfaces,
which are a product of both clean OEM sheetmetal and high quality
replacement panels. Grab the pivotal pieces of that well-adjusted
sheetmetal and experience the kind of excellent fit and finish that’s
right at home reflecting a summertime car show. Then step back to admire
one very well-done custom that’s built to exacting specifications thanks
to a great combination of skilled workmanship and first-rate finishing.
Cranking out 513 rear wheel horsepower, the lightweight,
high performance LS7 rumbling beneath this car’s hood is a technological
testament to the old rule: more cubic inches equals more horsepower! A perfect amount
of air and fuel is supplied by a stock GM throttle body that’s been
cinched to a polished air tube and a Spectre reusable filter element. That
air and fuel mixes in a factory LS7 intake and progresses to CNC-ported
cylinder heads that are fitted with a combination of titanium intake valves
and sodium-filled Exhaust valves.
Immediately following combustion, spent gases roar through 2.5 inch
stainless pipes via Kooks long-tube headers. And a big Be Cool radiator,
quick-spinning Spal puller fans, new AC Delco plug wires and a polished
Vintage Air Front Runner system ensure rocket-like acceleration.
Take a gander under this wicked F-Body and you'll find a fully detailed
chassis that mixes new age technology with old school durability. At the
center of the car’s floors, a fresh Tremec T56 6-speed utilizes a Ring
Brothers clutch reservoir to spin a Moser Super 9 rear end that’s fitted
with high quality Moser axles and slick 3.31 gears. That drivetrain hangs
in a complete Detroit Speed suspension which makes excellent use of a full
set of tubular control arms, a beefy Panhard bar and a full set of Koni
coli-over-shocks. And torque melts the pavement thanks to painted Rushforth
Night Trains which spin 245/35ZR19 Nitto NTO5s in front of 335/30ZR19 Nitto
Behind this Camaro’s
solid-closing doors you’ll find a supple Upholstery Unlimited interior
that wraps firm leather seats in a nice blend of contemporary style and
modern convenience. At the front of the car, a custom, leather-topped dash
hangs a slick set of Stewart Warner Maximum Performance gauges above modern
pushbutton start, a new Sony CD player and controls for a traditional
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With its timeless style, excellent performance and modern comfort, this
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What Did Bob Buy? Mar. 25, 2010
Buyer Bob Dusselier debuts The Bob Copter to the world in this latest
video. And he also highlights three highly desirable diecast collectible
versions of the famous "Grumpy's Toy" Camaro drag cars from the late
1960s. These 1/18th and 1/24th scale were produced by Lane Collectables and
RSC Collectibles, and just keep appreciating in value as time goes on.
These cars, and thousands more, will be auctioned off at GoMotorBids.com,
the only online auction dedicated exclusively to transportation
collectibles and memorabilia.