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 # 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 # 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.
Hellcat vs Camaro ZL1 - Dig Racing
We caught a Hellcat out playing around with a Camaro and a few other cars.
Everyone is getting ready for Dig Night in March!
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Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins Inducted into IMHall of Fame/Talladeg
TALLADEGA, Ala., April 25, 2008 - NHRA Drag Racing great Bill "Grumpy"
Jenkins was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame on
April 24. At Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., the following day, Jenkins,
along with Pro Stock racing greats Jim Yates, Kurt Johnson and Greg
Anderson were recognized for their milestone wins in the category.
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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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2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS - Head 2 Head Ep. 58
On this episode of Head 2 Head, presented by Tire Rack, Carlos Lago pits
the Chevrolet Camaro SS
against the new Ford Mustang GT. Not only are both packing
around 430 horsepower, but they both
have the most aggressive handling packages available with their respective
performance packs. These cars have been going at it for longer than some of
you watching have been alive, and they've never been better. To find out
which is best, we'll run them through the full gamut of MT testing, a drive
on the road, and hot laps with Randy Pobst. Find out which one wins this
classic American rivalry!
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Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along
with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last
photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the
grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at
that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take
the title. Great Racin'!!