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.
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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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 # 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
2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Spring Edition - WR TV POV Test Drive
Today we're behind the wheel of Chevrolet's pony car contender. The Camaro received a refresh for
the 2014 model year that includes revised front and rear fascia styling,
new headlamps and taillamps, and a new SS hood that draws inspiration from
the heat extractors first seen on the 2012 Camaro ZL1.
Our tester couldn't be better suited for summer cruising, equipped with a
power convertible top, a 426 horsepower 6.2-liter V8, a
six-speed manual transmission and a dual mode active Exhaust system. Upping the ante even further is
the Spring Special Edition options package, which includes 21-inch wheels,
the RS appearance package, the rear spoiler from the ZL1 model and a blue
leather interior with white accents.
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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.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the
reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Edition Mustang. Pro race
driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in
Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition! - Head 2 Head Ep. 52
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman travels to Barber
Motorsports Park for a head to head matchup with the brand new Chevy Camaro Z/28 and a well
known heavyweight, the Nissan GT-R. But not just any GT-R, the 2014 Track
Edition which packs a 545 hp twin-turbo
V-6, a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, sticky Dunlop tires and AWD
traction into a car without rear seats. The Z/28, by way of contrast,
features a massive 7.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-8, a 6-speed manual
transmission, and tail-out RWD. While it does still have rear seats, nearly
every other non-essential component has been removed. Moreover, the Z28's
tires might be even stickier! The front ones, enormous 305-sections, are
certainly the widest tires ever bolted to a production car. Both cars are
phenomenal, and both cars make rational men scream, "Gimme!" But only one
can come out on top. Watch and find out!
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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'!!
1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals Tournament of Champions Part 4- 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
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Vintage Drag Racing - Tournament of Champions Part 4 -Presented by Hurst
Performance Center - 1969 NHRA U.S. Nationals. Narrated by the late Steve
Evans. Qualifying and eliminations featuring Top Fuel Winner Don
Prudhomme, Runner-up Kelly Brown; Top Gas Winner Domenic Santucci,
Runner-up Phil Hobbs; Funny Car Winner Danny Ongais, Runner-up Rich
Siroonian; Super Eliminator Winner George Montgomery, Runner-up Ron Ellis;
Competition Eliminator Winner Terry Fritsch, Runner-up Neil Ellis; Street
Winner Glen Self; Runner-up Carroll Caudle; Super Stock Winner Ronnie Sox,
Runner-up Ron Mancini; Stock Winner Bill Morgan; Runner-up Tom Neja.
Included, Rich Guasco Pure Hell Fuel Altered, Hemi Baracuda, Dick Landy,
Jerry Harvey, Plymouth, Leonard Hughes, Bruce Larson, on-board camera
footage, Paul Stage, Ohio George.
Drag racing from the 60s.
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.