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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.


 


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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 # 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.





1971 Drag Racing part 1of3
"The Age of Drag Racing" 1971 film featuring Dick Landy.





Mark Pappas' Grumpy Jenkins Collection
An interview with Mark Pappas who is not only keeping the memory of Grumpy Jenkins alive but also some of his most memorable race cars





Old Drag Racing, part 1 www.moroso.com
Old drag racing video taken by Rick's mom. Part 1.





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! Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/HighTechCorvettefans Twitter: http://twitter.com/HTCorvette





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. # # # #





1969 Camaro SS Twin Turbo Supercharged Nitrous Breathing Monster
A 1969 Camaro SS with Twin turbos and a Super Charger...and a 200 shot of Nitrous..Horse power is unknown...but it is the most over the top Car I have ever seen...very cool...check it out!! to see more of this car please visit http://scottiedtv.blogspot.com/2012/06/1969-Camaro-ss-twin-turbosuperchargedni.html





Camaro 1970 Street Strip
Yellow is for caution!





Don Garlits wins the 1967 US Nationals
Don Garlits wins the Top Fuel prize at the 1967 US Nationals as covered by ABC's Wide-World-of-Sports.





DRAG CARS 1971 NHRA SUPERNATIONALS ORIGINAL CUT
DICK LANDY DOCUMENTARY FILMED IN ONTARIO MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN 1971





Grumpy's Toys
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. Slide show created by one-headlight@live.ca





'70 Camaro SS Unload
'70 Camaro SS unloaded from Reliable truck from the Mecum auto auction





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! Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAegdhiYLEoaFGuJFVrqFQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & https://www.facebook.com/head2headshow Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/head2headshow Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Instagram - head2headshow Website - http://www.motortrend.com





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'!!





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