Buick Apollo at the BCA 500 in Concord, NC 2012 Buick meet (video 1)

the national meet of the Buick club of America and its our first show, my dad is narrating the video and i was the driving lol, the Ranger did a decent job lol

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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.





1974 Buick Apollo (Nova look a like) overview (open headers)
heres my other toy lol this is a 1974 Buick Apollo, a cousin to the Chevy Nova. im restoring it and rebuilding it to be a street legal drag car. its got a 72' chevy 350 engine, custom 350 turbo trans, 3 speed auto, 10 bolt rear. im gonna be paintin it purple, like deep lol with silver ss stripes and yellow outlining (kinda like the Vikings football team colors lol) so yeah, hope yall like it, i know i do





Roll cage in the Buick Apollo
finally got the ol girl home, took the 2500 for a test drive with the trailer and working on the ranger got alot going on, gonna be making some cash and working on some projects 2500: tow mirrors ranger: bumper fix and tow hooks Buick: ignition cylinder and new shocks





1974 Buick Apollo
1974 Buick Apollo - 350 V8




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