GS_Nationals_OCT_22_2011_436 Super 16 Final: 9.472 @ 138.94 mph
SUPER 16 FINAL RACE:
S-16: 9.472 @ 138.94 -vs- 9.762 @ 139.83 mph
1. #975 Steve Reynolds, Manitowoc, WI '70 GSX
2. #1992 Bruce Kent, San Dimas, CA '73 Apollo
Buick GS Nationals Oct 22, 2011
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
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.
Staring At The Sun - Low Res
Sr83 feature of Boyd Jordan's custom built, bagged 65 chevy c10.
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High res at http://vimeo.com/30195926
Here's Boyd's take on the truck:
"I like things that have style and character that represent the builder.
Some one can completely restore a 67 ford but it says very little about the
character or style of the builder. I believe when you build something to be
your own someone should be able to pick your work out. Like Jesse James and
his bikes or Boyd Coddington and his rods. The 65 represents who I am and
my style. I guess my style would be simple, old school, and rough."