Hot Aug Nights Lewiston,ID
This was shot in 1999 at a car show in Idaho.
There's an interview with the owner of a '61 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty.
Rare 1967 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 Drag Race Rat Rod at Rock & Race Dragway 42 Ohio
My then bone stock 4,120 pd 1967 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 gets beat by a open bodied big block powered rat rod in time trial race at the 2009 Rock and Race. Drag-way 42 West Salem Ohio. My best time of the weekend was a 14.24 @ 101mph. with air cleaner removed. This run was 14.94 @96 MPH with a bog off the line. Car now has 455 dual quad engine. Will post more race video with new engine when track opens in the spring 2012 if I still have the car.
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