Nunzi's 1963 4 Cylinder Super Duty Tempest
Nunzi at Atco on his shakedown runs with the 4cylinder SD Tempest. We will
repost new runs once the necessary changes are made. Going for the 11's.
Thanks to my son Tony for his hard work and the gang for their help,
Kenan(camera man),Andy, Matt, Jones.
Nunzi's 1963 4 Cylinder Super Duty Tempest-Part 2
Hungry for more, Nunzi, the crew, and his 4 Cylinder '63 Tempest headed
back to Atco Racetrack in hopes to break 11's. Success came early in the
day hitting 11.74. When the spectators asked Nunzi if he was satisfied with
the 11.74 run, he quickly replied "I'm not done yet."
-Thanks to my son Tony for his hard work and the gang for their help,
Kenan(camera man), Andy, Matt, Jimmy, Jones.
Knafel Tin Indian 1966 GTO vs. Running Bear 1963 Tempest Launch
This is at The Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk OH on August 8, 2010. Both
these cars were originally built/prepped and driven by "Akron" Arlen Vanke.
Arlen is riding in the Red Running Bear Car. The cars launch and go
through first gear. Both are the ACTUAL cars not clones. The '66 GTO is
built to stock specs with a .060 389 Tripower 4 spd and 4.33 gears.
Running bear is set up to do more aggressive track duty with a worked 455.
Back in the day Running Bear ran a Super Duty 421 to low 11's in the A/FX
factory experimental class. The Tin Indian DOMINATED B and C stock running
consistent mid 12's and to Arlen's recollection a best time of 12.22 at
112mph. The GTO won Stock Eliminator at the Nascar Winter Nationals in
Daytona and followed that up by going 27 rounds and winning the Spring
Nationals in Bristol, TN. The '66 GTO never lost a race in it's class. Norm
"Sonny" Tanner is riding shotgun in the GTO. Tanner drove for Knafel
Pontiac in the late 60's and early 70's. Running Bear is now owned and
driven by Tim Benko. The Tin Indian is now owned by Merle Green and his
son Mike Green is driving in the video.
8.952 @ 147.8
Larry Quinn driving the Nostalgia Super Stock '62 Pontiac BLAST FROM THE
PAST at the Monster 2007 (Gateway). Track conditions were good, air was
crap and the car did a little dance in 2nd gear.
P.S. Sorry I didn't get a better shot of your Mopower, John.
1964 Pontiac Tempest 455 V8 High Performance Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1964 Pontiac Tempest. This
is a great example of Pontiac muscle that has been frame off restored and
modified just enough to make it exciting! It's decked out in white paint
with a red vinyl interior and factory steel wheels with correct hubcaps for
a classic Pontiac look, but wait until you open up the hood. There you will
find a completely rebuilt Pontiac 455 CID V8 complete with roller rockers,
HO Exhaust manifolds, Edelbrock 4
barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Pontiac Torker II aluminum intake, Mallory Hy
Fire electronic ignition, and a 4 core radiator. The transmission is a
rebuilt turbo 350 Automatic with a 2500
stall, and all of this is run through a Ford 9" posi rear end with 3.73
gears. There's plenty of power to spare in this beast! Other options
include hub caps, red line radial tires, factory style wheels, power
steering, seat belts, bucket seats, and an in dash tachometer. Thanks for
taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St. Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
World's Fastest Pontiac 6.27 @ 228mph
Rodney Butler sets both ends of the tradional Pontiac power record with his
twin turbo 63 Tempest. Congrats to
Rodney & Travis & the rest of the team. In the other lane John Welter Is
getting it done with a 6.92 @ 199mph