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1963 Tempest at Norwalk

Born To Late making a quarter mile pass at Pontiac National, Norwalk, OH.


 


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1967 Tempest new camshaft Ultra Dyne 220/226 @ .050 in Pontiac 400
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Knafel Tin Indian 1966 GTO vs. Running Bear 1963 Tempest Launch
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Rob's 63 Tempest - Pass 1 @ PRP
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