Battle of the 4 speed Muscle Cars 67 Hemi GTX versus 69 440 Road Runner

Joel Nystroms 67 Hemi GTX runs against James Cooks 69 Road Runner 440 At the 2010 F.A.S.T. Summer Nationals.

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1967 GTX Survivor vs Corvette
Unrestored 1967 440 GTX drag racing for the first time in 38 years. This 1967 440 4 speed Plymouth GTX was stored in a warehouse in 1973. I purchased it in 1998 and was the first person to drive it on the road since '73. I put it in a shed awaiting restoration 9 years ago. On the day this video was taken (October 30, 2011) it literally had dirt dauber nests and cob webs still in the engine compartment.

1967 Plymouth GTX 440 Burnout
Here is my buddy Dale's '67 GTX doing a burnout. Without the music this time so you can hear the car. Pretty cool, eh?

A 1/4 mile ride in Joel Nystroms Hemi 4 speed GTX
Mike Kamm sat in the back seat of my 67 Plymouth GTX, an original 30,000 mile Hemi 4 speed car, while I carefully baby it down Norwalks 1/4 mile dragstrip. This pass was run on original style G70-14 bias ply tires, so there was tire spin. Thats why I had to back pedal a little in 1st and the shift light never went off in 2nd. I had the light set to come on at 6500 rpm, but wasn't shifting untill 7000. This was a mid 11 second pass at about 124 mph. Check it out from behind the car:

1969 GTX runs 9.43 @ 145mph
1969 GTX running 9.43 @ 145mph. All motor