1987 Buick Grand National VS 2010 V6 Chevy Camaro 1/4 Mile run 2010
Been working on my GN with my friends for the past two years and decided to
give her a run for the first time at a local cruise night. Not being at the
track in years I didn't know where to stage and didn't have time to build
Boost...but 12.1 in 1/4 is a good
start. It's a 1987 Buick Grand National with 26k original miles with stock
motor and a few bolt on. The paint and interior are all stock.
Buick - History Documentary (1995)
This video is a wonderfully-done documentary, written and produced by
Michael Rose, on the history of Buick as presented in 1995 from the History
Channel's archive. Here is Michael's description of the video verbatim:
"No one would have believed that the tinkering of a plumber would turn into
the foundation of the world's largest corporation. But it did. David Dunbar
Buick invented a process to adhere porcelain to tubs and other bathroom
fixtures. But the Scottish immigrant dreamed of making a mark out of the
bathroom, and set to work building a car. By 1900, he enlisted the aid of
another inventor, Walter Marr, and they built their first vehicle. Their
invention attracted the attention of one of Michigan's wealthiest men,
William Crapo Durant, the president of the world's largest buggy-building
business. As soon as he drove one of Buick's early creations, Durant
realized that the days of the horse and buggy were over. He teamed up with
Buick, and the two went on to make history. By the thirties, Buicks were
regarded as some of the finest cars ever made. From the first Buicks
through the birth of General Motors and into history, this is the
compelling story of the partnership that eventually became the basis for
the largest company in the world."
1987 Buick GNX 223 on Classic Car and Driver Flashback
Video shown on TNN of the 1987 Buick Regal Grand National "GNX"
GNX 311 Drag Racing VIDEO Close up - Next to track: 11.106 @ 117 mph
GNX # 223 is the star of this video along with Joe Harrington (previous
owner of GNX # 375 the only GNX to have the privilege to be displayed on
the front turn stile at the National Corvette Museum June 2000, Bowling
Buick - 1985 Buick Grand National
Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985
Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National.
Per the History Channel's exact video description:
attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents
Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try
to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed
equipment (including turbo engines, fuel
injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given
the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're
supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair
time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified
track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle
cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on
Buick Grand National vs Honda Civic Hatchback
Both cars are modified (Civic way more than GN). Civic got a short head
start but the GN still won.
GN ran 12.0 at 111mph
Civic ran 12.9 at 108mph
This was at PIR (Portland International Raceway).
GNX vs C4
Old vid of a GNX taking on a Callaway C4. Grainy picture but a rare video.
Sounds like a jet when it passes the camera.
1987 Buick GNX 311 from 2003 www.gsnationals.com 38 secs 108
1987 Buick GNX 311 video tour from 2003 www.GSNATIONALS.com on-location at
Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY by owner and founder of
GNregistry.com and GNXregistry.com
38 seconds in 1/4 mile at 108 mph not to bad
brake --- stomp gas pedal -- 108 mph
2014 Buick Regal GS vs LaCROSSE 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Regal GS and the 2014 Buick
LaCROSSE are two very different cars. The Regal GS is the hot rod of the
Buick family with 20 inch wheels and a turbo-charged 2.0L engine. On the other hand the
2014 Buick LaCROSSE is a luxurious family sedan with a 3.6L V6 that's built
more for the highway than the drag strip. In another fun and informative
TFLcar 0-60 MPH video review we see which of these two Buicks is faster. Is it the 2014 Buick Regal GS or the
2014 Buick LaCROSSE. Check out the video to find out.
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