Hemi Under Glass Last Ride
After 39 years at the wheel of one of the most famous and unusual cars in
drag racing, the Hemi Under Glass, Bob Riggle decided to hang it up.
We were there to capture the last runs of this iconic car and the driver
who thrilled crowds at drag strips all over the country.
1966 Olds 442 W30 MuscleCar Nationals Race & Show Fun
Great memories racing and showing my 1966 Olds 442 Tri-Carb W30 with
friends at the MuscleCar Nationals in Sacramento. I restored it to showroom
condition in the 1980's, including balancing and blueprinting the original
Olds 400 engine and drivetrain to factory specs as documented in the 2-part
article I wrote for Musclecar Review magazine. It's all 442 including the
original Olds 400 "E" block, heads, carbs, intake/carbs, etc, and raced on
DOT legal street tires through mufflers and full Exhaust per Musclecar Nationals factory stock
rules. I raced my first 442 in stock eliminator during the 1960's, and had
a ball with my friends showing and racing this one at various events around
the country. I hope you enjoyed sharing this trip down musclecar memory
lane with me.
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This video is dedicated to my good friend John Seguin, who died shortly
after he videotaped some of the racing scenes in this video for me. Here's
to John and our other friends who share our passion for cars: cars and
shows may come and go, including the MuscleCar Nationals, but our memories
make sure that "Good Friends are Forever".
WRECKS MAYHEM CRASHES! Involving all OLDSMOBILES CARS!!
Ready to watch a depressing video Oldsmobile fans? Here is most of the
picture I have collected over the years of wrecked Oldsmbile
cars..........Be warned it is depressing that most of these cars are now
The Grabber Olds 442 Takes on the XO250 Off-Road Event in Reno, Nevada
This video montage shows the Grabber Oldsmobile 442 preparing for the
staging lanes, then documents the historic off-road vehicle as it makes its
very first start into real race competition since the very early 70's.
For those who may not yet be aware of it, the Grabber Olds (formerly known
as the "Goodyear Grabber") was originally run back in the late 60's early
70's. Even runn ing the NORRA 1000, which was the predecessor of the Baja
The car was originally built by Hickey Racing for racer/actor James Garner.
Garner raced this vehicle until race technology moved forward and a new
racer was built to keep up with the competition. The Goodyear Grabber was
retired and sent to pasture, vanishing from site until recent years. The
car was unknowingly purchased by vintage race car collector/restorer Ron
Johnson. After doing a little research, Ron realized that he had a rare gem
on his hands.
After several years of restoration work, the Olds 442 is looking as good as
ever, and sure pretty enough to appear on the start/finish line at the
famous Mustang Ranch, just
outside Reno, Nevada.
As if the car itself was not a media draw in itself, the car was going to
make its anticipated debut driven by hall of fame off-road driver Rod Hall.
The music video's finale shows the 442 taking the green flag for the first
time in over 30 years, and our camera had a prime spot to document the
car's first turns in competition.