No 73 Camaro's first start up at La Rosa's Automotive. Driver: David Rutledge, Engine Builder: Jonathan La Rosa, Machinist: Roslan's Performance Motorsports, Transmission: Davis Transmission and Parts. Video by Dylan Carter.
Old Race Car First Start - 1968 Pontiac Lemans Stock Car Lives Again!
I picked up this old roundyround race car from a buddies wrecking yard. It
was cheap, my parents are pissed it's in the back yard, nothing is new.
Norm Brill was the driver, I have no idea who he is so I'm going to assume
he went out in a blaze of glory having a shootout with the cops while
drunk, naked and high on PCP, leaving his race car in the weeds lost to
It's a 1968 Pontiac Lemans, the same body as the GTO and Tempest from what
I understand. The engine is either a 400 or a 350 V8, it had air
conditioning and power steering, possibly a limited slip rear differential
but I haven't had a chance to check. The carburetor is a 2 throat unit.
It pained me to see it crushed and sent to China like the Nova stock car
that was beside it, so I saved it, and now ya'll can enjoy it! Sorry the
audio isn't better, it sounds really good in person because the mufflers
fell off but it's more than my phone's microphone can handle. The engine
sounds very tight and any smoke is likely from the nasty gas I filtered and
ran through it.
I also show the old lettering on the car, but it's only because it's neat.
I'm not a race driver and have no sponsorship from the names listed, if
they are even in business any more I'd be surprised.
It's just a cool ol' muscle car!
Edit: Man this is taking a while to upload. The bent fan and nerfed crank
pulley happened when it was moved at the wrecking yard before I got it. I
can fix the pulley, but the fan is toast. It'll be replaced before it takes
out the water pump. The radiator is junk, it's leaking and I have a large
1ton truck radiator I'll put in it's place, possibly with an electric fan,
maybe mounted in the trunk and ducted. I'd sorta like to get fenderwell
headers for it like the ratrod has. Will have to look around at the
swapmeet....man...this is slow...I like Reddit? Ya'll like reddit? It's
neat. Yup...Ooh, I should post this to carporn or something. Oh man, almost
done...go...go little bar, you can do it! Oh to heck with it, I'mna go get
Edit 2: Aw man, it went backwards...was at 100, then went to 95...god, now
I just feel like a girl writing in her diary about stupid stuff. Like, oh
my gawd becky, did you SEE the percentages on that video? I kno rite? Oh, I
know, hey you should check out huskystarcraft if you like video games,
starcraft II Wings of Liberty in particular. That Husky guy is pretty cool,
the music videos are rad. I may have a straw hat and smell like narsty
gasoline and durt but I'm a nerd at heart and I still play with cars! Oh
hey it's done I think...neat.
73 Camaro "Rat Rod"
Nothing special really, redid another engine for regular street use. It
had a mildly upgraded '70 LT1 from a z28 in it, but I was tired of paying
$6.99/ga for 97 octane leaded gas. This engine has upgraded valve seats
with stainless valves so I can run unleaded. It's built from a sbc short
block for an '87 truck, 126 open chamber 74cc heads, 1.94/1.60 valves,
ported/polished runners, de-humped valve pockets, shorty plugs to make it
easier to work without gloves on a hot engine. Delco-Remy HEI, Weiand
Team-G intake(middle height I think), Holley 4777 double pumper with choke
delete, etc. Any questions, just ask, I built it from a hull that was
considered scrap metal in a friend's back yard, so I know every detail
about the car.
Josh Smallidge Blackrock World 100 A-Main
The Blackrock World 100 was an event in late October of 2009. It was a cold
and rainy day. 80 Street Stocks Competed in the event. Only 25 of those
would start the A-main, all of which competing for $2,000 in winnings.
My team and I are looking for sponsors for next year. We have a great group
of guys and girls who love dirt racing. It's in our blood.
I have been racing since I was 9 years old in a dirt go kart(I'm 24 now).
Been around dirt racing pretty much all my life. At 15 I started in this
street stock and have been racing ever since. This year was the first year
we have taken off. Primarily due to the economy and simply the amount of
money the competition is spending on their equipment. It's tough to keep
We won the track championship in 2009 at Genesee Speedway. Out of 17 races
that year we finished in the top five 15 of those races. Won two races, and
had numerous heat race wins.
Sponsorship is key in this sport/hobby. We certainly dont make any money
doing it. It's mainly for fun and the love of the sport.
Help us help you and put your business on the side of the car in 2012. We
will be making a run at another championship at Raceway 5 in Bataiva
(Formerly Genesee Speeday)