1987 Buick Grand National Drag Racing Racelegal.com 3-28-2014
1987 Buick Grand National Drag Racing Racelegal.com RaceLegal, the safer and sanctioned track alternative to illegal street racing, was developed with one goal in mind. Saving the needless loss of young lives to an illegal street race gone bad is RaceLegal's mantra. To that end we have been remarkably effective. The concept was one of providing a youth oriented environment in a neutral and centrally located location where we could replicate a street environment, but with safer and sanctioned conditions that insured the safety of our racers and their fans. The under pinning is one of skillfully redirecting illegal street racing behavior to the safer and sanctioned sport of drag racing in a youth oriented setting. As sated above, the results are impressive.In 1987, a lightweight WE4 (turbo T) option was offered. Only 1,547 of this variant were produced. They were painted black and treated to the same blackout package as the Grand National, including bumpers, grille, headlight and taillight trim. The differences between a WE4 and the Grand National were the interior trim package, wheels, exterior badging, aluminum bumper supports, and aluminum rear brake drums as opposed to the Grand National's cast iron, making the WE4 a lighter and faster car. The rear spoiler was only available as a dealer installed option. 1987 was the only year that the LC2 turbo option was available on any Regal, making it possible to even see a Limited with a vinyl landau roof and a power bulge turbo hood. turbo Regal Limiteds were one of the rarest models of turbo Regals produced second only to the GNX at 1,035 turbo Limiteds. turbo Regal Limiteds could be ordered with many options with most having chrome external trim but for $35 could have been built with the full black-out trim option making them extremely rare. Limiteds were treated to a very luxurious interior with plush carpeting and optional bench pillow seats and a column shift. The 1987 model would be the end of the manufacture of the RWD "G-Body" Regal, but GM had to extend the build of the Grand National to meet customer demand into November.
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#183 - DET - 1987 Buick Grand National
For sale in our Detroit showroom is a 1987 Buick Grand National. The
always black Grand National was produced from 1982-1987, powered by turbocharged V6 3.8L, and based on the Buick
Regal. The best performing Grand Nationals were the 1986-1987 model years,
being intercooled. Properly optioned (non T-top) '86-87 Grand Nationals
were the fastest American produced cars, even faster than the GM golden child, Corvette.
Some say that didn't sit well with GM, leading to the demise of the Grand
National. Making '86-87 intercooled GNs that much more rare and desirable.
Options on the Grand National include: AM/FM/CASS, Power brakes, Power
steering, Power locks, Power seats, Power windows, Anti-lock brakes, Tilt,
Traction control, Cloth, Aluminum wheels with radial tires. This Buick is
a fine example of an unmolested Grand National, 3rd owner (owned twice by
original), with just 78,669 original miles. The rebirth of the Grand
National is on the horizon, coming in 2015, the most opportune time to own
the original Buick T-type is upon us. Averaging over 20mpg this machine is
a sparkling gem in the horse power stunted Cold War era, bringing the GN to
a crossroads of American engineering and an idle boldness... Creating the
quintessential, factory, sleeper. For more information on this 1987 Buick
Grand National call our Detroit showroom at (313)-982-3100. To view this
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1988 Cutlass Supreme Police Car Racelegal com 3 28 2014
Friday night drag racing at QUALCOMM stadium 1/8 mile drag strip this 1988
cutlass supreme police car drag racing with a quad four. A
front-wheel-drive Cutlass Supreme based on the GM10 platform (W-body) was
introduced as a coupe mid-year during the 1988 production run, while the
final year of Cutlass Supreme RWD coupes were still being produced. This
new FWD model shared its 107.5 in (2,730 mm) wheelbase with the Pontiac
Grand Prix, Buick Regal, and Chevrolet Lumina. As part of introducing the
all-new FWD Cutlass Supreme, Oldsmobile secured their place to be the 1988
Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, the car that introduced the head-up display to
the world. 250 pace car replicas were produced, including 50 custom-made
convertibles; some or most were used as festival or parade cars before and
during the race. These 50 were turned into convertibles by Cars and
Concepts of Brighton, Michigan. These custom convertibles were the first 50
cars released to the public with a head-up display, and then subsequently
recalled for reasons that remain unclear. The 1988 and 1989 models were
2-door coupes. This Cutlass body style proved to be a winner for NASCAR
competition and it visited the victory circle 13 times between 1989 and
1992, when Olds ended its racing program. A sedan and a
production convertible were added in 1990. Models included base (later
called S), SL, and the sporty International Series. Throughout its run, the
convertible was considered a separate trim level.
Further Narrative on Indy Pace Cars: In 1988 the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway chose Oldsmobile to pace "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", with
retired United States Air Force General Chuck Yeager behind the
wheel. Traditionally a manufacturer builds many pace car
replicas, often thousands. But in 1988 Oldsmobile chose to
build only 50 Cutlass Convertible Indy Pace Car editions. All 50 (used on
track on race day and in 500 Festival activities) were essentially hand
built. General Motors/Oldsmobile contracted Cars and Concepts of Brighton,
Michigan to build each of these 50 unique cars. Following the race 50 very
select Oldsmobile dealers were given the opportunity to purchase one of
these cars. The price was set at full invoice price for a standard
International Series coupe (~$14,000) plus the cost of the convertible
conversion (an additional $13,997). Each was highly
optioned including the first ever application of Heads Up Display in an
American production vehicle developed by Hughes Electronics. After the 50
were claimed, paid for and delivered to the lucky Olds dealers who said
yes, the story of these cars gets more interesting. After the 50 were in
the dealers' hands across the country General Motors discovered some issue
with the certification of these one-off models. Each dealer was asked to
return them to GM (where they were to be destroyed) and receive full credit
of their purchase price. Most of the 50 were returned for credit, but a few
dealers objected and kept their cars leaving (by all accounts) less than 10
in the general population. Mr. Thomas Knobloch, a second-generation
Oldsmobile dealer in Erie, Pennsylvania was one of those dealers who
refused to relinquish his car. He instead held on to it as
a collectible. Realizing its incredible rarity and place in both
GM/Oldsmobile and Indy 500 history he drove less than 800 miles (1,300 km)
over his many years of ownership. The Knobloch family sold the car after
his death.
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1987 Buick Grand National Classic Car turbo spools,,, and its GONE!
Buick's Grand National is a modern day muscle car and is now officially a
classic car. Its been 27 years since the final production year of 1987.
This example, on display at Texas Classic Cars of Dallas, is in excellent
condition, sporting upgraded Exhaust
and fuel delivery modifications, otherwise completely stock in appearance.
These cars were one of America's fastest domestics and still holds it own
against import and home time muscle. Enjoy the video! Sam - samspace81
Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades - Part 1
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In this episode we give my 1987 Buick Grand National some much needed
attention, specifically to the differential and rear suspension. This is
the second part of a multi-part series where we're making a host of
modifications to this American classic to improve its performance on the
street and strip. Thanks for watching and subscribing!
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Friday Night Drag Racing Three Racelegal.com 3-28-2014
Friday night drag racing at QUALCOMM stadium 1/8 mile.
RaceLegal, the safer and sanctioned track alternative to illegal street
racing, was developed with one goal in mind. Saving the needless loss of
young lives to an illegal street race gone bad is RaceLegal's mantra. To
that end we have been remarkably effective. The concept was one of
providing a youth oriented environment in a neutral and centrally located
location where we could replicate a street environment, but with safer and
sanctioned conditions that insured the safety of our racers and their fans.
The under pinning is one of skillfully redirecting illegal street racing
behavior to the safer and sanctioned sport of drag racing in a youth
oriented setting. As sated above, the results are impressive
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1ST PLACE PRO STREET II Antonio Loya 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse 0.883 7.177
1ST PLACE MODIFIED STREET Gregg Phillipson 2010 Porsche turbo 0.994 7.537 97.61
1ST PLACE MODIFIED II STREET Malinda Carey 2003 Mitsubishi EVO 0.535 8.302
1ST PLACE MODIFIED III STREET Ed Moody 2008 Dodge Challenger 0.707 8.566
1ST PLACE SUPER STREET Eric Navarete 2010 Dodge Challenger 0.699 9.024
2ND PLACE SUPER STREET Edward Ragucos 1996 Honda Civic 0.794 9.128 67.16
1ST PLACE FAST STREET Dominick Zzizzo 2006 Ford Mustang GT 0.555 9.528 76.14
2ND PLACE FAST STREET Eric Lopez 1993 Honda Accord 0.745 9.566 76.27
1ST PLACE STREET STOCK Joshua Salas 1991 Honda Civic 0.780 10.020 70.75
2ND PLACE STREET STOCK Steven Logan 2011 Honda Civic 0.891 10.113 71.88
3RD PLACE STREET STOCK Kevin Alpichi II 1993 Acura Integra 0.882 10.569
1ST PLACE MOTORCYCLE Eric Neil 2007 Honda CBR1000RR 0.525 7.002 110.56
1ST PLACE PRO MOTORCYCLE Aundrea Wilcox 2006 Suzuki GSXR-1000 0.521 6.789
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
American Muscle Car Fails ( Best Of ) ( Pure SOUND )
Some people just don't deserve to drive a muscle car. In the video you will
see burnout fails. crashes and other strange things. funny to see if i may
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Turn 2 Pictures Barona Speedway 3-29-2014
Pictures from 2 video slide show.
San Diego's only semi banked 1/4 mile clay oval track. The track is located
5.8 miles north of the Barona Casino on Wildcat Canyon Rd. between Lakeside
and Ramona, in Southern California.
The track features a wide variety of cars including Modifieds, Super
Stocks, Stock Pony, Pro Pony, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Mini
Dwarfs and Junior Sprints providing an exciting race program every other
Our gates open at 1:00 pm, with racing getting underway at 5:00 pm. Check
our Schedule for dates and special event information for the coming months.
The promoters of Barona Speedway continue to make every effort to assure
your family's visit will be as enjoyable as possible. There is a concession
stand for your convenience, with lots of good food and soft drinks, or you
may bring your own cooler and BBQ's
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