Kenny Pierson and his Pontiac Ventura II at the track
Took the old girl to the track to play around. . Pay no attention to the popping and cracking of the motor at about 4000 rpms. The motor let go. Won an award at the carshow there and had to be pulled around by my buddy in a golf cart. One of the screws on the rotor cap came out and locked up the distributer. Tore the teeth off my composite distributer gear. Quick fix-all better now. Car launched great and that would have been a 10 sec. run
Super Sleeper 1972 Nova - /BIG MUSCLE
Wanna race? If so you may want to reconsider. You see this is Dru Diesner's
1972 Chevrolet Nova and it's anything but stock. From a looks perspective
it's nothing special, in fact most people wouldn't put up $500 for this
thing. Look a little deeper though and OH MOMMA! You see under its faded
green paint lurks a twin supercharged LS2 that makes 1,160 hp... at the
rear wheels. It epitomizes the term "sleeper", and is lethal to just about
every other road going vehicle it comes in contact with. Big Muscle
recently visited Northern Chicago to get a sample of this beast, and holy
crap was it one of the best automotive experiences we've ever had.
1969 Pontiac Ventura Being Restored
Take note, GM. 40 years from now, will people be taking the time and energy
to restore CTS's, Lucernes and FWD Impalas to their original conditions?
Here's a jewel from your glorious past, being restored by Chicago mechanic
Dave Armstrong. This '69 Ventura (a trim package on the Catalina in the
1960's) spent almost all of its life in Palm Springs. That brown coating
you see on the rear undercarriage and differential isn't rust -- it's sand.
When it's power-washed, it'll look as clean as the underside from the
It's great to see the front end without the fenders, showing off that 428
V8, disc brakes and front suspension in all their glory.
As you can see, that's the original Harrison air conditioning unit. Black
Morrokide upholstery and Pontiac 5-spoke mag wheels will complete the
picture. It'll be another showpiece, just like his green Firebird 400.
Dave's also got a red Firebird Ram Air convertible. But that's another