For the 1969 season, Arnie Beswick campaigned a three-car team, the "Super Judge" Funny Car, the "Righteous Judge" Pro Stocker and this original Ram Air IV, 4-speed Judge, which was sponsored by the Chicagoland Pontiac Dealers and competed in NHRA D/Stock. One of only a handful of no-option cars built specifically for drag racing, the Judge was factory-built with a hand-selected Ram Air IV and came without sound deadener or seam sealer to further reduce weight. As a legal D/Stocker, the Judge ran in the 12.40s at 109-110 miles per hour.
Featuring period custom paint by Dick Skully, American Racing wheels and a correct Ram Air IV, this car is in its original 1969 race condition and has been authenticated by Mr. Beswick. This Judge is a great time capsule from "The Farmer's" storied career.
Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S117 1961 Pontiac Ventura
Arnie Beswick's 1961 "Passionate Poncho" Ventura still ranks as one of the
most successful Pontiac factory-built racecars of all time. This Bristol
Blue hardtop came from the factory as a 389/348 Tri-Power car with the
Super Duty heads and camshaft shipped in the trunk. Once installed, the horsepower was raised
to 363 horsepower,
a number intentionally underrated by the factory. This is the car that
Beswick drove to the '61 Daytona Winternationals and won with. Arnie went
on to win a large number of Super Stock races throughout the country that
season, solidifying his place as a major player in the Super Stock, A/FX
and Funny Car wars of the 1960s. This car is an exceptional example of the
breed, verified by Mr. Beswick himself. It is finished in the original race
livery and is in its correct 1961 race configuration.
Lot # 117 1961 Pontiac Ventura Super Duty 389 Arnie Beswick Superstock
1969 GTO Judge Ram Air V Car
GTO Judge Ram Air V Car that has been completely restored to the way the
original owner had it. Beautiful car!!!
A great engine put togeather by DCI Motorsports.
Mecum Auction Presents - Lot # S116 70 ½ Chevrolet Camaro
The early years of Pro Stock racing saw some of the most exciting heads-up
racing and the most intense fan support the sport had ever experienced. The
1971 season saw some spectacular matchups, with legendary racers like "Dyno Don" Nicholson,
"Dandy" Dick Landy, Sox & Martin and the man from Malvern, Pennsylvania,
Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins. Jenkins had been a well-known fixture at tracks
since GM's factory racing days. As a privateer, Jenkins went on to
represent Chevrolet and soon became one of their most successful racers
ever. This 1970 ½ Camaro was the first car that
Jenkins built specifically for the class, and its track record with
Jenkins, Bruce Larson and later, East Coast racer Richie Zul is nothing
short of legendary.
Grumpy's Toy VII has been painstakingly restored to its original race
configuration, including a correct "512" cast-iron 427 block, aluminum
heads, and Weiand tunnel ram with "period correct" 750 cfm Holley
double-pumper carbs. Additionally, the Camaro was finished in its
original race livery and looks like it emerged from a time machine. It was
recently featured in Super Chevy magazine and is in concours condition.
Jim Wangers, Godfather of the GTO
Jim Wangers talks with Lance Lambert on the Vintage Vehicle Show
(www.vintagevehicle.com). Among other things he shows his Judge and tells
how the Judge was named. Taped at the All Pontiac Show-N-Shine in Laguna
GTO JUDGE RAM AIR 4 DYNO DAY
GLASGO 69 GTO RAM AIR 4 AND 70 JUDGE RAM AIR 4 Dyno DAY,THE 69 MADE 392 HP,AND
THE 70 MADE 384 HP.THIS WAS WITH NO TUNING.WE WILL BE BACK IN THE SPRING TO
SEE IF WE CAN GET EACH UP TO 400 HP AT THE WHEELS.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Exhaust
Video of the Judge running at the car show. He keeps a steady rev until
around :59, then he lets it idle. Sound very much like my GTO...I think he
69 GTO Judge " Sounds Nasty " 4 Speed 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust
1969 GTO Judge 1st. Cold start after being fully restored. The idle is a
little high. It's a real PHS documented 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge. With a WS
Ram Air III 400 CID engine, 4 Speed tranny. Running 3 tube hedman headers
with a 2 1/2" Pypes with X crossover Exhaust system. I added lots of options
including: Tilt, 8-Track, dual remote mirrors, maplight, Tinted windows,
hideaway headlights, Exhaust tips, NOS
Hurst emblem, Lojack, door edge guards, quick ratio power steering. The
frame was powdercoated along with the control arms sway bar etc. The car
had a rare Ram Air 4 Distributer that gives it a nice loopy sound along
with a nasty cam.
Pontiac GTO vs. Subaru WRX STi Video by Edmunds' Inside Line
Subaru WRX STi by Ken Block: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtB1fRT5nYg
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Inside Line pits the Pontiac GTO against the Subaru WRX STi both on the
track and out on the streets of Los Angeles. It's King Kong vs. Godzilla
and only one can come away the winner.