1972 Street Strip Oldsmobile 442 takes its fastest pass ever 10.92@121
Well this was shot at the Olds Fall Nationals at Byron Dragstrip......Probley the last Nitrous pass this ole low compression 455 will ever take........I will allways be impressed with the beating this 455 took over the last 6 years.........Countless drag strip passes ( at least 40 Nitrous passes) along with the car shows,parts runs and street racing I did with it........Ole 455 you get a AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++! Thanks for the memories and I hope the new mill lasts half as long as you did........Iam going to freshen this ole motor up and keep it as a back up to the new mill going toghter that should be ready to drop in this spring sometime......
PART 3 OLDSMOBILE FACTORY BACKED DRAG RACING
NO REPEATS FROM OTHER PREVIOUS TWO VIDEOS. VIDEO FEATURES EARLY OLDS RAIL DRAGSTERS AND OLDS POWERED WILLYS CARS. ALSO NEWLY FOUND OLDSMOBILE DRAG RACING PICTURES FROM THE 60S TO THE LATE 70S.
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 455 Convertible Road Test Drifting @ Grattan raceway
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Road Test filmed in 1972 at what is believed to be Grattan race track in Michigan
Of the 1304 Olds 442 convertibles built in 1971 only 110 were W30s and only 32 were 4 speeds like this one.
SOMEONE SENT ME A MESSAGE THAT THE CAR IN THIS VIDEO HAS SURVIVED THE YEARS AND IS TODAY ONE OF 11 DOCUMENTED 71 W30 4SPEED CONVERTIBLES OF THE ORIGINAL 32 MADE.
Car and Track narrator Gordon "Bud" Lindemann (born August 22, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois -- 1983) was a pioneer in motor sports broadcasting.
Lindemann graduated from high school in 1940. He joined the United States Coast Guard during World War II, and was stationed on the USS Eastwind in the North Atlantic. While in the service, Gordon met his future wife Kay and they were married on February 9, 1945. Lindemann worked briefly in radio in Boston following the war before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1946.
"Big Bud" (another nickname) then became actively involved in motor sports in the mid-1950s as an announcer at the now-defunct Grand Rapids Speedrome. He later worked at the Berlin Raceway and the Kalamazoo Speedway until the mid-1960s.
In 1964, while working for the WZZM-TV broadcasting company, he developed a program called "Autoscope". The show featured local races as well as some national events. "Autoscope" became a local success, and in 1967 Lindemann expanded by forming his own production company, "Car & Track Productions", owned by Lindemann himself and operated by many of his own family members. Subsequently, he sought to produce the first nationally syndicated television show devoted to motor sports and many additional auto forums. Entitled "Car and Track", the show was carried by over 160 stations across the country and covered over 250 racing and auto events. In 1975 "Car and Track" ended its eight-year run on CBS. The show was resurrected on the cable network Speedvision (now the SPEED Channel) in 1996.
In 1976, "Car & Track Productions" began producing racing features for major sports shows, including "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and "CBS Sports Spectacular". Lindemann also initiated another new trend by producing ten-minute motor sports-related theatrical shorts. It is believed that he continued these until his next creative venture in 1979 when he produced a new series featuring author George Plimpton of "Paper Lion" fame in 1979. Entitled "The Ultimate High", the program followed George as he participated in various sporting endeavors. Some of these included skydiving, hang gliding, kayaking and windsurfing. Plimton was also filmed driving a Carl Haas Can-Am car and sharing an IndyCar ride with a rookie driver named Bobby Rahal.
The Grand Rapids Press makes reference to the passing of Gordon "Bud" Lindemann from cancer in 1983.
In 1991, Gordon "Bud" Lindemann was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame.
4Sale fastest street car ?? 2000 hp 1963 Pontiac LeMans
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NOT MY CAR!!! Just thought it was a cool video.
This beast sports a twin turbo 522cid big block Chevy that screams out 1250hp on pump gas and a ridiculous 2000hp on race gas! Ever go 0 to 150mph in 5 seconds -- Butch can. Butch and his 3700lb Pontiac cruise the local streets (with parachute, of course) and run the quarter in 7 seconds. How many 70 year old men have the nuts to mash the throttle on 2000hp? Not sure, but Butch sure does. The Pontiac was transformed into this behemoth at Nelson Supercars.
FOR SALE - 1963 PONTAIC LEMANS STREET/STRIP WARRIOR
522 CUBIC INCH TWIN turbo, INJECTED, INTERCOOLED, BIG BLOCK CHEVY MOTOR- MAKES 1250 HP ON PUMP GAS AND 2000 HP ON RACE GAS! CHASSIS IS A FULL TUBE FRAME CERTIFIED FOR 7.50 ET, A1 turbo 400 TRANSMISSION, PERFORMANCE DIFFERENTIAL, 9 INCH REAR END. FUEL SYSTEM- PRODUCT ENGINEERING DUAL STAGE PUMP HARD LINED WITH BULK HEADS ALL THE WAY TO THE ENGINE, COOLING SYSTEM -RON DAVIS RADIATOR AND AIR TO AIR Intercooler. COMES WITH SPARE RIMS AND TIRES- 1 SET FOR STREET AND ONE FOR TRACK. THE CAR WAS JUST COMPLETELY REPAINTED.
THIS IS THE FASTEST THING WITH CURRENT REGISTRATION YOUR GOING TO FIND! OWNERS WIFE SAYS IT'S TOO FAST AND HE'S GOT TO GET RID OF IT - FIRST $79.500.00 TAKES IT. OVER $50K IN THE NELSON RACING ENGINE ALONE.