Arnie Beswick's "Mystery Tornado" '64 GTO and longnose '66 GTO racing at Cordova Dragway 6-26-10
This match race took place during the 2010 NostalgiaFest at historic Cordova Dragway, in Cordova, Illinois and was the first of two races by the pair. The '64 car is a clone of the original "Mystery Tornado", while the '66 car is the restored original racer driven by Arnie Beswick during the 1966 and '67 seasons. Both cars ran in the 11 second range.
The most famous '64 GTO in the world
This is the very same 1964 Pontiac GTO that Car and Driver pitted against a
Ferrari GTO in one of their most famous comparison tests of all time. The
Pontiac had secretly been tuned by Royal Pontiac and featured a 421 ci
engine in place of the stock 389. Pontiac's Jim Wangers was behind this
test car and often street raced it on Woodward and in Chicago back in the
PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and
later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the
FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s
early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described
in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru
1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch
displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in
1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It
eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM
divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac).
PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the
1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The
1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in
the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced.
Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block
was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980
the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8
blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25
pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.
Restoration Of Two Very Rare Pontiac Super Duty Cheese Cars
http://www.thorpesbodyandcorvetteshop.com/ The muscle before the GTO. Meet
the GTOs BIG Sister Two very rare Pontiacs here my friends. !963 Pontiac
Super Duty Cheese Car Catalinas.Some great shots of the all aluminum
headers. Complete aluminum front clipand bumper. The Union Park car is
presently up for sale. Let say one thing. The Munk car sold at auction for
$450.000 aaaaaaaand then came to us for freshing up right.
Thorpes Corvette Shop
1965 Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat
Lance Lambert talks to Jim Wangers, Godfather of the GTO, about the Royal
Bobcat package. They discuss the history and what all was included.
Raybestos Garage: Talking Shop '64 GTO-R Episode 6
The Raybestos '64 GTO-R is finished, and the results speak for themselves.
Crazy GM power, giant brakes, and beautiful Legendary interior. But the
GTO-R was purpose built for speed. So NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican
makes a pass in it at Great Lakes Dragaway!
Nunzi's 1963 4 Cylinder Super Duty Tempest
Nunzi at Atco on his shakedown runs with the 4cylinder SD Tempest. We will
repost new runs once the necessary changes are made. Going for the 11's.
Thanks to my son Tony for his hard work and the gang for their help,
Kenan(camera man),Andy, Matt, Jones.
1966 GTO drag racing 2011 Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk, OH Mike Green from 1AAuto.com
When he is not filming How To Videos you might find Mike Green behind the
wheel of his '66 GTO drag car. He does most of the work on the car himself
with the help of friends and family. These passes were filmed at the 2011
Pontiac Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk Ohio. The air was
hot and humid when this was filmed so times were off. As of August 2011
best pass is 10.531 @ 126.03 mph.
1964 Pontiac GTO 389 Tripower FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
PHS documented, original matching #s 78XW coded 389cid @ 325hp, Tripower
(3X2bbls carbs), M20 4-speed transmission, original 3.23 rear, brand new
correct coded Yorktown blue paint, new blue bucket seat interior w/ factory
console, factory tachometer and gauges, rally Is wheels with redline
radials, new chrome and stainless, original AM radio, 4 spoke stainless
wheel, correct engine turned dash, new dual Exhaust w/ splitter tips, great driving, solid,