1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Drag Car Racing @ Memphis, In Car Video
Some old school VHS camcorder in car footage of 1/8 mile passes I made at Memphis Motorsports Park back in 1990. Stock bore and stroke 455, 850 Holley, all motor, 5000 TCI Stall, TH400, 9" Ford with 4:10 gears. Car is setup to run the 1/4 mile. On the second time trial I'm running the dragster you see in the still picture before the video. I tried to tree him but was a little early, note how easily he drives away from me. We've probably got about the same power but he's at least 1200 lbs lighter, must be nice!
Epic GTO Judge Spinning thru the gears!
GTO Judge RA 400 lighting them up and click the link to find out the
history of this incredible car!
1970 Pontiac GTO double blower - Blown Pro Street
This is a 70 Pontiac GTO w/ a 474ci Pontiac engine with a 8-71 blower on
top of a 6-71 blower with a SuperChiller Intercooler under them. The paint color
is PPG Orange Glow over a silver base and the interior is Allante Buckskin.
This video was taken at the 2006 Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk Ohio.
69 GTO Judge Drag Car Pictures & Video
This is the GTO I built and raced between 1984 and 1992. Anyone know where
it is? I sold it to a guy in Memphis TN when it got to the point that you
couldn't be competitive without a trans break and delay box.
The picture of the baby blue 68 Tempest is how it was when I bought it from
a guy named Lowel in central FL. The Dorn Brothers in Sanford did the body
work and awesome Orbit Orange paint. Ken Wells built the TH400. I built
the engine and rear end etc. The car weighed 3500 lbs with driver. Best
ET/Speed: 1/4 mile 10.36/132mph, 1/8 mile (set up for the 1/4)
6.55/103mph, 1.48 sec. 60 foot. This is the first and only Pontiac I ever
built. It was a stock bore and stroke 455 with cast rods and crank. "62"
D-port heads, measured 11.2:1 compression ratio using TRW forged flat top
pistions. Torquer intake, 850 Holley. Crower mechanical cam. TCI 5000
stall 8" converter. 9" Ford with 4.10 gears, Strange spool and axels.
Shifts were at 5500 rpms and it went through the 1/4 mile traps at 6200
rpms. The rear tires were 14 x 33 MT (I hated the MT's, Firestones and
Goodyears hooked better). I fabricated the headers from a Headman Hustler
(flat collector) kit and they were worth .2 sec off the ET.
The first time out, I had $5000 in the car and ran in the 10's off the
trailer with a Quadrajet. By the time I sold it, I had better than twice
the money in it and had tuned 6/10th off the ET. I raced it all over FL,
GA and TN and had only good times with great friends. Like they say, a bad
day at the track is better than a good day at work. Hopefully I'll find
some of the in car videos from Memphis where it carried the front tires 3"
in the air, 6 feet out, remember, this was old school, foot breaking it.
1969 Pontiac GTO 400 V8 4 BBL Four-Speed
I thought you might like a look at this really slick 1969 Pontiac GTO. It
was a nice day, so we even got it out for a little drive. It's powered by
the original, numbers-matching, 400 V8. The engine was recently rebuilt
and upgraded with forged pistons and a set of roller rockers. All that
power is being sent through a Muncie four-speed, back to a 10 bolt rear
with 3.55 gears and posi. This car underwent a complete, frame-off
restoration and it shows. This thing is a real beauty from any angle.
It's painted in Liberty Blue, it's riding on PMD rally wheels, and they've
added the decal kit from "The Judge". I hope you find it interesting,
thanks for taking a look!
For more info, check out their website at: www.GatewayClassicCars.com
The first background track is The Descent, by Kevin MacLeod of
Incompetech.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons
unported license 3.0. It can be downloaded from:
The last backround track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com.
It too is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license
3.0. It can be downloaded from:
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, 625 hp 455, 10 sec. Drag Race Car
This is a short video with some of the best clips from my other GTO videos.
If you want more details about the car, it's construction and evolution,
check out my first/oldest GTO video (its 7:02 long). I hope you enjoy this
video and Thanks for watching.
SOUTHEASTERN DRAGWAY 1968
This Video was taken by Hugh Greeson at Southeastern Dragway, Dallas,
Georgia in 1968. There are a lot of the "big" names in Southern drag racing
at this race. This track held it's last race in 2005.