Always liked the W-31,,,So Did John Dianna, especially the tail-lights and rear bumper 😆
The 350 cubed motor was under-rated,,small-port heads and big intakes. Nice torque-twister.
Can you say 12.78 in 68′,,Has a nice ring to it..I’m sure John Dianna’s Handyman Special
came in handy that day,,,,to help Ron Garey carry “ALL THE CASH” 😆 😆
Paul,,Next the “VISTA BRUISER”
3:30 am !…Paul up late gettin ‘the facts straight !:shock:
Watch out …doing some research
THis is part 1 of 4…no music but Great pics.For the Oldmobile guys !
………….Olds Guys …Hers a forum with 22000 other Olds Guys ! :
…………………………And Found this(think they ran at Dover in a money meet ???:
Heres THE MOST Awesome Olds Of All:
find more at http://www.hursthairyolds.com
Our own forum member Jim Hill Wrote this about what may be the First Back motor Rail …An Oldsmobile !
Photo by Jim Hill The Israili Rocket 1963 in Florida
What about the red Linder Olds 69 442 in the members pictures (Kathy V album) My friends father built that car.
This car is from here in Florida and was a holder of a Drag News 1320 record on gas. Garlits has it now in his museum. Leroy Goldstein changed it to a MoPar Wedge engine later in it’s racing career. I took this picture of it.
Someone told me that Leroy was an aircraft engineer or something like that and lots of the details that you can’t see in these pictures are aircraft and not automotive in concept. Interesting race car and a sucessfull one too.
I actually got up at 4:42 AM this morning. Purposely set my Dover Alarm Clock to that time.
Dover should have had a Souvenir Booth. You know, T-shirts, Hats, Banners, Clocks and
those Twisted Aluminum Big-Block Chevy Rods that came flying out of all those legal stockers and super-stockers 😆 😆
Nice ‘Hurst Hairy Olds’, 4-wheel burn-outs, the ‘damn coolest thing’..
See,,the Doc Burgess ‘Black Arrow II” did have ‘Jocko’s Speed Shop’ on the front fender.
Hey,,didn’t Goldie Hawn from ‘Laugh In’ drive the ‘Smothers Brothers’ car once at
Pomona, for a publicity shot..Yes she did,,with Judy Carne (the former Mrs. Burt Reynolds).
It may have been at Irwindale..It was supposed to be for an Oldsmobile Ad, but I think
NBC squashed it because the Smothers Brothers were on CBS.
Found on the Web,, I think a 1969 National Dragster Ad
Has set (4) National Records, including current D/S 12.43 ET record.
Car & engine by Woodland & Anderson (Brainbeau Olds)
Runs low 12.00’s @115 MPH
Sounds like a Dover Plains exchange..was that Doc’s old telephone #.
Check the Valentine’s old phone bill records 😮 😮
Paul (Now I’m going OLDS)
Paul, My Dad paid $2,000 for the 442 in 1968 or 69, We picked it up at a friend of Doc’s near Arlington High School and I drove it home with dealer plates. I remember stopping for gas at the station at the 55-82 intersection. I acctually drove the Olds. for Doc Burgess a few times before we purchased it. Lee Valentine
Sounds like someone in the family negotiated a good deal 😀
From asking price of $3800….down to $2000. 😛
Hopefully, you got to clean out the exhaust on the Taconic, on your way to Westchester.
I’m wondering, did Dennis at B & L get to toy with the Olds engine too???
1969,,,sounds like E/Stock.
Paul, Doc set the price as he had been sitting on the car for quite a while. The olds ran F/S in 1969 and for the most part we ran the car as it was bought. For me the best memory of the 442 was the time we were paid $500 for a match race at the old Suffolk County Dragway on Long Island. I drove and won a best 3 of 5 match race against the Benner Pontiac Firebird running 12.0’S at the time. If you want to contact me about any thing pertaining to stock eliminator racing you can reach me at 203-775 6830 Home or 914 582 7396 cell. Lee