Jeśli jesteś właścicielem tej strony, możesz wyłączyć reklamę poniżej zmieniając pakiet na PRO lub VIP w panelu naszego hostingu już od 4zł!
Strony WWWSerwery VPSDomenyHostingDarmowy Hosting CBA.pl




Tags » ‘pontiac’

A Super Duty Tempest, winner of the first ever NASCAR Challenge Cup in February 1963, a 250-mile race at the Daytona oval for GT race cars with engines smaller than 427.2 ci displacement.

February 20th, 2018 by admin

The Pontiac Super Duty program began in late 1959 with over the counter parts for the 389 V8, and was expanded to include the new 421 V8 in 1961.

Bunkie Knudsen had taken Pontiac from the old man brand to the dominant racing brand in a short amount of time and when 1963 rolled around, the Poncho skunk works was in full swing for the upcoming season.

The Super Duty part were ALL available for order at any Pontiac dealership, “by anyone with the money to do so”. In 1962 to early 1963, before the infamous GM “racing ban”, Super Duty cars were produced on the assembly line and could be ordered by the public from any dealer, albeit for a very hefty price in early 1960’s dollars.

There were 12 Super Duty Tempests produced in December of 1962 for the 1963 model year, sold them to the “right people” six of the cars were Tempest station wagons and six were Super Duty Le Mans coupes. Of all these cars, the only one that didn’t end up on a drag strip was the car that Goldsmith drove which was delivered to Ray Nichels Engineering, Merrillville, Illinois.

Pontiac contracted Ray Nichels Engineering in to beef up the coupe to withstand the 250-mile pounding. Nichels upgraded the suspension, added a rollcage, oil coolers, and a 500hp, dual-quad, 421ci Super Duty engine. It also rigged two two-speed “TempesTorque” Powerglide transmissions back-to-back, adapting them to the stock LeMans rear-mounted transaxle.

The real genius in these cars was the rear mounted trans-axle that made Goldsmiths life easier when trying to get this car to turn and stay stuck to a race track. The four forward speeds were achieved by ingeniously stacking a pair of Pontiac two speed Tempest Torque units. Goldsmiths car did not use a torque converter like most of the other SDs did. His used a clutch to get the car moving but once it was under way he was able to knock through the gears without using the clutch.

Paul Goldsmith put the Pontiac on the pole. Running in the rain against Ferraris, a slew of Stingrays, Jags, and Porsches, Goldsmith leapt to the front of the pack and never looked back—lapping the European exotics, including a Ferrari GTO he lapped eight times.

By the time the checkered flag flew, Goldsmith had lapped the second place finisher, AJ Foyt in a Corvette, twice. Yes, he won this race by five whole miles.

From here, it was entered in the Continental road race the following week also at Daytona, but didn’t finish. Soon, Mercedes purchased it for competitive reconnaissance, and it was never seen again.

Nichel’s Engineering’s next engineering milestone was the development of the Nichels Chrysler Hemi in late 1963, early ’64. The results of his work were evident when Goldsmith set a new world’s closed-course stock car speed record of 174.910 mph, taking the 1964 Daytona 500 pole at almost 15 miles per hour faster than the 1963 Daytona pole-winner Fireball Roberts’ qualifying speed of 160.943 mph.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/1963-pontiac-lemans-wins-the-nascar-challenge-cup/
https://bangshift.com/bangshiftapex/thundering-bastard-the-day-a-super-duty-pontiac-tempest-destroyed-the-worlds-best-sports-cars/
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/4048589/1963-pontiac-lemans/
https://speedwaysightings.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/tiny-left-big-impression/

Excerpt from: 
A Super Duty Tempest, winner of the first ever NASCAR Challenge Cup in February 1963, a 250-mile race at the Daytona oval for GT race cars with engines smaller than 427.2 ci displacement.

the 1978 Hornet AMX had an optional hood decal

January 9th, 2018 by admin

Optional for the Hornet AMX was a large hood decal that was right around the time of Smokey and the Bandit, so perhaps AMC was trying to benefit from the halo effect, or maybe Mr. Wangers was applying the same ideas to both cars (he advised on the modifications for the Trans Am used in the movie).

AMC approached Jim Wangers of Motortown Corporation to create a more exciting version of the Hornet.

Motortown specialized in creating limited-run specialty editions of production cars that the large manufacturers couldn’t do profitably in-house, and was responsible for such cars as the Pontiac GTO Judge.

An appearance package was developed along with some suspension tuning, but unfortunately, the EPA certification requirements triggered by drivetrain upgrades prevented the possibility of a larger engine such as the 360, which would have been a drop-in replacement.

So the Hornet AMX debuted with either a 110 hp 258 c.i.d (4.2-liter) straight-six coupled with either a four-speed manual or an automatic with floor shift, or the 150 hp 304 c.i.d (5.0-liter) V8 with a Chrysler-sourced automatic.

http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-american/curbside-classicautomotive-history-1977-amc-hornet-amx-the-long-slow-decline-of-the-amx/

Read more here:
the 1978 Hornet AMX had an optional hood decal

GM Design Center Christmas showcases

December 21st, 2017 by admin

the above is the 1969 Pontiac Cirrus

Go here to see the original: 
GM Design Center Christmas showcases

The 1963 X-400 redone for 1964

November 16th, 2017 by admin

See the original post:
The 1963 X-400 redone for 1964

On the back lot of Sony

July 15th, 2017 by admin

Why in the world didn’t they bring these to Comic Con?

Continued here:
On the back lot of Sony

Pontiac official cars for Billy Rose’s Aquacade at Treasure Island… wonder how he swung getting new Pontiacs for his amusement park?

May 18th, 2017 by admin

See more here: 
Pontiac official cars for Billy Rose’s Aquacade at Treasure Island… wonder how he swung getting new Pontiacs for his amusement park?

the tent for Omega, Nova, Apollo owners with a occasional camping trip in mind

October 4th, 2016 by admin

Nova, Olds Omega, Pontiac Ventura II, Buick Apollo were all basically the same car. They weren’t the 1st with a tent option though, the AMC Hornet got one a couple years before these GMs did, and the 1968 Bonneville had this a lot earlier

this would be the talk of any car show, no matter how big or where it happened

October 2nd, 2016 by admin

Here is the original:
this would be the talk of any car show, no matter how big or where it happened

have you ever seen tires this angled off the vertical? At the same time?

September 30th, 2016 by admin

it’s that goofy Tempest I think.. the one with the rope driveshaft or whatever. I just recall there was something really weird and unique about it

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/

Read more from the original source:
have you ever seen tires this angled off the vertical? At the same time?

1936 Pontiac motorhome, Coachwork by Russell’s of Bexhill, heading to auction with Bonhams

August 28th, 2016 by admin

As purchased, the Pontiac had been painted khaki in anticipation of its being used as an ambulance during WW2

The Dunn family’s financial advisor, explains that Captain Dunn had contracted polio on his honeymoon, which left him paralysed and requiring the use of a wheelchair.

During WW2 Captain Dunn was evacuated to Wales on account of his disability. In 1946 he died, leaving everything to his widow.