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19 hours ago, MrEarl said:

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There is a video on YouTube in which you can "ride along" with Jeff Brock, artist and sculptor, in his straight 8 '52 at Bonneville. Runs about 160+

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9 hours ago, MrEarl said:


 

 

Wonder where this car is today

 

 

 

It is in Indiana...

In a BCA Member's garage...

That's a decal wrap.

Been trying to get photos of the whole thing out of the speedway for over a year to do a Bugle story and they just aren't playing ball.

 

I guess I need to get them to promise more when they ask me to find them a Buick 😉😁😂

 

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1 hour ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

Interesting picture. Makes me wonder   if it was taken in 1960? That is because of the whitewall width.  I thought the 1960 Buick had a wider one from the factory?

no it is a modern photo. The speedway wanted to find a 1960 Buick Invicta wagon as that is what paced the field for the first World 600 in 1960. I assisted with the search and they were able to acquire this car on loan for event festivities.

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Awesome thread. 

The picture here shows Daddy's Toy dragrace car IHRA E/SA 2917 Buick455, built by Melvin Jackson and competing quite successfully in the 70/80s, which was brought to Finland in the late 80's. The picture is a postcard of the Motorpark dragrace track opened in Finland at that time. Car didn’t work properly and was no longer successful in the race and then ended up being scrapped and finally I bought the car. Then I found a different owner for the car's original 455 engine and Th400 tranny, and I have since been returned to the car for street use, but the complete refurbishment it has not yet been made. 
The car still has the original roll bars, 455 engine and th400 transmission, as well as artifacts from the dragrace history - which I greatly appreciate. Unfortunately, the custom made cheater camshaft was ruined during the break-in phase of the overhauled engine because there was a water leak in one of its cylinder bores that could not be located in time. This apparently explained the problems in later races as well. Now the leak has been repaired by installing a cylinder tube liner in the cylinder block and the engine has a Lunati Hemi Killer camshaft and cylinder heads are ported, heat crossover passages are blocked by casting them in aluminum. The engine has Kenne Bell valve covers installed at the time, which means that it looks as it should, although the intake manifold is an Edelbrock 2146, but the original is preserved. There is major rust damages to the car body and I have not taken steps to repair them. I promised my son a car on the condition that he will do in the future for car body repair and that the artifacts resulting from the cars racing history is preserved. However, he would like to make the car pro touring style, but I said no-go, would prefer to sell this to someone who appreciates racing history and get a regular Skylark for that purpose - the thing he is considering. 
Greetings to you MrBig, if you follow the thread. 

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Wanted to share this. Back in the 50’s there was a race in Cuba that was held every year from 1954 to 1957. The race was called Sagua to Havana Race. Sagua is a small country town in a north central area of Cuba an approximately 200 miles from Havana, the capital. In October of 1955 all three Buick Centuries that entered won 1st, 2nd and third place respectively int their stock category, averaging about 100 MPH and finishing the race in record time under 2 hours, a feast during those years. The record time in the Buicks were even faster than the Sport category that included a Ferrari in the same race. I will post some pictures that I gather from the web and others posted from social media of relatives that were the Buick pilots. Wouldn’t you rather drive a Buick?

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