Out of all the Buick drag cars here on the board

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by 10sec 455, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. ick

    ick ick

    One more thing that is great about the "Old School" cars are the names the racers came up with ..... if those cars could talk I am sure they would tell some great stories .

    Mark ................... I need sleeeeeeep !
  2. kid coulson

    kid coulson Well-Known Member

    I got a few old photos from like 1991-1996 nats. Ultra cool Buicks. I might have to dig them out.
  3. kid coulson

    kid coulson Well-Known Member

    I was just out of high school when I went to my first B-Nats. I had a decent '72 Skylark 350. My buddy had a '72 GS 350 ran pretty good, and my other friend had a near perfect '70 Stage 1. Well my friend with the Stage and I made it to our first B-nats in 1991(I think). Needless to say we were overwhelmed with all the AWESOME big block drag cars. Some badd arse street cars also! I coundnt begin to pick which one was most impressive, I liked them all !! More pics to come!

  4. kid coulson

    kid coulson Well-Known Member

  5. VinnTag

    VinnTag Vincent Tagliano

    Look at how packed the stands used to be back in the day at the GSCA Nationals.
    To bad it's not like that now.
  6. stage2man

    stage2man Well-Known Member

    All the old GSE cars! "LEAVER" has always been cool. Still is:TU: Now Jeffs car, my bro. Still runs low 11s and looks better than ever.
  7. northcorner

    northcorner Guess what I'm thinking..

    That first pic from '91...the 67 GS and the Kenne Bell car....anyone else remember "Don't Mess With Texas"? That's THE car that got me into Buicks.:gp:
  8. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Rusty Wilbanks/Jay Vanous were the names I kinda remember w/ the white 67
    I believe Jay is on the the board here.
  9. northcorner

    northcorner Guess what I'm thinking..

    Yeah, Jay ("martian" on this board lives about 10 miles from my house, and Rusty lives about 5 miles from my house. Jay is currently acquiring parts to put the '67 back on the track. It's been all work and no play for him lately, but I gently push him every chance I get. Rusty still has the '72 Stage 1 in his shop, and I'm still trying to pry the '70 GS convertible away from him, but no luck yet. Great old school Buick guys. Those surely were the days.

    Oh yeah, Gary. It's good to see you more active on here these days. I read about your recovery, I hope all is going well. I always enjoy reading your contributions to the board.
  10. motorman

    motorman Well-Known Member

    Oliver Colteryahns GSX was recently sold to former Kenne-Bell employee Ken Betts, a southern California resident. Hopefully it will appear at some club events in the future.
  11. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    I was afforded the oppertunity to drive ollies car this past GSNats and I considered it one of the biggest honors i have ever had in the buick world. That GSX has seen many changes and many drivers over the years and to be able to say I am part of the history is a huge piece of my history now and I am glad Dave, Ollie and Bruce trusted me enough to pilot that car down the track.
    I hope kenny has a great time with that car we talk every once and a while he is a heck of a good guy. That adds yet another new chapter in the life of the GSX



  12. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Great shots, Bobb. What a ride.

  13. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Thanks for the kind words David.

    Nice photos Bobb,That had to be a blast!
  14. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I must agree. I have many, many favorites, but Ollie’s (now Ken's) car is one that I patterned my new car off of. Mine will look and sit quite similar to this car, and for good reason! A CLASSIC Buick drag car if there ever was one!!:TU: :TU:

  15. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Call me insane if you want,but Ollie's X is exactly the way I would be running mine if I owned one. They were meant to be driven and thrashed,not museum pieces..
  16. Turbo455

    Turbo455 James

    What ET did you get?
  17. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    The best et was a 9.35 with a broken tranny it had no second gear. So no matter what you did it would hit the limiter in second. the thing was a sixty footing machine one of the those pics is foot braking the car. the first pass It went up higher than any of those shots the wheelie bars had not been lowered yet and bruce told me to expect like a foot tall one and it did like a four foot one scared the crap out of me having never driven the car before plus it headed for the wall. With a little fancy pedaling and driving we kept it in the lane and finished the run.
  18. Turbo455

    Turbo455 James

    9.35 with no 3rd gear. That just goes to show you that most of your ET really is made in the front half of the track.
  19. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    My favorite would be Guy's Reynolds (did i spell it right?) Buick.
  20. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    How long ago has Ollie's X been built?

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