Hemmings Muscle Machines-FAST

Discussion in 'Stock Appearing' started by JLerum, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. JLerum

    JLerum 1970 LS-6 Chevelle

    Great cover shot and articles on the F.A.S.T guys in the August issue. Congratulations to you all. Nice coverage.!!!!:TU:

  2. scatpacktom

    scatpacktom Well-Known Member

    Congrats guys:TU:
  3. hodgesgi

    hodgesgi Well-Known Member

    I guess I'll see it when the pony express gets out here.
  4. mritter

    mritter Well-Known Member

    Saw it today. Gessler mentioned too.
  5. 1 bad gs

    1 bad gs Well-Known Member

    got my issue yesterday, best muscle car mag out there.:TU:
  6. BuickNut455

    BuickNut455 Well-Known Member

    Whats the chance of getting a GS with the Stage 2 package allowed to compete in F.A.S.T.? Maybe this has been brought up before, and my apologies if it has, but has this combination been turned down? I would think you guys would want as much involvement as possible.
    Very nice coverage in Hemmings, by the way.
  7. Steve A

    Steve A 454 450

    Since the the Stage 2 engine wasn't factory installed, I doubt that it would be allowed. The organizers would have to make the final decision, though, and it probably was discussed in the past.
  8. Da Torquester.

    Da Torquester. Platinum Level Contributor

    Only Magazine I'll buy hands down. I boycott the rest because of their lack of, and or mostly their deragatory Buick and pro chebby coverage. I'm through with that. John B.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2009
  9. pegleg

    pegleg Well-Known Member

    Muscle Car Enthusiast does a lot of "Off Brand" (non chevy) stuff also. And they do the best coverage of the Stanton PSMCDR of anybody. Tom Shaw covers the entire two days and usually gets photos of every pairing. We need to support them.
  10. Greg Gessler

    Greg Gessler GS Stage1

    The Buick Stage2 package is NOT F.A.S.T. legal. No dealer installed packages are allowed, and the steel tube "manifolds" that come with the package are a definete no-no.

    For the complete rules and more F.A.S.T. info and race coverage, go to the F.A.S.T. website:
  11. BuickNut455

    BuickNut455 Well-Known Member

    I get it....I get it. I just thought a Buick, Olds, or Pontiac in the mix would be interestiing (threatening?) Obviously, that's why NHRA factored the Hemi's and BBC's 3-4 letters apart from the Buicks and others.

    Kinda like watching NHRA Pro Stock though......impressive numbers, no doubt, but the same two brands running down the track......over and over. Cool if you dig Mopars and Chevys....(and I do, just Buicks a little more)

    Hell, I may build one anyway just to showcase what the factory Stage 2 package was capable of. My guess is that it just might run with the big guys. I have a very well sorted car to start with, and a lot of racing knowledge. It might just be time for a new challange.

    Thanks guys.....great cars!
  12. Steve A

    Steve A 454 450

    I'd be interested to see how well it would run.
  13. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Agred. Great mag and Steve and Tom have really done a great job covering it and were the first to do it. I think Tom wrote for Muscle Car Review (the original one) also. That was, I think, the first coverage.

    Unfortunately they also ran a feature on a one of none car with a fairy tale about its history and the background on the aluminum engine program at Olds. Think they just printed what the owner told them....

    Beautiful car and a neat concept, actually spe3aks for itself as a beautiful resto of a what if car? The way Dan handled his actual W car with the alum engine shows a lot more class.

    OOPS, here come the black helicopters...gotta run...

  14. hodgesgi

    hodgesgi Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see a Buick or Olds in the mix again myself. The rules are pretty wide open under the valve covers, why not build a killer stage I motor?
  15. Steve A

    Steve A 454 450

    Will Greg G. be bringing his car back out ?

    Steve, what happened to your Challenger at Martin ?
  16. junior supercar

    junior supercar Well-Known Member

    HMM and MCE are the only magazines I get. Pro's and con's on each, but I don't plan to let my subscription lapse anytime soon. Good article on the FAST guys and cars!!! :TU:

    If I didn't have two (possibly 3) cars already in the queue, then I'd look at building an Olds for FAST.
  17. BuickNut455

    BuickNut455 Well-Known Member

    Q-Jet, horable intake, so-so heads (at best), and junkie manifolds. Greg knows what it took to go that quick with what he had to work with. All things considered, high tens with that combination (or even low 11's) is equally as impressive to me as a 10.30-40 from the big guys. I have always thought that a Stage 2 package can run near the best, as it makes the playing field a little closer anyway. Heads play a huge part in making power, and an optimized iron Stage 1 at 280ish cfm (I'm sure there are some that are better, but not by much) is not enough to compete at that level.
  18. BlackGold

    BlackGold Well-Known Member

    Do you think the "big guys'" heads flow more than 280 cfm?
    Do you think the heads must flow more than 280 to run 130 mph in the quarter?
    Do you think a Quadrajet cannot support a 130 mph engine?
  19. hodgesgi

    hodgesgi Well-Known Member

    Greg is like a Sasksquatch sighting, I hear rumors but haven't seen the black buick since its demise in Beaver Springs 2 years ago.

    My challenger had a little pushrodlifterlashcapcamlobe issue. No major damage, and it'll be up and running for the Canadian sled dog race in August.

    And I still think a Stage I Buford could be competitive in FAST.
  20. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member


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