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. low buck Jim

    low buck Jim Well-Known Member

    Greg Gesslers 72 gs 455
  2. Joe65SkylarkGS

    Joe65SkylarkGS 462 ina 65 Lark / GN

    Well if anyone witnessed Rob Chilinski dragging his bumper
    at Etown when he installed a new converter, that was a freaking sight to see!!!

    It was scary cool!!! He wasn't expecting it either!!!
  3. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller Old car enthusiast

    Gessler X 3:TU:
  4. Heavy D

    Heavy D Well-Known Member

    These are the two most impressive cars to me. Tom's V8 in the 9's, and Paul's V6 has been in the 8's. Both of these cars are the cleanest you'll ever see. Period.

  5. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Greg's X4.

    I wish I could remember the other fellow who ran a very quick Wildcat. There was an old thread that discussed his car but for the life of me I can't find it.

  6. BuickBuddy

    BuickBuddy Registered V8 Offender GK

    Jr just went 9.12@150 Sunday at E-town in his Pro-Charged 4000lb Skylark.
  7. buicksstage1

    buicksstage1 Well-Known Member

    :shock: He must have a girdle now? That is awesome.. Chris
  8. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    R.I.P ol' girl.

    From the '89 Nats.

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  9. Stage2Scott

    Stage2Scott Well-Known Member

    for me its a toss up between gesslers car and anything Bruce Kent is building/driving. Being out west, I see Bruces car more than any, and it always amazes me
  10. td99

    td99 Well-Known Member

    John and Stan Zerucka. they have a super fast car and never break anything. the guy is a genious.

  11. buicksstage1

    buicksstage1 Well-Known Member

    Same here:TU:
  12. 10sec 455

    10sec 455 Well-Known Member

    What happened to the car?
  13. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    nope who needs a stinking girdle chicago guy's don't run them etheir larrys say's girdle's are for fat lady's not cars
  14. hemibuster

    hemibuster Well-Known Member

    I like the stock guys! Jim Rogers and the guy from the midwest who has the paintup Ford Excurision. Clean looking FAST cars
  15. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    It was totaled in a trailer towing accident in '91 while going to the Norwalk event.A lady in a van ran a stop sign,I was going 50mph at the time and never had a chance to even hit the brakes.We when into a ditch and rolled the truck and trailer,thankfully we were all wearing seatbelts and walked away.Sandy got pinned between me and my son and had a broken clavical and we had some nasty black and blue marks but it could've been alot worse.
    The lady was hurt badly but survived.She had good insurance and we recieved excellent settlements and got to keep Thumper.but she was too bad to repair so there are parts of her in many other local cars.Scat had the motor in it for over 10 years before it expired,had nearly 1000 runs plus some street miles in my sons car.I've thought about resurrecting Thumper with another 70 GS but never got around to it,I still have the old trunk lid with the bunny painted on it.Thumper was running 10.30-10.40's with iron stage2's which was fast back then.
    And thats the rest of the story.
    Thanks for asking.
  16. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

  17. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482


    You really ought to sell that 77 Skyhawk and build "Thumper II"..

    I personally would love to see it.

    Besides, it would give an elderly retired guy like you, something to do over the long Ohio winter months.. :laugh: :puzzled:

  18. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

  19. 10sec 455

    10sec 455 Well-Known Member

    Well I have been waiting to see my pick show up, but hasn't. Alot of cars in the thread are close seconds, but I love this car. Wish It would show up here on the board more often. Before this board was around, I remember seeing it in Popular hot rodding I believe about 16 years ago. I think it was running 11.30's, loved it ever since.

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  20. DMoore

    DMoore Well-Known Member


    Gary Laughlin's car. Last time i seen that car was at Quaker for the BPG event, he was pitted with us that year and it was running 9.80's i think and he ended up running a 9.45 at BG??? I could be wrong on those times, but i know it was fast.

    Great guy and great car!!!

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