1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, ends up Wrecked!
Okay here is a vid of a beautiful Old's Cutlass that would come to my work for repairs. overtime I took vids of it when we did some work for the owner. and then after all his time and money he put into it. it had a very sad ending! I used Marilyn Manson's sweet dreams for a background song. I know in the end its not a sweet dream but rather a nightmare. but I like the song cause it was a sweet car, and that a dream car to me with a tragic end! I'm glad for the family and owner of the car that I heard everyone was okay, other then what had happened. that matters most! though the car may be wrecked, with pictures and videos you can always reflect back to how it was so sweet, but sadly you have to move on, buy another like it, and alot of hard work to bring it back or make the other as nice by using what parts are good still. I wish them the best. I and my coworkers and others will always remember the beautiful car he had and wish them the best on moving on towards a new project just like it.
11.2 SECONDS! 1985 OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME 1/4 MILE DRAG RACE
Finally got the Cutlass to the strip today and made an 11.2 second pass. Elevation air was at 4100 ft, so the day was pretty terrible. The new engine ran great and we had a really decent night. Need to do some tweaks and changes for next week. But overall everything went well.
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 455 Convertible Road Test Drifting @ Grattan raceway
1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Road Test filmed in 1972 at what is believed to be Grattan race track in Michigan
Of the 1304 Olds 442 convertibles built in 1971 only 110 were W30s and only 32 were 4 speeds like this one.
SOMEONE SENT ME A MESSAGE THAT THE CAR IN THIS VIDEO HAS SURVIVED THE YEARS AND IS TODAY ONE OF 11 DOCUMENTED 71 W30 4SPEED CONVERTIBLES OF THE ORIGINAL 32 MADE.
Car and Track narrator Gordon "Bud" Lindemann (born August 22, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois -- 1983) was a pioneer in motor sports broadcasting.
Lindemann graduated from high school in 1940. He joined the United States Coast Guard during World War II, and was stationed on the USS Eastwind in the North Atlantic. While in the service, Gordon met his future wife Kay and they were married on February 9, 1945. Lindemann worked briefly in radio in Boston following the war before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1946.
"Big Bud" (another nickname) then became actively involved in motor sports in the mid-1950s as an announcer at the now-defunct Grand Rapids Speedrome. He later worked at the Berlin Raceway and the Kalamazoo Speedway until the mid-1960s.
In 1964, while working for the WZZM-TV broadcasting company, he developed a program called "Autoscope". The show featured local races as well as some national events. "Autoscope" became a local success, and in 1967 Lindemann expanded by forming his own production company, "Car & Track Productions", owned by Lindemann himself and operated by many of his own family members. Subsequently, he sought to produce the first nationally syndicated television show devoted to motor sports and many additional auto forums. Entitled "Car and Track", the show was carried by over 160 stations across the country and covered over 250 racing and auto events. In 1975 "Car and Track" ended its eight-year run on CBS. The show was resurrected on the cable network Speedvision (now the SPEED Channel) in 1996.
In 1976, "Car & Track Productions" began producing racing features for major sports shows, including "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and "CBS Sports Spectacular". Lindemann also initiated another new trend by producing ten-minute motor sports-related theatrical shorts. It is believed that he continued these until his next creative venture in 1979 when he produced a new series featuring author George Plimpton of "Paper Lion" fame in 1979. Entitled "The Ultimate High", the program followed George as he participated in various sporting endeavors. Some of these included skydiving, hang gliding, kayaking and windsurfing. Plimton was also filmed driving a Carl Haas Can-Am car and sharing an IndyCar ride with a rookie driver named Bobby Rahal.
The Grand Rapids Press makes reference to the passing of Gordon "Bud" Lindemann from cancer in 1983.
In 1991, Gordon "Bud" Lindemann was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame.
PART 3 OLDSMOBILE FACTORY BACKED DRAG RACING
NO REPEATS FROM OTHER PREVIOUS TWO VIDEOS. VIDEO FEATURES EARLY OLDS RAIL DRAGSTERS AND OLDS POWERED WILLYS CARS. ALSO NEWLY FOUND OLDSMOBILE DRAG RACING PICTURES FROM THE 60S TO THE LATE 70S.
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