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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby Paul Ceasrine » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:08 am

Had to get into the Olds thread here, again..
My only Oldsmobile connection, car; my girfriend had a 71 Cutlass-S red w/black vinyl top,
coolest thing, the rear bumper with the tail-lights recessed in them..
Engines; my father built several 455's for 'Pancake Boats' that raced up-n-down the
Hudson,,from the Point in Peekskill-to-Cold Spring..The only way to keep the bottom-end
together,,main-bearing cap girdles.,,,Man those 'Pancake Boat' guys...Those Cats are Crazy :o ,,,,big tunnel-rammed 'Olds 455' sitting inside those tiny 'dingy's'..Still have a
'boat-load' of Arias 455' lite-weight pistons.
,,Found an old Super Stock Magazine article on the 66' WinterNationals..Damn,, even an
old Dover participant,,Paula Murphy (Granada Hills, Calif.) was racing her C/SA Olds 442
there,,13.50 @ 106mph,, but got beat by a 63' Ford,,427/410HP single-four-barrel car..
Thats for the Ford contingent :D ,,,Pete Kost in the Holiday Olds was the man-to-beat
out there..The Mercury factory-sponsored team sent several white w/red hood striped
390/335 Comet GT's to ruin the party..One with Eddie Schartman (Cleveland) driving..and the other BILLY LAGANA (Mt. Kisco),,but the got lost in the field of 27 cars.
...jmb442,,,has anyone out there seen a 66' 442 W-30,,with the special paint color scheme,,
Tasco turquiose with the yellow roof,,,I swear I saw it at Dover,,but can't remember anything else about it..Looked like a 'Tropical-Bird'.
Paul,,,,,,,Bird-Watcher
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby Tomatohead » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:18 am

........ Fred , trying to finish up the vette right now then back to the paint job for the Fairlane , have you had any luck runnin down your 428 Mustang :?: :?: ................ tomato
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby jmb442 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:48 am

Paul , Haven't seen any blue and yellow Olds, but if I do,I'll post a picture.
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby Paul Ceasrine » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:13 am

jmb442,
I wonder if the happy racer there, got to take that trophy home,if you know what I mean ;)
That would be great, if someone could find one of those odd/tropical painted 442 cars.
Turquoise with yellow top :shock: or gold with black roof was another one.
jmb,,,Anything on a 68' 442,,white and lettered 'Shamrock' in green lettering. Can't
remember where I saw it race. I think D/SA,,ran 12.70's like clockwork.
Great info on Berejik,,Brainbeau,,and Holiday Olds.
Paul,,,,,W-36 Code,,make mine a black vertical stripe
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby Paul Ceasrine » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:03 am

jmb442,
Got my Oldsmobile Dealer Sponsorship List Out;
Century Olds
Brainbeau Olds
Berejik Olds
Holiday Olds
Chesron Olds
Anderson Olds
Ron Garey wins the 68' SpringNationals at E-Town in E/S with a 68 W-31 Cutlass.
Takes home $4700 plus other goodies. Record 12.98 @ 107.05. But runs under record every run. Best race at the SpringNationals,, the semi-finals in Stock Eliminator, Ron Garey E/S
runs a 12.67 defeating Ron Ranks 67' D/S 4-4-2 who runs a 12.34.
Dino,
Who was running those times in D/S or E/S at Dover, in June 68' ?? Anyone close??
Paul (How 'bout a 70' Toronado GT)
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby jmb442 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:23 am

Paul; When I saw the trophy girl I wondered the same thing..... Don't know what kind of times guys were running at Dover.
I have a picture of guys who had "Olsen Todd,Oldsmobile- Cadillac" out of central Valley NY, on their 69 w-31 cutlass. For me... a holy grail
car would be to find an original "Motion - Markowitz" Olds. Not gonna hold my breath.....
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby patina » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:40 pm

jmb442 wrote:Paul; When I saw the trophy girl I wondered the same thing..... Don't know what kind of times guys were running at Dover.
I have a picture of guys who had "Olsen Todd,Oldsmobile- Cadillac" out of central Valley NY, on their 69 w-31 cutlass. For me... a holy grail
car would be to find an original . Not gonna hold my breath.....


jmb it amazes me when I see these cars here and on other sites or at auctions. I remember the "Motion - Markowitz" Olds and all the ram air GTO's, L-88 Vettes, aluminum front end Plymouths. These cars I saw almost daily driving on the streets of New York and LI. We didn't think that they would be worth what they are today. Hell I abandoned on the side of the road a 56 Nomad in 1968 thought it was junk. When I got out of the army in 69 I was looking at a brand new Chevy Nova at Robert Chevrolet in Hicksville it had a LT-! in it turbo 400, 12 bolt, tach on hood and it said "Yenko Deuce" on the side of it, the window sticker was $4200.00 I only had $2400.00 so I bought a used 68 BB vette roadster w/ both tops.

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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby jmb442 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:29 am

Pat; Abandoning a Nomad on the side of the road?? or a Yenko Nova for $4200?? great stories!
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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby FredRice » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:29 pm

jmb442 wrote:Paul; When I saw the trophy girl I wondered the same thing..... Don't know what kind of times guys were running at Dover.
I have a picture of guys who had "Olsen Todd,Oldsmobile- Cadillac" out of central Valley NY, on their 69 w-31 cutlass. For me... a holy grail
car would be to find an original "Motion - Markowitz" Olds. Not gonna hold my breath.....


That car was driven by either Norm Flesch or Marty Schorr. Car was out of Mack Markowitz Olds of Hempstead NY just a few miles from Motion. Check this out....


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I used to call on this dealership in the early eighties. The owner, Norm Flesch, remembered this car well.

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Re: Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

Postby FredRice » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:38 pm

Tomatohead wrote:........ Fred , trying to finish up the vette right now then back to the paint job for the Fairlane , have you had any luck runnin down your 428 Mustang :?: :?: ................ tomato



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Yep...I have. It is the 2008 NHRA Stock Champion. Have some additional info I can share with you at the 2nd Reunion. Meanwhile I have just about finished my Vette.

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Same car just wheel and tire change when I go to hot rod events. lol.

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