Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shady Side Dragway Hot Rod Rumble 2012

Had some fun at shadyside Dragway on Sat. sept 29th. No ETs given. Just good fun. My wife filmed this with my grandpa riding passenger.
She also got to ride along, I tried to stay focused on that run anyway....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saying Good Bye

This week Belton, SC will have to say good bye to the 64 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85. My late friend Ron's Cutlass will go to be in Virginia with his Son, Ron Jr.
I hate to see this car go and leave the area, but I know Ron Jr will take good care of it and enjoy it like Ron would have wanted.

Ron in fall of 2011 with his wife Sharon

Ron was the Founder of Ye Olde Speed & Sport Emporium in the mid 1980s in Manchester, CT. His memory and speed shop lives on here in Belton, SC and @

Monday, July 23, 2012

2012 FGMCC Eastern Meet in Hiawassee, GA

August 9-12 The First Generation Monte Carlo Club Eastern Meet is coming up.
Our Meet will be held @ the GA Mountain Moonshine Cruise In in Hiawassee, GA where over 1000 classic cars are expected with Dennis Gage and "My Classic Car" in attendance.

If you are into 70-72 Monte Carlos and want to come to our 13th Annual Meet, you need to contact me @ OR
You must join the FGMCC only $25 a year to participate in club activities.

The Registration for the car show can be done at the event, pre-reg has passed.

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Trans and Converter

Picked up a good core C4 transmission from my want ad on craigslist, and Speed Theorems' Jared took it in for rebuilding at Cooks Racing Transmissions in Cowpens, SC.   Ordered a new converter with a 2800 stall thru Savage Engines.   Also obtained a nice used B&M Bandit Shifter with cable.   The car is now pretty much complete on the mechanical side.  All that is missing is a radiator, fuel pump, fuel lines, and a driveshaft.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New ET Street Radials


Bought brand new M/T ET STREET RADIALS from Savage Engines & Parts
28" Tall
9.5" Wide

Upgraded from 26" 10.0" wide M/T Drag Slicks

This really helped the stance of this car, not only that but the ride and feel is a lot different now, also it made my gear ratio slightly higher, if I ever run a 1/4 mile pass, these will insure RPM through the traps.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Introducing ... the Fairmont Engine!

Remanufactured 5.0 V8 from a 1995 F-150, has 1997 heads.  Ran absolutely perfect in the truck it came out of.  Collected the parts I wanted... foxbody oil pan, oil pump, pickup tube, explorer upper and lower intake, all new gaskets, foxbody fuel rail and injectors, explorer throttle body with mustang linkages etc, a/c delete pully, foxbody mustang wiring harness, trickflow stage one cam, fox mustang convertible motor mounts, and mustang style distributor.   Starting to disassemble and reassemble with the new parts.  The inside of this engine looks like brand new.  Degreased, painted engine, all accessories, brackets, etc...   The last big purchase will be the headers.  Other than that its pretty much complete.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Starting up the McDonalds' Cruise In

McDonald's 2011...

Glad to get back in the swing of things this Saturday Night for the local McDonalds' Cruise In on Hwy 81 in Anderson, SC.
Usually draws 150-300 cars.
Rough week this week with Ron's passing.

Monday, March 19, 2012

We've lost a good friend.

My good Friend Ron Shurkus passed away today after a year long fight with Asbestos Cancer. Last March he was given 3 months to live, and lasted a year. He was able to drive and enjoy his 64 Olds, drag race it, and even won 1st place at a car show.

He will be missed a bunch by me and a lot more folks. Great guy.

Ron founded Ye Olde Speed n Sport in Connecticut back in the 80s and sold it around 1991 and moved here to Anderson, SC. I will continue to keep his memory and old speed shop name alive here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fairmont Almost Ready for Paint, Needs Engine

What does 2012 hold for the Fairmont Project? Will paint be completed? Will I finish out the running gear? Maybe one, but almost certainly not both. Still waiting on that perfect engine to show up at the right time. I can't seem to accumulate enough money to make that big purchase, so instead i've been buying little things that keep me busy for hours. For example, the steel cowl hood scoop from Goodmark. It has been a gloriously mild winter and I have enjoyed the time I have spent out there.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ye Olde Speed n Sport

Check out the new Ye Olde Speed n Sport page.

PARTS ARE NOW BEING LISTED. All is not pictured or even listed that would take a very long time. So the best thing to do is call 864-940-2146 or email

1970-72 Monte Carlo used parts from bottom to top.
Right now only interchangeable parts for 64-72 GM A-body. Disk Brake Setups, Rearends, Glass, Stainless window trim, interior parts.
An A-body is any GM midsize car from 1964-72.
GTO Lemans Tempest
442 F85 Cutlass
Monte Carlo Chevelle Elcamino Malibu
Skylark GS

Disk Brake Setups for 68-74 Nova 67-69 Camaro and 64-72 a-body