1970 Buick GS 455

How This 1970 Buick GS 455 Pulled it Together During Drag Week Despite Scepticism

This amazing 1970 Buick GS 455 participated in the latest Hot Rod Drag Week and became the fastest Buick on the road despite onlooker's scepticism. Mark Covey tells the story of how they did it. He kept a daily log about their performance.

We participated in Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week this year, racing at 5 tracks in 5 days. Logged over 1000 official miles and about 1300 overall miles on the trip. No support vehicles or trailering the car is allowed during the event.

We towed a small 4x6 enclosed trailer to carry extra fuel, spare parts and tools.

10.86 average over 5 days on Drag Week in 100 temps with a best on Drag Week of 10.77. Car has run 10.69 since the event in the same configuration.

Drag Week

Week before Drag Week. Our 1970 Buick has been running for a couple weeks with some testing at an 1/8 mile track that showed a way too tight converter. Day before Drag Week we swapped in a different converter and fixed a bad oil leak just before we had to leave. Drove all night and arrived at track at like 11:30 am on check-in day, and man it was hot! We didn't even get the car off trailer and some guy walked up, said “Huh, think that things gonna make it?” and walked off. We asked ourselves, what was that all about, does he know something we don't?


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Excellent story and way to go. You guys lead from the front, we'll follow :D We just bought 1970 GS roller that will get our spare Chevy 454, TH400. Guess it'll be the Chevick? It's what we have to start with. Love the car. Our is blue too :)
Congrad. Of course its a buick. had 3 stage ones.Love the faces of the big three when i used to whip em. Didnt expect that from an old mans car.rock on.