by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Judge Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge project car, rear end view. A bit dusty, but in good shape.
CLICK-> Here's a closer look at the Custom Sport steering wheel and dash. The wheel could use some work, but the dash is in pretty good shape except for the common cuts in the dash for an aftermarket radio.
CLICK-> Here's someone posing in front of the Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop. It is not Fredrik.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge owned by Marilyn Scott from Iowa. Marilyn's son sent these photos in along with this comment, "My Dad used to own this car. He bought it from the original owner in 1976 because it was the first 69 judge he ever saw and the owner wanted to get rid of it. 250,000 miles, My mom then bought it from him. It needs to be fixed up. original motor and tranny."
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop, left front view.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop, left side view.
CLICK-> Vintage picture of a Liberty Blue 1969 Judge sent in by the son of the owner. He commented, "This Liberty Blue Judge used to belong to my Dad. He bought it in 1973 after a drunk hit his 68 GTO. He gave $950. It had a Ram Air III, 4 speed. It came off the drag strip. He sold this Judge in 1975. Kid that bought it, blew engine up 2nd night he owned it. He broke the block. Then ran into a ditch in 1977. Afterwards, the kid put a LeMans front end on it."
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge getting some air at the Norwalk Raceway Park in Ohio. Look at those rear tires.
CLICK-> Orange 1969 Judge hardtop owned by Travis Wasko from Pensacola, Florida. Travis had this to share, "This car was purchased new by my Father in March of 1969, while visiting my brother one afternoon, they happened upon a Pontiac dealership. At the time he owned a 64 GTO post coupe. Later that year, while on a trip down to visit my Grandparents in Pound, Virginia, my Father spotted a drag strip along the highway. He decided to try his luck. At the time this Judge was bone stock, and my Dad had never raced before on a timed track. Heh, he had done a little street racing with the 64 though. First time at the track and he took home the trophy. He was effectively bitten by the drag racing bug. By 1971, Dad had turned the Judge into a regular Super Stock NHRA car and raced it weekly at different tracks in NJ and PA. Tracks like Atco, Maple Grove, Englishtown, and Cecil County Dragway to name a few. As a matter of fact, the car still has tow tags welded to the front frame horns and it still has the line lock mounted on the drivers side inner fender well to this day! They (My Dad, brother Jim, and their racing buddy John) named the Judge the 'Optical Illusion' because of the way the return lanes at Atco. By the mid 70's my Pop had changed into a 68 Firebird convertible for his racing adventures. It was called the 'Bird of Prey.' If anyone remembers either of these cars, I would love to hear any stories that you may have, feel free to email me at Blockequals4@yahoo.com. The Judge was put back to regular street duty with a 428 powering it up. Dad had the car painted in 1980, and this is the only paint job that I remember with the car growing up, as I was born in 1976. After fresh paint, she saw regular weekend duty until about 1985, when a fresh Ram Air III engine went in and she took an extended stay in the garage. This car has 31,000 original miles on it, the last twenty years of which have been garage kept. She is rich in history, and loved very much by everyone in my family, but few love her as much as I. Sadly, my father passed away in Apr 2002, and I inherited this classic piece of my family's passion for Pontiacs. Today I am the proud owner of not only my dream car, but the very summary of the relationship with my father. Many memories are contained within that Morrokide interior, and the scent even still reminds me of home and Dad. The Judge is being painted as we speak, with a fresh coat and an updated pigment, Kandy Carousel Red. I will update the pictures as soon as she is finished. Thank you for reading this story, I feel privileged to share it with you. And I am overjoyed to share in the adrenaline rush each and every time I get behind her wheel."
CLICK-> Orange 1969 Judge hardtop, left rear view.
CLICK-> Orange 1969 Judge hardtop, front end view.
CLICK-> Vintage picture of a Carousel Red 1969 Judge built for racing. These pictures were sent in by Steve Hoog. Steve added, "Here are some pictures of a Judge campaigned by a mechanic that used to work at my dealership: Ernie Miller Pontiac GMC. His name was Gene Ingle, the car has since been restored."
This is an interesting old photo because you can see the sponsor stickers on the car. Check out that custom paint effect with "fogging".
CLICK-> Here's a vintage picture of Gene Ingle's Carousel Red 1969 Judge on a trailer. It is being pulled by a Chevy truck. Anybody know what year that truck is?
CLICK-> Gene's Carousel Red 1969 Judge has recently been restored. The racing graphics are no longer on the car.
CLICK-> With our without the graphics, Gene's Carousel Red 1969 Judge can still perform.
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