by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Judge Parking Lot
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Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop owned by Eddie from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Eddie tells us more, "This is my first car. I bought it from my brother when I was 18. I am 33 now. My parents were scared to death, so much car, for a speed freak kid...lol! I have completely restored it twice. The first time was a bit of a learning curve - fortunately I didn't have to do any
major body work. The second paint turned out excellent. Still, after 15 years the car looks great. However, the motor took a terrible turn - the wrist pins floated out on 6 pistons and killed the block. I couldn't even re-sleeve it. I got a new 455 block, worked it, ported and polished the heads, intake, exhaust. I got 585 hp out of it and again have a speedy car on my hands - not that I speed anymore. I have too much to lose! I let my bro take it for a small spin. It scared the hell out of him. He doesn't want to play with it anymore! He still kicks himself for letting a real Judge go, but likes the fact he always knows where it is."|
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop owned by Bob Mullikin from Janesville, Wisconsin. Bob tells us more about his Judge, "I've had this car for over 27 years. The 69 Judge is a RA-IV automatic with 21,600 miles. About 20 years ago I installed a complete NOS RA-V engine so I had something a little different. Everything else appears the way it would have left the factory. It's a fun car to drive. With the 4.33 gears it will do a 1.72 60 foot time and 12 teens in the quarter. That is with no modifications to the engine and the use of slicks. The original engine would run a 12.20. The motor still retains all of its 37 year old parts."
CLICK-> Here is Bob's Ram Air V engine.
CLICK-> Vintage picture of Rick Hummel's Ram Air IV Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop taken in 1975. She's playing peekaboo with the dog. Rick tells us more, "I bought this car in 1973 and because of midwest rust, parted it out around 1980. Arnie Beswick bought most of the drivetrain and I believe to date he still has the heads."
CLICK-> First, you saw Matrix paint on the 2004 George Barris GTO Roadster. Now Matrix is seen on a 1969 Judge. Here's a press release that accompanied the following 1969 GTO Judge photos.
AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES FEATURED ON DETROITíS FOX 2 DURING 2006 AUTORAMA
Matrix System Automotive Finishes was featured on Detroitís Fox 2 News as part of a Problem Solver segment that aired during Detroit Autorama on March 3, 2006.
Dan Kamensky, owner of 3D Paint Supplies in Belleville, MI, saw the original Fox 2 Problem Solvers Investigation that reported a poorly applied paint job done on a 1969 Pontiac GTO owned by John Wolgast of Columbus, MI. Kamensky contacted Fox 2 and offered to refinish the vehicle, with help from paint specialists 3D Custom Paint.com of Willis, MI and the Belleville High School Vocational Autobody Program. The car was stripped down and refinished with Matrix System Automotive Finishes primer, premium basecoat, sealer, and clearcoat.
Kamensky and his team completed work on the GTO in three and a half weeks, just in time for an appearance at the Detroit Autorama Show, featured in the Matrix System Automotive Finishes display. Owner Wolgast will also be driving his newly restored GTO as a participating cruiser during Detroitís Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, August 19, 2006. Fox 2 News conducted a follow up report at the Detroit Autorama show that included interviews with Wolgast, Kamensky, and Matrix spokesperson Bevan Perkowski. "This success of this project was a direct result of the tremendous contributions from everyone involved," said Kamensky, "I couldnít have asked for a greater end result for our efforts."
CLICK-> The GTO Problem Solvers project was made possible with contributions from 3D Paint Supplies in Belleville, MI; Matrix System Automotive Finishes in Walled Lake, MI; 3D Custom Paint.com; the Belleville High School Vocational Autobody Program; Auto Trim Design and Striping of Monroe, MI; and PBE Jobbers Warehouse in Livonia, MI. For additional information on the problem solver project, 3D Paint Supplies, or Matrix System Automotive Finishes, call 248.668.8135.
CLICK-> About Matrix System:
Matrix System Automotive Finishes, Inc. is the largest manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish paint products in the country, outside of the major national paint companies. Matrix System paint, primers, clearcoats, hardeners and solvents are used in more than 5,000 body shops on more than 1,000,000 cars per year. Since 1983, the companyís facilities have expanded to over 85,000 square feet that include a modern production facility and a corporate headquarters and warehouse in Walled Lake, Michigan.
CLICK-> This 1969 Judge is well worth a closer look. This Judge is built for racing. See the tubular frame and lift off front end. I bet that front end is heavy. Ken Skistimas took these pictures at the Elk Grove High School car show in Elk Grove, California.
CLICK-> Matador Red 1969 Judge hardtop owned by Brian Fox from Port Richey, Florida. Brian tells us more about his car, "This car was originally sold in Anchorage, Alaska. It then spent most of its life in northern California till I brought it to Florida. I've owned it for 23 years now. The car has all of its original sheetmetal. It is on its second repaint, though it could use another. The original motor was long gone when I purchased, but still has its M-20 4-speed and 3.55 HD Saf-t-track."
CLICK-> In 2006, these beautiful photos were submitted to UltimateGTO.com via the Self-Upload link on the main menu. Here's a Windward Blue 1969 Ram Air IV Judge hardtop owned by Jeff Kipe from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. This Judge has a 4-speed manual transmission. Jeff has a cool Judge logo painted on his garage floor!
CLICK-> Too Cool! Here is a close-up of the Judge logo painted on Jeff's garage floor.
CLICK-> Windward Blue 1969 Ram Air IV Judge hardtop, right side view. There is a new-era GTO in the background.
CLICK-> Jeff's Windward Blue 1969 Judge outside. This is one fine looking car.
CLICK-> Windward Blue 1969 Judge hardtop, left side view.
CLICK-> Windward Blue 1969 Judge hardtop, right side view.
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