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Old 08-16-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine - Intense Racing'* 9-Second GP

A week or so ago, I was in the grocery store and strolled by the magazine aisle. I usually don't bother looking too much as I have too many subscriptions already and little time to read them all. Anyway, a magazine caught my eye that I had never seen before, Pontiac Enthusiast.

Well, being somewhat of a Pontiac enthusiast myself, I stopped to glance the headlines. Top banner said "Inside Intense Racing'* 9-Second Turbo Grand Prix". Well, THAT stopped me. I bought the mag, Sept/Oct 2006, volume 12, issue 5, $4 U.*.

Great article on Scott Cook'* 9.64, @150 mph capable turbo powered '98 GP!!!! That car puts out almost 800 hp!!! Definitely worth a read for all those that haven't already heard of this on clubgp .com or 3800pro .com.

The magazine is great reading for enthusiasts, from cover to cover. There'* a feature of a '63 Bonneville a guy restored to pristine, multiple articles on other great Pontiac brands, whether restored, morphed, boosted, raced, or other. And an article for all those that have ever wondered how to get good info on their Pontiac. Pontiac Historical Services (PHS) specializes in documentation and auto literature and apparently have a site at phs-online .com.

Anyway, worth the $4 IMO. Check it out!


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youngest daughters boyfriend walked in the house and gave me his to look at. He wouldn't have noticed it but for the Intense sticker now on my SSEi.
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i might have to go pick that up
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I have a subscription to the magazine. It'* been coming for a couple years now. It'* a well written publication, but tends to favor the GTO crowd.

There have been some good write-ups on the Firehawks, too.
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I can now point people toward that magazine and proudly tell them that Scott Cook is the guy who dyno tuned my car
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I have a subscription to the magazine. It'* been coming for a couple years now. It'* a well written publication, but tends to favor the GTO crowd.

There have been some good write-ups on the Firehawks, too.
Well, that'* not uncommon with any of the car magazines, and to be expected. And Frankly, I love the GTO too, so that doesn't bother me too much.

I was not aware of the magazine so enjoyed it thoroughly.
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I'm just in Awe of that car!!!
http://www.intense-racing.com/
they have a writeup on it at the bottom of the page and theres links to 3800pro.com where they have more infor and a video!

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Did you notice all he'* done to remove and reduce weight on it? Everything from removing all unnecessary interior (unnecessary for racing that is) items, to carbon fiber hood, to replacing all the glass with polycarbonate. That is a purpose-built racer, as it should be.
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That ting is truly awesome. I've had several opportunities to see it run and always left awestruck. Unfortuantely he busted the subframe at the Pontiac Nationals, but he should have it back up and running in no time at all. Fortunately he kept it off the wall, and kept himself in one piece. The video is pretty scary...
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I hadn't told anyone what I was up to, but suffice it to say that I had everything 'all cranked up' for what was to be my 'baseline' run. Basically, the car had all the same settings we used for our 9.64-second record-breaking run, with one or two new tweaks added for increased launching capability.

All four cradle mounts sheared off on the first launch. This allowed the engine and tranny to drop about six inches, and left me full throttle with no steering. Glad I packed spare underwear.

















Special thanks to Jason Farnsworth for the images.
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I saw the video on clubgp, I hope you don't mind me posting it.
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