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66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby kidburwell » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Hi back in the early 70's my brother owned a 1966 Pontiac GTO funny car for a short time. It started out as Don Gay's Infinitey 2 funny car , it was sold to Dick Stokes and the name was changed to Blue Bandit. A longer front end was added. There is a picture on the Pontiac Heaven website. It is the only picture I have ever seen .Does anyone have any information about this car or pictures.
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby draglist » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:44 am

Welcome to the site. We know about this car, for sure. Bret might be able to provide some missing details. Check out the drag lists... I think we have a photo.

Here is a link to what we have on the car at draglist.com. bp

http://tinyurl.com/yeso6yx

http://www.70sfunnycars.com/FunnyCars31.html
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby Bret Kepner » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:31 pm

So, you're looking for photos of it while it was still owned by Dick Stokes?

The car later went on to be one of the most beautiful GTOs ever, the infamous "Godfather".
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby kidburwell » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:09 pm

Yes I'm interested in pictures of when Dick Stokes owned it, There is a picture on the Pontiac heaven website that shows it as Stokes /Marinan Blue Bandit II.
The car in that picture is painted exactly as when we had it
We had the car probably in 73 or 74 for a brief period. My brother sold it to a person around Olney Ill. This person has since moved to Texas and still owns the car. My brother made contact with this person last year a tried to buy it , but it wasn't for sale. The man who has the car said Don Gay had also tried to buy it.
We never raced it but I can remember playing in it as a kid and would like to find some pictures.
I didn't know about it becoming the Godfather GTO. Thank you for any help.I would love to have a picture of this car as the Blue Bandit II
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby jim sanders » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:32 am

I just saw a photo on facebook this morning
GOOD TO GO !!
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby kidburwell » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:31 am

I posted that on facebook. I found it on the Pontiac Heaven website. I found 3 or 4 more on a website called H.A.M.B.. they had a listing call Chicago boys looking for Blue Bandit funny car ,there were several interesting posts about memories and about Dick Stokes
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby morebetter99 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:32 pm

This is as close as I can get...Never got a look at the flopper, but saw the 55 a few times... :D :D :D
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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby Iowa Al » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:40 pm

I saw Dick and the Blue Bandit GTO a couple of times running with the Midwest Injected Funny Car group, but having looked through my photos don't find one.

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Re: 66 GTO Blue Bandit funny car looking for info

Postby kidburwell » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:41 pm

Awesome,thank you
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Postby kidburwell » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:42 pm

thank Iowa Al
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