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Historical Pictures of Monk King 64 GTO
Pictures of this great car being restored
Letter from Dwight Crawford
Article from Drag World - Friday, June 14, 1974
Eary Years
71 Drag Car
Monk King 71 GTO Memorabilia
Letters From Drivers
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This GTO was owned by Monk King, who owned Monk King Pontiac out of Denton TX. It was built and raced in the late 60's and early 70's. It then disappeared for many years. It was found and purchased by Don Deppe of Newton, IA in the fall of 1999. The restoration has included a frame off rebuild. The paint and graphics were duplicated from old pictures. The drive train now is a 455 with SD rods, 4 bolt main, forged pistons, Pete McCarthy cam, ram air IV heads, Victor intake, Dominator carburetor, and a turbo 350 transmission. The rear end had to be replaced as the original was bent. The original was a 12 bolt with a 5:56 gear to help out the Nascar 366 cube inch engine that was purchased from Pontiac and "tuned" by Smokey Yunick . It now has a 12 bolt rear end with a 4:11 positive traction. The car has been down the 1/8 mile a few times and has a lot of fine tuning to get it competitive. I am always on the lookout for more information about Monk King and this car's racing history. I do know it was raced a lot at Green Valley raceway in Texas.
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            Wassen G.(Monk) King
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                  Black Gold at The Iowa Speedway 2008  
The Next Four Pictures Were Taken in 2006 at Eddyville  Drag Strip in Eddyville, Iowa  
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Black Gold at The 2011 Muscle Car Show In Chicago.
This Was The First Time in 15 Years That Both Black Gold Cars Have Been Together. Won 3rd Place.
Marvin Panch Signed The Dash of Black Gold At The Newton Speedway.
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