Buick Super Riviera Bonneville 2012 "Bombshell Betty" by Autocult
Records and lots of Aluminum
2008, photographer Jeff Brock moved from Flint, Michigan, to Phoenix, Arizona.
At his new home, he noticed a run-down car in an old sawmill, which after a closer
inspection turned out to be a ‘Buick Super Riviere’ from 1952. Coincidentally,
he saw a feature film at that time, which was about speed record chasing and
from then on his mind was made up to resurrect the old road cruiser into a
world record car! In just two month, the ultimate high-speed racing car was
created – just in time for the ‘Speed Week’ event on a salt lake in Bonneville
in August 2009. Jeff Brock competed in the class XO/GCC, which he also wrote in
large letters onto the aluminum body just above the rear wheels. The cryptic
designation of the star class included combustion engines of older design.
Brock achieved a record speed of exactly 130.838 mph on his debut. This was
enough to set a new record in his class. In the same year, he forced up his own
record to 134.054 mph, and in 2010 he improved it again to 141.821 mph. He
reached his fourth record in 2012 with a measured speed of 162.481 and in the
same year he surpassed that record at the Nationals World Finals when the speed
was officially confirmed at 165.380 mph. The last improvement of his record was
165.735 mph – exactly 266.72 km/h – in 2013. After its final speed record, ‘Bombshell
Betty’ – as Jeff Brock called his vehicle – had fulfilled its duty and was for
2016, the car changed hands for a sum of 36,300 US dollars.
|Description: ||Buick Super Riviera Bonneville 2012 "Bombshell Betty" |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC07018 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Speed Record |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Brock J |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||2012 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||November 2020 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: || |
Limited edition of 333 pieces.
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.