12 Jun Petty Racer: 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 Holiday Coupe
Creemore Valley Classics VIP Stories #64
Here is my 1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 Holiday Coupe with the famed 371 cu in 300 hp J2 Rocket V8. I have had the car since 1982 and it recently went through a complete nut and bolt restoration 90% of which I did myself.
These Olds were raced back in the 50’s by both Lee and Richard Petty. Lee Petty won the first ever NASCAR race held at the CNE in Toronto in 1957. Oldsmobile was the first to come out with the three Duce carb set up along with others engine upgrades and it was tested by NASCAR and ruled unfair to the competition. I look forward to showing it again this year as well as sampling the local Brew.
Owner: Morris Broomer, Springwater On