Opel GT AA/Gs Race Car with Blown Hemi Engine by Rhonda Strickland
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Opel GT AA/GS Fliptop Race Car of Jr. Thompson
from the 1970’s. It was one of my favorites because it looked like a mini-corvette. My dad was always trying to build innovative race cars and this was one of them.

This car was one of the last Gassers my dad raced in the quarter mile before he went into the BB Funny Car class which ran on a combination of gas & methyl – ethyl alcohol and maybe a tiny bit of nitro thrown into the mix (sshhhh :o).

A friend who’s father also had an Opel GTs sent this photo to me. I believe this was taken after my dad had sold it because it has someone elses name on the window.

I restored it by bringing out the truer colors in the image in Photoshop using curves and a lab mode sharpening technique.

the original scan

See more about this car and the career of my dad, Jr Thompson

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cars, alcohol, gas, legend, junior, nitro, racer, hot rod, restlessd, gassers, jr thompson, opel gt, chrr drag racing, aa gs, ethyl methyl, junionr

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    Great work Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Thank you David. . . anytime I can show off my dad’s race cars I do it…
    Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Great restoration!!

  • Thank you Anna… this was one of my favorties of my dad’s cars. It was like a mini Corvette.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    1950s, 1960s, and 1970s cars, trucks, and motorcycles
    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Thanks for having this group :o)
    Jr.’s Other Kid :o)

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Excellent!! Congratulations on your featured work.

  • Thank you Richard :o) -

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in 5-6-7 Autos, Trucks and Motorcycles group.

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Paul Woloschuk
    Paul Woloschukover 4 years ago

    A great image, and very interesting notes. I used to follow Drag Racing here in the UK during the ’70s ….. must go to watch again someday!

  • Thanks Paul. Drag racing is still a popular sport and now with the Nostalgia drags craze it’s bigger than ever. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago


    PLEASE SUBMIT THIS TO OUR CHALLENGE FOR AUTOMOBILES!

  • This is pretty awesome. . . thank you Marie. . . woo hoo, a feature on one of my dad’s old racecars!!
    ♥Rhonda

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Oops… I missed replying to this… so sorry Marie… it slipped past me… thank you :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
    SMOKEYDOGSOCKSover 4 years ago

    I’M ALSO A CAR NUT. NICE SHOT OF A COOL OLD STYLE FUNNY CAR. I BET THIS THING WAS A NAND FULL UNTIL THEY GOT THE SUSPENSION STRAIGHTENED OUT. AND EVEN THEN, DEPENDING ON THE TRACK, YOU NEVER KNEW IF THEY WERE GOING TO GO STRAIGHT. BOB ;)

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