Opel GT AA/Gs Race Car with Blown Hemi Engine

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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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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