Tommy Ivo's 4-Engine, AWD, Buick Nailhead-Powered Wagonmaster – Stacey David's Gearz S16 E4

TV Tommy Ivo was a master showman on the Dragstrip. His acting chops, flair for the camera, and natural driving talent blended together to make him one of the most exciting drivers to watch in the 60’s and 70’s. Not only could he race, but when the NHRA banned Nitro, he was the first to modify dragsters for faster times, including a two-engine Buick, followed by an even more amazing all-wheel drive four engine Buick! This awesome machine, dubbed the Showboat, ran the length of the track buried in the smoke from four screeching slicks! The car was banned from competition, but able to run passes in exhibition races. The Showboat was later turned into The Wagonmaster, and continued to dominate the strip. Follow along as Stacey discovers The Wagonmaster in a friend’s collection and dives into the restoration of this awesome machine. This week on GearZ!

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  1. As a kid in the sixties I got to see T.V. Tommy every summer. My uncle drag raced and he would take me and my cousin with him. We got to run around the pit area and cozy up to all the cars and pit crews. I distinctly remember Tommy and his see thru glass car hauler. Great times….

  2. Shock tool? Gm master tec here. They have sockets that fit the 2 flats on threaded parts. Put that on w a long extension, bend shock side to side, the brak off easy. B body trick

  3. 🧐 Whoever put that fram oil filter on the motors his man card is on the line and please step forward for your face smacking! 😼 Dumbass! I get it it’s for representing the original equipment but Fram is for FOOLS WHO ARE FOOLED! 😎🤙🏼🇺🇸

  4. They say I wish you were still on trucks on the power block when it first came out on Spike TV I watched your show all the time your new show is pretty cool but I still wish you were back on trucks?

  5. I wondered what happened to this car. It was an awesome machine to see as a kid. That was an era of some killer twists on a standard automobiles appearance and performance. Glad to see this Boat once again.

  6. I watched you and your buddy there all through the 90s awesome hot rod television motor trend the good 90s stuff you just Gotta lose that grandma hair get yourself a fresh cut bro come on😊✌🏻👊🏼

  7. I'm a Brit. Waves of nostalgia flowing through me from watching this. Back home we have some legendary cars like 'Slick Willy', 'Pinball Wizard'.
    I know where these two are now but there are many more. I'm looking for a channel that is following up the UK scene.
    I can't do it. I could only report on John Dodds Merlin engined, Scimitar which also resides here in Spain. Got any links anyone.?

  8. I was Blessed to Be a Chick that learnd to build her own show Drag Street Cars I am all so A NHRA SHOW AND DRAG WINNER
    AND HOT RODS 👍✌🎸

  9. Yeah I would love to sit in that gosh just to look at those engines down the center man yeah that’s what I’m talking about 😁😁😁😁😁😁👍👍👍👍👍

  10. I've never seen "Gears" before today. I'm now a fan and want to see more. I might also ad that I've had an idea for a project build and hopefully will have something to show before to long. Lol…. Thanks for the inspiration and knowledge you've shared. Can't wait to see what else I've been missing.

  11. FIRE SQUIRTER HOT HAIR: PUMP from The Top Honey !!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I'm getting a FIRE SMOKE MASK , too

    2. remember WEST 2020 UP inn Team BIDEN/Trump/E.T.

    3. The Big Oregon Bong Hit !

    4. Opend these Eyes !!!!!

    5. got the Predator 2" arriving from Freight Harbor

    6. think I shall connect two in a row !!!!

    7. I plan on Squirt'n on some Father Fucker !!!!!

    8. 25' Shallow 2" pipe to start

    9. if I need a car jack shall pull the 2" & I Shall bore the top fuel fucker over

    10. funny thing is,…..i typed in the search:

    11. FIRE PUMP SALLOW WELL & got nothing

    12. then: pop !

    13. here we are

    P. S.


    The Four Pumper ta Smoke One Out !!!!!
    post on vid
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    September 2, 2022

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