Our Cars: Independent Agent Rick Munday’s 1968 Olds factory drag car
Independent Agent Rick Munday is lucky enough to own his dream car – a 1968 Olds factory drag car that was never intended to be sold to the public.
Agency: Munday Insurance Agency
Years working with Hagerty: Since 2005
Car: 1968 Olds factory drag car
Background: My ’68 Olds is my dream car. It belonged to Victor George Oldsmobile in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and is a factory drag car that was never meant to be sold to the public. It is the only F-85 W-31 that exists because all of the dealers were told to destroy them when they were finished racing them. Victor George did not comply. This is a no-option, radio delete car. The antenna is still under the front seat and they never drilled the fender to mount it. Its Ram Rod 350 engine means this car is very fast and drives like a dream. It has 19,992 actual miles and has been in my family for 27 years.
Why this car? Did I mention it’s an F-85 W-31 with a Ram Rod 350 engine? Also, it held the record in E class drag racing.
Repairs and modifications (planned or completed): I did a frame-off last year. We did nothing to the body, meaning that we had to be really careful not to damage the paint.
Hobby activities (clubs, events, etc.): My favorite hobby activities are car shows and cruises like Back to The Bricks in Flint, Michigan.
Favorite drive: To Frankenmuth, Michigan, for the local cruise and show.
Best and worst moments: I haven’t had any bad moments, just good times seeing friends and making new ones. My favorite moment was when I placed the Olds in the Scholz 25th Autofest and won Best of the Best. They announced how rare my car is and told attendees to be sure to get a look at it.