1966 and 1967 442 W30 Syndicate Invitational
presented and hosted by the Southern Gentlemen of Oldsmobile -
Phil Welch and John Kenneally
In the Oldsmobile world, the W30 option represents the peak of performance. What you may not know is that this ultra high performance offering started in 1966. A mere 54 left the Lansing, Michigan Assembly plant in '66 making real documented examples among the rarest and most desirable Oldsmobiles ever made. 1967 saw an increase in production to 503 cars, but even today seeing a real-deal '66 or '67 W30 is a treat. This display will be a first and most likely the largest gathering ever of these rarely seen Oldsmobile Performance cars. Prime factory stock examples will join several historical race machines. This display is dedicated to the memory of Loyed Woodland who drove the '66 Brainbeau Olds 442 and charged through a 44 car field to capture the 1966 NHRA C/Stock Championship. It was through his efforts that put Oldsmobile officially in drag racing annals.