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Video Interview #4, 1971 “Judge” Clone


Let me first say a great big welcome to Jacob, who is now my production manager and to Aaron, who is my son and production assistant. Aaron took on the camera duties, unrehearsed and for the first time, for these videos. Jacob came in and is doing the editing for the last 2 videos and will be helping with the camera shots on future video interviews. A big shout out to both of these young men, they are going to make a great team.

Now, this is a 1971 Oldsmobile, “Judge” Clone. Made like a Judge, just not certified as a Judge. You can see the video here.

The current owner, Bill Bodenstein has had it for about 5 years. The car was a race car, owned by John Sullivan and was written up twice in National Dragster. Since Bill has owned it, he has amassed around 68 trophies.


The engine is a 400SBC, bored 0.30 over with a steel crank. That is all they know about it, as Mr. Sullivan could not remember what else he originally put into it.

The color they chose to paint on it is originally for a 1970, which they found out after painting the car, but, due to cost, they left it. The car is all Factory “Judge”, but not certified, hence the word “Clone” on the trunk.

This is a beautiful car and well kept. It was a great pleasure to do this interview with Bill.

This car is sponsored by Bill’s company, Duck Juice. If you choose to purchase from them, let them know we sent you.


Watch the video interview

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