Mark Donohue Tribute - Take 2 (Edited and Produced by Robert Lavigne. Footage via Paul Powell)
http://forums.autosport.com/lofiversion/index.php/t117562-450.html Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 to be celebrated at Road America -- July 15-18 Press Release Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed by Michael Argetsinger Unfair Advantage Racing and Road America, announce the Mark Donohue Reunion 2010, to be held at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on July 15-18 in conjunction with the Koehler International Classic vintage event. The Reunion will celebrate the cars and career of an American racing legend, with a paddock display of many of the most famous cars raced by Mark Donohue. Confirmed cars include: the 1972 Indy-winning McLaren-Offy; the '73 Eagle- Offy Indy car; the 1972 Can-Am dominating L&M Porsche 917-10; the 1973 Can-Am champion Sunoco Porsche 917-30; all of the Donohue-driven, Penske Racing, Camaros and Javelins from the Trans-Am in the 1960s and early 1970s; the Ferrari 275 LM that Donohue co-drove with Walter Hansgen in the 1965 Sebring 12 hour; the Sunoco Lola T70 coupe that won the 1969 Daytona 24 Hour race driven by Donohue and Chuck Parsons; and the Lola T70 Spyder which brought Donohue the 1967 United States Road Racing Championship. Many of Mark's teammates from Penske Racing will be attending, including Karl Kainhofer, Indy Hall-of-Fame crew chief; John "Woody" Woodard, crew chief on the Porsche 917-10 and 917-30; Ron Fournier, Trans-Am builder; Chuck Cantwell, team manager; Don Cox, Penske engineer; and Judy Stropus, Penske timer and scorer. Another highlight will be a release of a new book from David Bull Publishing, "Mark Donohue: His Life in Photographs," by Michael Argetsinger. Argetsinger will be Master of Ceremonies at a Mark Donohue Tribute breakfast on Sunday morning, July 18. - Unfair Advantage Racing, Press Release Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America 2010 Footage courtesy of Paul Powell Edited and Produced by @RLavigne42 Name: Robert Lavigne Location: Toronto, Canada Web: http://rlavigne42.com
Mark Donohue Fatal Crash (Alternate Footage)
Mark Donohue is killed during a practice session for the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix. On his second lap, while approaching at about 260 km/h the Hella Licht-kurve at the end of the main straight, a rear tyre of his March 751 - Ford suddenly blew, the out of control car went through the fence on the left side for about 60 meters, climbed over the guard-rail and overturned into a ravine, just a few meters beyond the underpass in which several people were standing. Donohue who was hit in the head by a fence post and knocked unconscious, was helped by Emerson Fittipaldi, Bob Evans and Hans Joachim Stuck who first arrived at the scene of the accident and parked their cars. Several minutes later Donohue regained consciousness and spoke with his rescuers who took him to Knittelfeld hospital. During the day, being the state of health still worrying, he was airlifted to the Universitätsklinik of Graz where he was operated by Dr. Fritz Heppner. His condition quickly worsened and he passed away two days later, victim of a blood clot in his brain. Debris from Donohue's car - particularly a wheel - involved three marshals, seriously injuring two of them, Manfred Schaller and Gottfried Crnic, and a policeman, Richard Hüttner from Baden, who sustained critical head injuries. They were treated at a Knittelfeld hospital, where Manfred Schaller passed away at 09h20 on Tuesday 19 August 1975. Following Mark Donohue's fatal accident, the Hella Licht-kurve was tightened in 1976 and the Zeltweg track lenght passed from 5.911 kms to 5.906 kms, before a full chicane was installed in 1977 and the Zeltweg track length became 5.941 kms. R.I.P. Mark Donohue
Trans Am Racing 1967
SCCA Trans Am racing series 1967 season overview from The History of the Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD.
Hot Wheels & Greenlight - Mark Donohue's AMC Javelin
Taking a look at three releases of the 1971 AMC Javelin AMX race car driven by Mark Donohue: Greenlight Muscle Car Hobby Release, Hot Wheels Vintage Racing, and Greenlight 10th Anniversary Road Racers Series versions. I love this Javelin!