Race Car Concours d'Elegance in Elkhart Lake Wi. 2011
This is a video I taped at the 2011 Concours d'Elegance in Elchart Lake Wi.
It was hosted by Road America race track and by Road and Track magazine.
I know i didn't do the best job at holding the camera still but I think I
didn't do a bad job considering I didn't have a tri-pod. This is a race
car car show that happens on Friday night after the racing is done for the
night. At around 6pm all of the racecars that want to participate get a
police escort from Road America to Elkhart. This is a car show that is
free and completely open to the public, The best part of the whole
experience is at 8pm when they all start their engines and get a police
escort back to the track. and that is what this is a video of. Pleas rate,
comment, and subscribe. Enjoy
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"motor sports", racing
Historic Trans-am Race Coronado Speed Festival 9-25-2011
Short clip group 9 1966-1972 historic trans am. 1968 ford Mustang, 1970 ford Mustang, 1969 chevrolet Camaro, 1971 amc javelin, 1969
ford boss Mustang, 1968
chevrolet Camaro, 1970
The 14th annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival -- "The Race at the
Base" -- is looking forward to a great year. Join thousands of race
enthusiasts and fans in this premier motorsports event saluting our
Race 9 -- 1966-1972 Historic Trans-AM
Last race of the day.
Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival would like to extend a very special
"thank you" to the drivers of these unique vintage cars that continue to
participate at America's "Race at the Base" year after year. Without these
men and women dedicated to their passion -- racing -- and in honoring the
United States servicemen, the Coronado Speed Festival would not be what it
is today. In fact, without these extraordinary individuals who travel near
and far, this fine event would not exist.
Trans Am Paddock '66-'72 Sights & Sounds
Happy July 4th! If you have speakers plugged into your computer, turn it
up. Hopefully you have a subwoofer, too! This footage is me walking
through Vic Edelbrock's collection of vintage Trans-Am racecars as they're
being prepared for the Group 7A races and enjoying the sights and sounds...
The Trans-Am Series is an automobile racing series which was created in
1966 by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This was the proving ground for
all American manufacturers to compete with race-modified production cars.
It ran until 1972 when at the height of Richard Nixon's incompetence
dealing with OPEC, we had a gas shortage which was compounded by an embargo
levied against us. Syria, Egypt and Tunisia didn't really like Nixon
re-feuling their arch-enemy, Israel. Rather than address the shortage,
the auto industry was heavily regulated to curb consumption. Further
restrictions placed on the oil industry by an other rocket surgeon, Jimmy
Carter, left us unable to further develop our own oil supplies which
cemented these changes to the auto industry. These events changed muscle
cars as we knew them into complete turds for over a decade while US auto
makers struggled with the regulations and re-learned how to produce decent
cars again... but for the "pony cars", it was the beginning of the end.
The oil embargo of 1973 changed the shape of not only the auto industry,
but all forms of auto racing to follow.
You used to be able to afford these cars. I remember when... back when I
was in high school...
But it's 2010 now. This race celebrates all the classic cars you've
dreamed of owning or being seen in. These things auction in the 6+ figures
now (because of their race history). Enjoy this parade of '60's and early
'70's model Ford Mustangs,
Plymouth Barracudas, Mercury Cougars, AMC Javelins, Pontiac Firebirds, and
Dodge Challengers. This event required that they be in their original race
condition in order to run with the Group 7A cars, so the contest to follow
is all about how much compression these 40+ year old cars have left, and
who's driving it. These beauties have been meticulously preserved by the
best collectors, engineers and mechanics in the industry. I hope you guys
can appreciate it because this is off my normal subject material.
I just wanted to change things up and post something American on
Independence day. This one's for the Veterans.
2011 Road America KIC-1965 Shelby GT350
This is a very fast lap(2:27.9) in a Shebly GT350 vintage racecar built and
maintained by COBRA AUTOMOTIVE at the 2011 KIC, Road America racetrack in