Highlights of in car video during the 2009 Lime rock vintage festival. This event is held every Labor day weekend and is a must visit event for any sports car enthusiast. Lime rock park is a special place. I think of this race track as being the birthplace of road racing in America, along with Watkins Glenn and Bridgehampton.
Sorry about the chickens at the end. Somehow it does not seem right that a racing video should end with chickens, but oh well, that is the way it turned out.
A Girl and her Race Car- Bugeye Vintage Race Footage
A short film featuring Cana and her race car taking a nice Sunday drive,
turning some 1:26 laps at Blackhawk Farms Raceway with the VSCDA. It is a
heart warming tale, brilliantly shot and edited. We fully suspect
invitations to Sundance and Cannes to be forthcoming.
Limerock Vintage Race Festival & Whopping Sunday Car Show 2010
This annual event is fantastic, and not dominated by old Corvettes although
my prior coverage tends to favor my home team of 1953-1982 Corvettes, I
still do appreciate many other marques and models from a to z. At this
event there are more Ferrari's than Corvettes or any other make but kit
Cobras. Included are Bugatti, Norton, Kurtis, Ford, Alfa, Porsche, McLaren,
Allard, Indy, Jaguar, MG, Cooper, Devin, Aston, Mercury, Nash, Rolls,
Birdcage Maserati, Caddy, BMW, from V12's to 2 cylinder Morgans, Chararral,
Stutz, L88, Woodys, Zora & Yura's Ardun heads. It's just mind boggling the
variety, but the number of different Ferrari's is outstanding. I don't
recall seeing John Fitch in his Phoenix as is usual. Note: this soundtrack
is Collins Ave royalty free Apple iMovie.
Triumph GT6 +
My driver GT6 in the middle of winter. Stuck at home in my plastic garage.
Nearly buried under the snow fall. Alfa 164 is the hero winter car.
ADU 1B Le Mans Spitfire [HD]
HD test footage of the le Mans Spitfire at Snetterton.
I have permission from MSV Limited (owners of Snetterton) to show this
video on YouTube.
Lime Rock Vintage race 9/3/2011 MG focus, Carl from Zapata
This is Carl from the Zapata team winning the MG race at Lime Rock. This
was a great battle that goes back and forth. At 5:40 his car starts
smoking, and he thinks he might have to stop. At 6:59 he gets passed by
our new friend Storm, but he gets him back the next lap. This is the
first race Carl has ever won. We were very excited for him. This was a
great event, with many historic MG's and like always, some very special
Triumph GT6 MK3 vintage race car part 1
A tour of the GT6 race car engine bay , part 1. Visit
http://www.austinhealeywood.com/brakelines.html for information on the
copper nickel brake line kits that I mentioned in the video. I will be
adding part 2 of this video next week.
My friend and I built this vintage race car over the course of several
years. It may have been raced in Canada when it was new, but I have very
little information about it's history.
The engine was built to be reliable so that we could sort out the car on
track. It could certainly make more power by increasing the compression
ratio and doing a few other things. It has been very reliable so far. I
drive a street GT6 and I can tell you that there is no comparison between
the stock engine and this one. This engine revs very freely and is still
making power up to the rev limiter (7000 RPM). This is due to all of the
work done on the head, the Exhaust
header and the weber carb setup.
Vintage Ferrari's Tearing Up Lime Rock Park
Here's some awesome footage of vintage Ferrari's tearing up Lime Rock Park
during the Ferrari Challenge Series weekend event. This video features a
Ferrari F40, Cavallo Motorsports' Ferrari 275 GTB/6, Cavallo Motorsports'
Ferrari 512 BBLM, and a few others as well. It was awesome to see these
cars ripping up the track and not to mention the awesome sound tracks that
they provided for the afternoon. We still have more footage of this event
to go through and we will upload over time. Enjoy this one for the time
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Triumph GT6 high compression pistons
Update Warning: Do not use ARP rod bolts. I have had two rod bolt failures
now due to the bolts backing out. I find that the finish on the threads is
too smooth and may not mate properly with the female threads in the rod.
Use your old rod bolt or some good grade 8 socket head cap screws.
I designed the high compression dome on these pistons and had them made by
Arias. It remains to be seen how they perform. They look much studier than
the stock pistons and also studier (and a lot heavier) than a JE piston.
Based on precise measurements and calculation we should be getting about
12.5:1 compression now. It is actually quite amazing how small changes
influence the compression ratio. To make this calculation you must know the
following: the combustion chamber volume exactly, the compressed thickness
of your head gasket, the compressed diameter of the head gasket, the piston
to block deck clearance, the volume of the piston dome.
We are hoping to go vintage racing at Lime rock in two weeks with no engine
Oh, I forgot to mention "buy my copper nickel alloy brake line kits" for
your vintage Austin Healy, Triumph, Jaguar, MG, or Porsche here
Alfa Romeo 1900 sprint Touring restoration
This is a tribute to the restoration of a very rusty and battered Alfa
Romeo 1900. There is video footage of this restored 1900 being driven (with
engine sound) after the initial series of still pictures. I did not have a
video recording camera through most of the restoration, also I was more
interested in working on the car, hence the still pictures.
I thank all of the people who helped us with the project. Many owners
provided advice, took pictures, and provided hard to find information and
drawings. You all know who you are and I thank you.
I finished the restoration this fall (2009) and the car returned home to
her happy owner.
The sound tracks are both approved by youtube. The first is a snippet from
Piccini's Gatling gun and the second is Verdi's La Traviata di Provenza
Pre-raceTrans-am cars at 2006 Limerock park Vintage Festival
A short video clip I took with my digital camera. The picture may be
grainy, and the sound will never be replicated through any microphone. I
swear, these were the loudest cars I've ever heard, and they're not only
heard, but felt. Crank up the volume!