Gary & Pam Beineke built their 1971(G-Series) wingcars based upon results from a secret wind tunnel test report Chrysler had conducted in early 1970 on the new 71 Dodge and Plymouth B-bodies. No full scale cars were ever built...until now. After building a car they tested the full scale version in the A2 Wind Tunnel. This video shows the smoke testing from that day.
Wind Tunnel Superbird
71 Superbird concept car built by Gary and Pam Beineke. See the story of
the "what if" cars they build at www.71wingcars.com
Wind Tunnel Test: "43" 1971 Petty Superbird
Gary & Pam Beineke built this race version G-Series Superbird-stable mate
to the K&K Daytona-a next generation, 'what-if' tribute to Petty and the
'71 NASCAR season that never was.
They took the car to Mooresville NC "Race City USA" to test in the A2 Wind
Tunnel. Although a full scale version was never built in 1971 Chrysler
performed wind tunnel development on a 3/8 scale model until NASCAR made a
rule change for the 71 season that would ban the wing cars from
competition. Gary Romberg is the technical director at AeroDyn & A2, and
also one of the original aerodynamicists that worked on the wing cars back
when they were developed at Chrysler. Notes and data from the 3/8 model
were donated to the Wing Warriors Car Club and the Beineke's built their
car based off data results from those wind tunnel tests in the 70's.
Romberg was on hand to see a project he worked on over 40 years ago get
built into a full scale version.
AeroDyn & A2 Wind Tunnel
AeroDyn Wind Tunnel is the testing home to the majority of NASCAR race
teams and A2 (little brother) is a general purpose wind tunnel that tests
anything from pro cyclists to NHRA funny cars. Here is a peak of the two
full-scale wind tunnels in this short video and some of the testing that
goes on in each.
American Muscle Car - S02E07 - Dodge Daytona & Plymouth Superbird
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1968 Charger / 1969 Daytona - /BIG MUSCLE Garage
The 1968 Dodge Charger and the 1969 Dodge Daytona. Two cars based off the
same platform with very different personalities. These two old sleds are
different though, 'cause well, they belong to me (your host) and they're
the reason that BIG MUSCLE exists today. These are not show ponies,
cruisers or weekend projects, but two warhorses that have been run in some
of the toughest long distance and performance events in the United States.
Built for reliability, power and performance, they are not technological
marvels, but old school resto-mods that have been updated for one reason
and one reason only - to put smiles on the faces of all those who see them.
The 180 MPH 1969 Dodge Daytona: "Project Angrier"
The Smoking Tire heads to East Hampton to terrorize yuppies in the baddest
muscle car around: Mr. Angry's 1969 Dodge Daytona. Blasphemous to some,
envied by others, this is one tire-shredding muscle machine we'll take in
our garage any day.
Dyno pulls - Lee Sicilio's Hemi Daytona Landspeed car
Car holds a number of records in "Classic" category at Bonneville. Current
engine is a 498 CID Ray Barton Hemi with FAST XFI injection.
These are the last two pulls to verify AFR and ignition at 7000+rpm before
heading to Bonneville later this year, trying for a record in the
Although we were not logging horsepower on these loaded
pulls (not important) - the engine made 930 hp on Barton's Superflow engine
Special thanks to import tuner Steve Kan, who allowed us to use his
facility in Fort Worth!
BJ '09 Pt. 1 Richard Petty Plymouth Superbird $501,000 By Year One GoldBerg
YearOne has teamed up with Richard Petty, Evernham Racing, Musclecar TV and
automaniac Bill Goldberg to create an updated legend— a NASCAR Superbird.
The car was auctioned of for $501,000 at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale AZ,
all proceeds will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. An additional
$175,000 was donated by non-winning bidders to help the foundation.
A2 Wind Tunnel Test: All Generations of Corvette C1-C6
See how the Corvette evolved aerodynamically from the early C1 all the way
to the current C6 making the Corvette one of the top performing sports cars
on the road today for the cost. This is a short video of the smoke
sequence performed during a test in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville NC.