71 Dodge Daytona

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.

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AeroDyn Wind Tunnel
AeroDyn Wind Tunnel, the testing home to the majority of NASCAR race teams is now able to test production cars. The video is a technical briefing of the AeroDyn wind tunnel located in Race City USA, (Mooresville, NC)





Upside Down Race car Myth
Can an F1 or Indy car produce enough down force to drive upside down? We used a 70lbs exact scale (40%) replica of an Indy car for this simple demonstration. Since these cars run at low ride heights we had to come up with a way that someone could visually see the car stick to the ceiling and not just look like it was held there. View the demonstration to see how we accomplished this. The car must produce more than its weight in down force to overcome gravity and stick to the ceiling. In this case the car must produce more than 70lbs of down force. See what happens...





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.





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




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