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.
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!
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
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.
Vintage Test Drive of a 1969 Hemi Dodge Daytona Charger in Quebec Canada
This is a rare video of a 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger with a 426 Hemi engine
being tested flat-out at Mont Tremblant in Quebec Canada by test driver
Jacques Duval. Many people do not realize that the infamous Daytona Charger
was actually more 70 Charger than 69 as it used the fenders and hood from
the upcoming 70 Charger.
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.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #42: 1969 Dodge Daytona
This '69 Charger Daytona in the Brothers Collection is one of 502 built,
and 1 of 294 with the 440 engine. With its aerodynamic nose piece and
towering rear wing, this is definitely the most outlandish design from the
muscle car era. But those features weren't added to shock and sell, they
were shaped to be kings of the Nascar Super Speedways. In this episode of
Muscle Car Of The Week, we'll tell you all about it
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.
Stupidbaker Racing Wind Tunnel Test
Stupidbaker Racing #9913 CGCC & Johnson's Hotrod Shop testing their land
speed racecar in the A2 Wind Tunnel before Bonneville 2014. This is a
highly modified Studebaker going for 300 mph at the salt flats this year.