Trans Am-Jim Hague '71 Javelin-Sept 25-27, 2009
Historic Trans Am group at the HMSA Coronado "Classic" Speed Festival,
Coronado (San Diego) CA.. Jim Hague , in the #2 '71 AMC Javelin, battles
for 1st place the entire race, in what turned out to be a 1-2-3 all-Javelin
finish. Clip is 1st 9 min of race #2...video courtesy of ManiMotorsports
Road America GT350R Northwoods Shelby Club
Having some fun @ Road America with my Northwoods Shelby Club buddies.
We use a Jerico straight cut dog ring road race transmission. The clutch is
used to get the car rolling, otherwise during on track use the driver lifts
off the throttle sufficiently to allow the dog ring to be pulled out of
engagement staying off the throttle just long enough to allow the dog ring
to engage with the next gear. In practice, the driver can move the gear
lever faster than he can move his
foot off and back on to the throttle. Therefore the effective method is to
apply load to the gear lever with your hand and then lift the throttle foot
off and back on to the pedal as fast as physically possible. In lifting
your foot, the loaded gear lever will almost involuntarily flick to the
next gear before the foot is re-applied to the throttle.
Down-shifting has similar rules applied regarding speed of shift. Unloading
the dogs is done in the opposite manner. While braking, the dogs must be
unloaded by touching the throttle pedal. One sharp dab of the throttle is
appropriate per shift. `Blipping the throttle` just before engagement is
advisable if the rev drops between gears are over 1300 rpm, as this will
aid engagement and stabilize the car.
This allows for much faster shifts
and since there are no syncros, there are non to destroy.
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2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races Group 5B Big Bore Production Race, #211 1963 Ford Falcon
This is in-car footage taken from the #211 1963 Ford Falcon, from the group
5B 1963-1967 over 2.5 Liter Production GT race. This car normally competes
as the #5 Historic Trans Am Falcon, but for this event, it was configured
as run in the 1966 24 Hour FIA Mexican Road Rally. This Falcon was awarded
the Ford Motor Company Thomas W. Senter Memorial Award for representing the
most significant Ford at this event.