While I was walking down the infield's main road at Road Atlanta during the 2010 Petit Le Mans endurance race, a beautiful blue Esperante passed by me. I quickly started filming, only then realizing that the driver was Don Panoz, founder of not only Panoz Auto Development, but also the entire American Le Mans Series. Thanks, indeed, Don, for the amazing cars and racing that you have helped bring to us!
Panoz Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans
I film the all-new, limited edition Panoz Abruzzi Spirit Of Le Mans at it's
North American debut during the 2010 Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road
Atlanta. Besides possibly being the most evil-looking production car ever,
it is also a technological marvel. I am pleased to present the first full
video of this car on youtube.
The Abruzzi Spirit of Le Mans consists of only 81 examples, which in 2013
represents the number of 24 Hours of Le Mans races since the event's
inception in 1923. All of the Spirit of Le Mans editions will be sold in
Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The Corvette ZR1's V8 engine is used to
produce over 600 hp in the Abruzzi, which, like every other Panoz, is
handbuilt in Hoschton, Georgia. In addition to the mammoth power and torque
from the LS9, the car is super light and super strong, being the first road
car built with the new REAMS material, which is stronger and lighter than
carbon fiber. I could go on about all of the incredible details
incorporated into this car, but I'll let the car speak for itself. :)
The song is Genesis by Justice.
2010 Petit Le Mans endurance race part 3
I compile more clips of the 2010 Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road
Atlanta. I film the cars downshifting into turn 6, rolling through turn 7
and then beginning the long acceleration down the back straightaway.
Absolutely fantastic sounds! :)
Classic Historic GTI Touring Car Championship Racing Ascari Race Resort 2011 2012 crashes VW Golf
Peter Bowerman (aka Spear) 7th & 8th race in the FAA Classic & GTI Touring
Car Championship (round 4) 12th & 13th November 2011 2012 at the famous and
exclusive Ascari Race Resort Spain circuit.
The weekend stated well with Peter Bowerman aka SPEAR winning the 7th race
in class, after a close fought battle with Javier J Martinez with Antonio J
Romero spinning out in front of them on the last couple of laps in his
awesome Shelby Cobra.
Spear came 3rd in class in race 8 of the year after taking a heavy hit in
the back and side from the Jose C Lirola's No 5 (green) GTI again!!!! this
time Jose did not lift off, instead kept shunting Peter Bowerman No.7
around in a fast corner until Peter spun and Kissed the Ascari wall.
Peter quickly recovered but did not manage to catch up to the leaders with
the damaged car, but managed to retain 3rd place with a few very close
battles and misses with Eduardo Perez in his Citroen. After final races of
the year at Jerez lots of body work will need replacing on Spears Lucky
No.7 Black Golf GTI ready for the 2012 season.
Touring cars, Classic Touring Cars, Historic Touring Cars joined the
Classic & GTI Touring cars on track at the same time and this weekend were
also Joined by the Iberian Gentleman Racers and the International EuroBoss
The EuroBOSS Series is a motor racing series in Europe. The first season
was in 2001. The current EuroBOSS Series is open to Formula One cars
constructed before 2004 (up to December 31, 2003), Indy Racing League or
Champ Car chassis and Formula 3000 cars with engines of unlimited capacity.
The usually open paddock and relaxed atmosphere of the races provides fans
with the opportunity to get close to some of the world's most famous cars.
Entrants are split into two classes the Formula class and Masters class.
Common EuroBOSS entries include Formula One machines from Benetton, Jordan,
Tyrrell, Minardi and on occasions a V12 Ferrari has appeared. Other
frequent entrants are Lola and Reynard CART chassis, the 1997-2002 Panoz
(fka G-Force) and Dallara INDYCAR chassis, and starting in 2012, the
2003-2011 Dallara and Panoz INDYCAR chassis after the new INDYCAR formula
begins. The Panoz Champ Car DP01 chassis from 2007 is also now legal.
FIA GT FAA VW Mk2 Golf GTI Racing & Classic Touring Car Championship 2011,
Top Fifth Gear Action With 2009 Time Attack Winner Spain 2009, Video and on
board camera of Spear, in the black Golf GTI and Stephen in the orange Golf
GTI in the 2nd round of the 2011 FAA Volkswagen Golf GTI Championship Cup &
Classic Touring Car Championship, which is sponsored by Parrot Bluetooth &
Colombes professional Racing F1.
Peter makes up a team of 2 British GT racers who have formed the team
MarbellaPlayers.com racing team which will compete in this years Golf GTI
and Touring Car Championship sponsored by DistressedSalesSpain.com &
OverseasDreams.com, two of the Costa Del Sol's busiest Real Estate Agents.
There were loads of great fifth/top gear action and side by side racing,
all throughout the grid.
Golf GTI racing is a very popular form of motorsport across Europe and
found its way to Andalucia last year. This class is comparatively cheap to
enter in to, and because of this is generating a lot of interest. The
classic Mk2 Golf GTI's will race with the Classic Touring Cars between each
round of the main FAA Touring Car Championships.
The GTI championships will have their own trophies and winners prize money
of 3000 euros. The cars have to be a Mk 2 Golf GTI 1.8cc with 8 valves, the
cars have to remain fairly standard apart from the regulation race kit
which includes: racing suspension, anti roll bars, engine mounts, racing
brakes, straight through Exhaust, roll
cage, 6 point harness, fire extinguisher, F1 cut off switches etc. that
have to be fitted.
There will be 10 races to be held throughout the year in Andalucia that
will take in circuits such as Jerez, Ascari, Guadix, and Tabernas circuit
Panoz AIV Roadster Loud sound
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Chris Ashworth records a very rare Panoz AIV Roadster revving and driving
away. AIV stands for Aluminum Intensive Vechicle. This car has the engine
of a Mustang SVT Cobra.
Very rare Panoz Esperante GT1 & others
The only road-legal prototype in the world. Only two were ever made. The
Esperante GT1 is the road legal version of the GTR-1, and was made to meet
Behind the GT1 you can see a GTR-1.
Thanks for watching.