Volkswagen Type 3 Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 2-16-2013
Volkswagen Type 3 Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip The Volkswagen Type 3 (sold as the Volkswagen 1500 and later the Volkswagen 1600) was a compact car manufactured and marketed by Volkswagen (VW), introduced at the 1961 Frankfurt Motor Show, Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) and ultimately available in two-door notchback, fastback and station wagon variants.
The Type 3 diversified Volkswagen's product range beyond the existing models — the Type 1 (Beetle), Type 14 Karmann Ghia, Type 2 (Bus) — while retaining their engineering principles, notably the air-cooled engine and the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. The Type 3 followed the Type 1, utilizing a low-profile version of Volkswagen's rear-engined, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine, as well as body-on-chassis construction while featuring ponton styling in contrast to the Type 1's articulated fender and running board. VW finalized the design by 1959 with prototypes ready for testing by 1960. Secrecy was such that even at the 1960 Geneva Auto Show, VW denied they were readying a new design. In 1961 VW announced the new line as the "VW1500".
Production began in August 1961, a month before launch, of the Volkswagen 1500 Notchback, encompassing three-box styling in a notchback saloon body. Production of the Karmann Ghia 1500 (also known as the Type 34 Karmann Ghia) with a coupé body commenced in November 1961 and deliveries started in January 1962. The estate bodied Variant (known as the Squareback in the USA) followed, with the first cars produced in February 1962. Two convertibles based on the 1500 Notchback were also announced with the original models, but did not enter production.
VW Pro Stock drag racing video, 2001, Sacramento & Las Vegas
VW drag racing video, PRA Pro Stock class, circa 2001, from the VW Speed
Scene video. These are tube chassis cars, running in an all-motor,
pounds-per-cubic-inch class. By 2001, PRA Pro Stock drag racing had pretty
much run it's course. Being competitive in the class took a lot of hard
work, and it was expensive. Racers you'll see here include Danny Vaca, in
the immaculate VW fastback, and Randy Bowen from Colorado, who could cut a
light with the best of 'em. Damon Harmon, the legendary Texas PRA racer,
hit the circuit hard in 2001, and of course Shawn Geers needs no
Don Chamberlin is doing trackside announcing duties.
Four Wheeler Quads At Big Three Auto Swap 2-23-2013
Check out all these quads from yamaha honda, yamaha banshee.
The 47th annual antique and collector car parts exchange and swap meet will
be held at Qualcomm (old Jack Murphy) Stadium on the weekend of February
22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2013. The BIG 3 Auto Swap is held annually and has grown
to be the largest old car event held in the San Diego area. This auto swap
attracts participants from all over the country. This entire event is
totally operated by volunte
VW drag racing, Outlaw Turbo class, BUG-IN 35, 2010
VW drag racing from the Fontana BUG-IN #35. This is the M-Spec Motorsports
Outlaw turbo class, which is also run at
the Irwindale Drag Day races. Racers in attendance included Roger Crawford
from Heads-Up Performance, in his Nitrous-powered Karmann Ghia, Hector Urias(R.I.P.)
running his VW Beetle with the Type 1 transmission, Eric Calabrese in the
Red Baron Pro Mod VW, etc.
There are also a couple of license passes in this video. Other VW drag
racing clips from the event being posted later.
1965 VW Squareback with buried speedo
In board my friend Caps 1965 VW Squareback.Hit 116 mph in one pass and
buried the speedo doing 120 mph in another.1914 cc, Cb Performance 044
Heads,MSD Ignition, FK10 Cam,Pauter 1.4:1 ratio rockers, Exhaust is custom built by Cap using a Corvette
VW Type 3 Custom Exhaust
A custom Exhaust I made for my 69
Squareback. It tucks up nicely. Perfect for a lowered car. Sounds deep and
throaty as well. Engine is a 1835cc with dual Baby Weber ICT34's, OG german
case, crank, cam, lifters. MOFOCO 042 big valve heads. Empi 1 5/8 merged
headers. Feel free to ask any questions.