This video features Bob Bondurant getting in 4 laps at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler AZ. Click above to take a ride with Bob behind the wheel of our BTM Cheetah #001 Racecar.
Cheetah Race Car Chases a Boss-302 Mustang
In this video a 400+ hp Cheetah vintage race car chases a 430 hp Boss 302
Mustang at Inde MotorSports
Ranch near Wilcox, Arizona on a day when the air temperature was 100 F. The
Cheetah seems to leap from corner to corner with little effort, using only
a fraction of it's power. This Cheetah is a very valuable collector car so
the owner does not drive it at 100%, but it still cut a lap on this 2.8-mi
21-turn track at less than 2-min. Only 15 of these magnificent race cars
from the mid-1960s were ever built. This immaculate example was built by
the owner several years ago from the original blue-prints, and is powered
by a small-block Chevy engine with four dual-throat Weber carburetors and
makes in excess of 400 hp.
1960 Chaparral Mark 1 - Jim Hall's First
2010 Limerock Park CT 25th Annual Vintage Race Car Festival 4 days with 320
entries including Jim Hall's first build Chaparral Mark 1 with an Aluminum
body, still has original paint & the original 318 ci small block Chevy
(today with a Holley).
Cheetah Race Car
Born in the '60s, and re-born in recent years; like it's namesake on the
African Savanna, this race car is fast, agile, and very beautiful, and the
example featured here (one of only a half-dozen still run on the track) is
surly one of, if not the finest example out there. I came across this rare
beast over the Labor Day weekend at the new Inde MotorSports Ranch track
near Wilcox, AZ. Here's a link to another very good video featuring this
beautiful car at the Inde MotorSports Ranch race track (a 2.75 mi, 21-turn
natural terrian road course in the high desert of south-central Arizona):
La Jolla Orphan & Handcrafted Car Show by Drivin'Ivan Katz
Drivin'Ivan Katz covers the La Jolla Orphan & Handcrafted Car Show in
Southern California on February 13, 2011.
Check out Drivin'Ivan's other videos and car reviews
and read his stories and car reviews plus watch
BOSS 302 Chasing a Cheetah at INDE Motorsports Ranch
2012 BOSS 302 and '65 Cheetah at INDE Motorsports Ranch, Willcox AZ.
ProAutoSports Advanced Run Group.
This is my first track weekend with this car, very pleased with the
performance overall! Fastest lap of the weekend for me was a 2:06.3,
during my final session on Sunday.
French BT Cheetah Chevrolet Coupe insane Car sound static & on track
Bill Thomas Cheetah Chevrolet Coupe insane Car sound static & on track
@circuit de Ledenon 17 fevrier 2013
The 1964 Cheetah uses a 383-cubic-inch, 6.3-liter front-mounted V-8
engine positioned at 90 degrees with overhead valve design. The engine is
built with a cast-iron block and head and has 16 total valves with two
valves per cylinder. Brake horsepower measures 470 to
475 with a maximum torque rating of 435 foot-pounds. According to the
Ultimate Car Page website, the Cheetah's engine fuel feed is a proprietary
fuel injection system created by engine designer, Bill Thomas.
Brakes and Transmission
The Cheetah is equipped with four drum brakes. The vehicle's
transmission is a rear-wheel drive system with four manually shifting
gears. According to Ultimate Car Page's website, Cheetah designer Bill
Thomas was forced to use drum brakes on the vehicle because he was
restricted to using only parts that were also used on the 1963 to 1964
Frame and Suspension
The 1964 Cheetah's chassis is a space-frame type composed of
fiberglass and steel. The Cheetah's body is built from aluminum. Front and
rear suspensions for the Cheetah are independent wishbones with coil
springs. The vehicle's roll cage is positioned directly over the rear
suspension, meaning the driver operates the vehicle essentially sitting on
the vehicle's back tires. Wheelbase for the vehicle measures only 90
Jims race day
My uncle Jim built this car from the ground up, it took a lot of research
and a ton of hard work and dedication. It was a hot day at the track down
in Wilcox Az. These guys were rippin and tearin up the track pushing the
heat and speed to the limit. This is the first video I've made so Im sure
once I get to know this editing stuff better, I can come w some quality
vids soon. Let me know what you think, this was all shot on my i
phone...This Cheetah is siiiick!!!
1965 Bill Thomas CHEETAH International Car Shipping
Bill Thomas Motors built the Cheetah to be Chevrolets answer to the Shelby
Cobra. In the early 60s, the indy tracks were being dominated by the Cobra
289 and the Ferrari 250 GTO. With Corvette suspension and full support from
Chevrolet, the Cheetah hit the race tracks in 1963.
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Boasting a 520 hp Chevy small-block V-8, the Cheetah had incredible lateral
acceleration and could run a quarter mile in 10 seconds.
Only 16 to 23 Cheetahs were fully produced, and many of those originals
still make appearances in vintage races around the country. BTM, a
different company with the full blessing of Bill Thomas, now builds a
limited number of Cheetahs each year. These are more than just $100K
replicas. Built from the original plans with the finest of Corvette
performance parts, these Cheetahs are ready to hit the track again.