Proof that the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is unbreakable
On a SoCal runway used by General Patton to train soldiers for WWII, we
line up the turbo for the first of 50
back-to-back launches. Porsche's PR man called this test "abusive." We
think it's a fitting tribute to the 911's 50th anniversary. The turbo, however, does not do 50 launches. It does
61, because we get woozy from acceleration and lose count. Read the rest of
the story at http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-reviews/2014-porsche-911-turbo-s-65-7-roa0314
Road & Track Experience at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch
Step (or drive) in the shoes of Road & Track's editors at this unique
driving school at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Drive a Chevrolet Corvette through some of the same exercises we use in
our road tests, then put your newly acquired skills to work on the race
Porsche 918 Spyder in Action
Performance meets ecology. Its Project Leader shares fascinating details of
this hybrid supercar. Plus, we hear it fire it up and see it run for the
1968 Lotus 56 at the 2011 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
The 1968 Lotus 56 Turbine Indy car, driven here by Parnelli Jones, as seen
at the 2011 Goodwood Festival Of Speed.
Lotus founder Colin Chapman is best remembered for having a lot of success
with unconventional and revolutionary racing cars. One of the most
outrageous Lotus designs was the Type 56, prepared for the 1968 Indy 500.
Although the novelties found on the 56 were not new, but the combination
proved to be a package very well worth the Lotus badge.
Designed by Maurice Philippe, the 56 was not equipped with a regular
internal combustion engine, but with a Pratt and Whitney industrial turbine
engine. Such an engine was used previously and proved very reliable. Due to
the nature of a turbine engine, no gearbox was needed. Using the proven
Ferguson four wheel drive system, the turbine engine's power was
transferred to all wheels.
Although the turbine was not quite as powerful as the turbo charged internal combustion engines used by
the competition, Chapman was confident that the four wheel drive system
would give Lotus the edge over the rest. The operation was partly funded by
Andy Granatelli's STP company and the wedge shaped cars were livered in
STP's striking orange colour scheme.
Lotus intended to enter their two Formula 1 drivers, Jim Clark and Graham
Hill and Granatelli himself would enter another two cars for American
drivers, including Parnelli Jones. Unfortunately Clark lost his life in a
Formula 2 accident earlier that year. His replacement, Mike Spence, was
struck by tragedy as well, losing his life after a high speed accident with
Lotus 56 in one of the Indy 500 test sessions.
Eventually Graham Hill, Joe Leonard and Art Polland entered the race with
the turbine Lotus. Again Lotus' bold move proved successful with Leonard on
pole, closely followed by Hill. Hill crashed out early in the race, and
Leonard and Pollard both retired with fuel pump problems. Leonard was in
the lead with just a few laps to go, when his turbine engine died.
A grief strucken Chapman had returned to Europe with Spence's body and left
the turbine Indy cars in Granatelli's hands. He campaigned the cars with
little success. At the end of the season the innovative cars were left
obsolete when the sport's governing body (USAC) banned both turbine engines
and four wheel drive.
Featured is Parnelli Jones' Type 56, which has benefited from a ground up
restoration in recent years. It is in full running order, but it is no
longer fitted with the original turbine engine. This unique racer is
pictured here at the 2004 Eyes on Design exhibition held at the Edsel and
Eleanor Ford House.
Perry King's Gurney Alligator - 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Ten years ago F1 racing legend, Dan Gurney, donated the first Gurney
Alligator for permanent display at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Perry
King was in attendance at the event and one of Gurney's first paying
customers. Troy Siahaan talks with King about the different model
Alligators on display at the Quail event.
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Spa Francorchamps old track circuit
new HD version : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMi8aN7P-4o
Les Combes - Burnenville 1:30 Malmédy 2:14
Masta 4:16 Stavelot 5:20 La Carriiére 6:27.
Old Spa Francorchamps circuit as used from 1922 till 1970. Filmed bewtween
connections with new track from Les Combes to the new Stavelot corner.
As you can see in the beginning of the vid, the track was wider at the
time. Looks like a new asphalt layer on top of the old road.
Its pretty hard to find race footage of the old track, especially from
Combes, Burnenville, Malmédy , Stavelot and te entire climb back up to La
Racing In America Spotlight: 1967 Ford Mark IV
In 1967, American racing history was made, and thus far has never been
With the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, Racing in America reflects on
the 45th anniversary of the Ford Mark IV claiming the second of four
consecutive victories for Ford Motor Company cars at Le Mans, arguably the
greatest American racing victory on foreign soil.
That day in 1967, the stunning red Mark IV, now in the procession of Henry
Ford Museum as part of its Racing in America collection, was driven to the
overall victory by A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney. It remains today the only Le
Mans overall win by American drivers, in an American-built car, with an
American engine (Ford V8), prepared by an American team (Shelby American).
1967 USA GP at Watkins Glen
Winner: Jim Clark (Lotus-Ford)
Pole position: Graham Hill (Lotus-Ford) - 1:05.48
Fastest Lap: Graham Hill (Lotus-Ford) - 1:06.0
Nine Days In Summer - Ford Archive Gems DVD 1967
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - Jay Leno's Garage
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. Daniel Eastman of Porsche North America walks Jay
through this hybrid supercar, created to herald the future of sports cars
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#15 The Flying Lap with Peter Windsor - "Happy Birthday Dan Gurney" + Malaysian GP Debrief
iTunes: audio http://bit.ly/hhES6J video http://bit.ly/f9cHhc More episodes
at http://theflyinglap.com 'The Flying Lap with Peter Windsor', Wednesdays
at 1800 UK, 10AM Pacific. Wednesday's episode co-incides with the 80th
birthday of that great American racing driver, Dan Gurney. Accordingly, we
will be welcoming Dan, a 4-time F1 winner, onto the show live from the
headquarters of All-American Racers in Santa Ana, California, mainly to say
"Happy Birthday" but also to talk about machinery like the 1967
Eagle-Weslake - a car generally considered by F1 enthusiasts world-wide to
be the most beautiful of all time - and Dan's amazing racing life. We'll
also be looking back at the Malaysian Grand Prix and ahead to the UBS
Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai with two other special guests - Sergio
Rinland, the ex-Williams, ex-Sauber engineer who also worked for Dan
Gurney, and Rob Wilson, the world's leading driver coach.