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
Driving the 2011 Scion tC
The new, more purpose-driven Scion tC lets out a growl we haven't heard in
a Toyota product since the Celica.
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
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.
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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
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BEST Formula 1 Sounds - V6, V8, V10 and V12
Over the years I had the opportunity to film many Ferrari F1s from
different eras (from the early V6 turbo
to the V10, V12 up to the most recent V8) and with this video I want to
show you a glimpse of the best sounds of these screaming engines, turn up
1965 Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 4 of 5
This is the fourth of five parts of "The 12 Hour Grind" which deals with
the legendary 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix. This is the race where Jim
Hall and his Chaparral went on to victory despite the notoriously rough
Sebring course and the deluge of five inches of rain that struck half way
through the race. For the first time in many years American drivers
driving an American car had won the race.
1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle MkI
1966 AAR Gurney Weslake Eagle MkI
SOLD $3,740,000 Including Commission
Gooding Auction, Pebble Beach, CA. 2013
Raced in period by Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant and Bruce McLaren; Driven by
Gurney to win at the 1967 Brands Hatch Race of Champions, the first win for
an Eagle and the first American car to win a Formula One race in decades;
One of four Eagle Mk 1s built; Gurney-Weslake three-liter V-12 engine;
restored under the ownership of collector Miles Collier; successfully
campaigned in leading historic events and seven world championship races;
offered with FIA paperwork and original AAR Blueprints.
The Eagle Mk I Dan Gurney's distinguished Formula 1 career began in 1959.
Driving for Scuderia Ferrari, he achieved two podium finishes in his first
four races -- an auspicious start for the young Southern California driver.
Following a miserable 1960 season, driving a BRM P48 for Owen Racing
Organization, Gurney joined Porsche's Grand Prix effort. At the 1962 French
Grand Prix at Rouen, Gurney drove the newly developed 804 to his first
World Championship victory and captured the first Formula 1 win for
Porsche. When Porsche withdrew from Grand Prix racing at the end of the
1962 season, Gurney was the first driver hired by Jack Brabham to join the
Brabham Racing Organization. Between 1963 and 1965, Gurney captured two
wins and 10 podium finishes for Brabham including the manufacturer's first
World Championship win. As Gurney rose to prominence in Formula 1 and
sports car racing, he developed a close relationship with Carroll Shelby.
As early as 1962, the two discussed plans to build an American Formula 1
car -- one that could successfully compete on the international stage. Ever
since Gurney began racing Grand Prix cars, it had been his goal to win the
Formula 1 World Championship driving a car of his own design. In 1965,
Shelby convinced Goodyear, which was intent on challenging Firestone's
domination of American racing, to sponsor a new USAC team led by Dan
Gurney. Later that year, Gurney established his team -- All American Racers
-- based out of a one-story industrial building in Santa Ana, California.
Though AAR's initial focus was building an Indy 500 winner, Gurney and
Shelby convinced Goodyear to sponsor the construction of a Formula 1 car.
Considering that Formula 1 was dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Brabham,
and Lotus -- and the fact that no US car and driver combination had won a
major European Grand Prix since Jimmy Murphy's Duesenberg took the French
Grand Prix in 1921 -- the AAR Formula 1 project was certainly ambitious. In
1965, Gurney set to work developing his first single-seat racing cars,
which he dubbed the Eagles. Developed in parallel, the Eagle Mk I was
designed to compete in Formula 1 and the Eagle Mk II was intended to
compete in the USAC circuit. To design their dual-purpose Indy-Grand Prix
car, AAR enlisted the services of British designer Len Terry, who had
worked on the Indy 500-winning Lotus 38. In a short period, Terry created a
state-of-the-art full-length riveted aluminum monocoque chassis. Fitted
with a gorgeous beak nose -- inspired by the Eagle name -- and finished in
a patriotic blue and white livery, the Eagle Mk I was an inspired design.
For AAR to have any chance against the established Formula 1 teams, they
would need a special engine. During summer 1965, Dan Gurney turned to
Aubrey Woods, a talented engine designer with whom he had worked during his
1960 season driving a BRM. Woods informed Gurney of a special three-liter
V-12 that he had been developing with the Weslake Company in Rye, Sussex,
England. Gurney signed on immediately and, in less than a year, Harry
Weslake and Aubrey Woods progressed from the drawing board to the race
circuit. The Gurney-Weslake V-12, with its efficient four-valve head,
developed a genuine 410 bhp at 10,200 rpm and weighed just 365 lbs. Even
more impressive, the engine was extremely compact, fitting into the same
space provided for the Indy Ford V-8, and it was remarkably flexible, with
a full-throttle power curve that began as low as 6,000 rpm. In June 1966,
the first AAR Eagle Mk I, AAR-101, was unveiled at the Belgian Grand Prix
at Spa. It was a tremendous achievement for Dan Gurney and a shining moment
in the history of American motor racing. This Car The Eagle Mk I presented
here, AAR-102, was the second chassis built by AAR and the first example to
race with the Aubrey Woods-developed Gurney-Weslake V-12. In September
1966, AAR-102 made its competition debut in the Italian Grand Prix at
Monza, the seventh round of the World Championship.
Robert Myrick Photography