Machines come and go, usually becoming the victims of human progress..
Murray Markwell of Southern Customs, in Pakenham Melbourne loves his American Muscle Cars, he also loves having a beer and having a chat. Murray is a walking talking encyclopedia of information about cars and car culture. Bandit Films were happy to go along for the ride and film this old NASCAR behemoth, a true testament to speed, power and money...
Director: Aaron Cuthbert
Director of Photography/ Editing/Colour Grade: Daniel De Silva
Producer/ Photography: Tom Broadhurst
Title: The Outside Man theme music
Composer: Michel Legrand
About the Superbird:
Developed specifically for NASCAR racing, the Superbird, a modified Road Runner/Belvedere, was Plymouth's follow-on design to the Charger Daytona fielded by sister company Dodge in the previous season. The Charger 500 version that began the 1969 season was the first American car to be designed aerodynamically using a wind tunnel and computer analysis, and later was modified into the Daytona version with nose and tail. The Superbird's smoothed-out body and nosecone were further refined from that of the Daytona, and the street version's retractable headlights added nineteen inches to the Road Runner's original length. The rear spoiler, or "wing", was mounted on tall vertical struts that put it into less disturbed air thus increasing the efficiency of the downdraft that it placed upon the car's rear axle. In street versions, it was designed to provide clearance for the trunklid to open freely. The rear-facing fender scoops were incorporated in an effort to ventilate trapped air from the wheel wells in order to facilitate brake cooling.
A Mopar Orange Plymouth Superbird.
In response, NASCAR's homologation requirement demanded that vehicles to be raced must be available to the general public and sold through dealerships in specific minimum numbers. For 1970, NASCAR raised the production requirement from 500 examples to one for every two manufacturer's dealers in the United States; in the case of Plymouth, that meant having to build 1,920 Superbirds. Due to increasing emissions regulations, combined with insurance hikes for high performance cars, 1970 was its only production year.
"Superbird" decals were placed on the outside edges of the spoiler vertical struts featuring a picture of the Road Runner cartoon character holding a racing helmet. A smaller version of the decal appears on the driver side headlight door. Superbirds had three engine options: the 426 Hemi V8 engine, the 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor, or the 440 Super Commando Six Barrel with three two-barrel carburetors. Only 135 models were fitted with the 426 Hemi. As the 440 was less expensive to produce, the "Street" version of the 426 Hemi engine used in competition was homologated by producing the minimum number required.
On the street, the nose cone and wing were very distinctive, but the aerodynamic improvements hardly made a difference there or on the drag strip. In fact, the 1970 Road Runner was actually quicker in the quarter mile and standard acceleration tests due to the increased weight of the Superbird's nose and wing. Only at speeds in excess of 90 mph (140 km/h) did the modifications show any benefit.
"The year is 1947, an ex-serviceman returns home to Southern California.
His old '32 Ford Roadster is removed from the shed, and the guts of a
wrecked '39 Mercury sedan are transplanted in, giving more power, braking
and top speed, essential for the dry lakes racing career he will embark on.
He outfits the motor with products from the growing speed equipment
industries catalogues, and races his car against fellow car club members
and the clock. The car also serves as daily transport for him in the mild
So Cal climate, the loud twin Exhausts
upsetting the locals still not used to the returned soldiers need for
peacetime thrills. The era immediately following WW2 in Southern California
was the time frame and inspiration for me to build an accurate recreation
of a stripped down, dry lakes racing, late forties street roadster.
Something of a time machine, so that a drive down the street or across the
state could become a journey back sixty years.
Rancho Deluxe is my full time business, building traditional hotrod
classics and components, and assembling period correct cars. The Rancho
Deluxe roadster is my expression of a true Hot-Rod, a time machine back to
when innovation was hand built, and the true test of man and machine was
flat out across the Lakes"
Owner of Rancho Deluxe
The above article taken from:
Fuel Magazine Australia Issue No.4
Check out another article on Ben Thomas:
Director of Photography:
Daniel De Silva
Assistant Camera Operators
Daniel De Silva
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The Ford Falcon Squire
The Squire is a short film about a dude and his car.
Kyle is a guy who loves vintage cars of the early 1960's
His 1963 Ford Falcon Squire took years to rebuild and restore to its
original glory and now its the family car.
He hopes to give The Squire to his son when he's old enough to drive it.
Music Ride On: by Nick Jaguar
Director: Tom Broadhurst
Camera: Daniel DaSilva
1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda / American Musclecar Legend
This is an original 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda with the 4-speed manual
transmission. Less than 400 of these legendary Hemi Cudas with the 4-speed
manual transmission were built in 1970. True American Musclecar
History of stock car racing, moonshine, muscle cars
I do not claim any ownership over the copyrights to this video. It was
recorded off the TV around 1995 and I have not seen it anywhere since, so I
thought I would share it with the world. This video has not been monetized
and therefore I am not earning revenue from it.
71 Dodge Daytona
Gary & Pam Beineke built their 1971(G-Series) wingcars based upon results
from a secret wind tunnel test report Chrysler had conducted in early 1970
on the new 71 Dodge and Plymouth B-bodies. No full scale cars were ever
built...until now. After building a car they tested the full scale version
in the A2 Wind Tunnel. This video shows the smoke testing from that day.
American Muscle Car - S02E07 - Dodge Daytona & Plymouth Superbird
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
132165 / 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6t2flsp
You already know RK Motors Charlotte is Winged Warrior Central in the past
three years, we've had more than a few of these, including our spectacular
restored HEMI Daytona that set several price records when it sold earlier
this year. Well, here's the follow-up: a gorgeous HEMI Superbird with just
16,905 original miles, a beautifully preserved Chrysler Corporation
broadcast sheet, and a 100% original interior. It has been featured on TV
shows, in calendars, books and magazines, and headlined a big-name auction.
Our restored car was undoubtedly the nicest in the world, but this one is
something else entirely. By now, everyone knows the Superbird story, so I'm
not going to go into details about the reasons these amazing cars were
built. But when a car is outlawed from NASCAR racing because it's too fast,
you know you've done something right. Too radical for most buyers when they
were new, today they're highly-sought collectibles that live at the top of
the Mopar food chain. As I mentioned earlier, this car is very nicely
documented with a gorgeous Chrysler Corporation broadcast sheet that came
from behind the back seat. It also has a certificate of authenticity
verifying its matching numbers status, original owners manuals, and a stack
of photos from the engine detail session that show all the relevant
stampings and casting numbers. This car also took second in its class at
the 1990 Mopar Nationals, and there's a judging sheet included, although
it's important to note that the 2nd place was awarded before all the
detailing was done, so the car would likely score much higher today.
Finally, there's a copy of the reference book on Superbirds, which features
this car extensively as a benchmark for authenticity.
Look at the relevant details again HEMI Superbird with just 16,905 original
miles. Well documented, this car can be shown at the highest levels with
confidence. A lot of so-called experts claim the Hemi market is in decline,
but our sales record suggests otherwise. Offered at about half the price of
the restored Daytona we sold a few months ago, this one could almost be
considered a bargain. If you're a fan of these cars, your collection isn't
complete without a HEMI Superbird. Call today!
1964 Plymouth Belvedere rockin test drive, for sale, http://www.autoappraise.com 800-301-3886
Certified auto appraiser Jason Phillips completed a 3 hour long inspection
and auto appraisal which includes over 300 photos, jacked up, magnet test,
test drive and full written description report.
http://www.autoappraise.com. $42,500.00.This video plus another test drive
video haulin buns down the road! Order the full report and photos....it's
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1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Wipeout
Step back in time a quarter of a century to the 1982 Chrysler Car Club
Convention held at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan.
Check out a F6 Spring Green 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona as it loses control
on one of the smaller banked curves at the Proving Grounds. There was a
happy ending though as the car merely spun out down on to the lower apron
of the banking.