SVRA Watkins Glen 2011 Sunday Group 3 race
This is from inside my 1967 Datsun 2000 (ex Bob Sharp, ex Dick Tillinger)
in the SVRA Group 3 race at Watkins Glen on Sept 11, 2011. I'm racing with
Bill Treffert in his very quick 1961 MGA for the overall Group 3 win. A
very fun clean race and I was thrilled to win on the weekend that Datsun
was featured marque and Bob Sharp was Grand Marshall. Too much fun!
Race Car Preparation - '68 Trans AM Penske-Sunoco Camaro start-up at Borelli Motor Sports
The famous '68 Penske-Sunoco Camaro having work performed at
Borelli Motor Sports. The car sounds as good as it looks!
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Bill Bagshaw's NHRA Pro Stock "Red Light Bandit" 1970 Hemi Challenger
This 1970 Hemi Challenger was owned and raced by Bill Bagshaw in NHRA Pro
Stock drag racing from 1970 to 1973. The car made its debut in 1970 at the
NHRA U.S. Nationals, and won "Best Engineered" at the event. It was
featured in the November 1970 issue of Hot Rod magazine. John Gastman of
Roanoke Motors Chrysler/Dodge in Roanoke, IL owns the Red Light Bandit. He
purchased it from a private owner as part of a package deal back in 1994.
In January, 2011, Gastman called on Bucky Hess, and his son Travis Hess, at
Bucky's Ltd in Martinsburg, WV to restore this historic race car. Bill
Bagshaw, the original owner and racer, provided an enormous amount of
information to Gastman and Bucky during the restoration of the Challenger.
Bagshaw became part of the restoration team when he agreed to rebuild the
Red Light Bandit's 426 Hemi motor at Ron Shaver's Racing Engines in
Torrance, CA. Using pictures from magazine articles and build pics, Bucky's
fabricator, Cole McAllister, expertly returned the body to 1970 condition.
The talented artist Nelson Grimes re-created the lettering to "as raced"
appearance, using both gold leaf and white gold leaf materials. The final
product is stunning.
1968 Penske Camaro Race Car
This 1968 Penske Camaro
Race Car was driven Mark Donohue. Mark was the first driver engineer to get
into custom suspension and handling in extreme sport racing. Winning the
Indianapolis 500 in 1972. Together Mark and Penske took racing to the next
Trans Am racing 1970
Recently restored footage of a film called Trans Am Countdown made in 1970
showcasing the Javelin AMC race team with Mark Donohue and Rodger Pensky
Look at the clarity and color of this film even with major compression on
the web this looks fantastic like it was shot yesterday this come from the
original NEG and he complete film is available at www.carfilms.com on DVD