VARA Big Bore Bash - Nov 4, 2012
VARA BBB, Willow Springs Int'l Raceway, Group 5 Small bore, season finale.
Datsun 510 Wagon camera car. Started 4th, finished 4th (42 cars), had the
lead for a couple laps.
Oil and Speedy-dry thanks to Group 4 ;-(
Datsun 510 Wagon race car
1973 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen New York
Stewart had already clinched his third World Driver's Championship when the
teams came to Watkins Glen, and he intended the final Grand Prix of 1973 to
be his swan song.
"I had decided in April that I would retire at the end of the season, win
or lose," Stewart recalled. "Watkins Glen was going to be my last race in a
Formula One car. François Cevert was going to be number one in the team
for 1974, although he never knew it. Ken Tyrrell and I had kept it a secret
that I was going to retire after that race. In fact, not even my wife,
Helen, who was with me that weekend, knew."
With just a few minutes left in the Saturday morning qualifying session,
however, the track suddenly fell quiet. Cevert had crashed violently in the
uphill Esses heading onto the back of the circuit, between Turns Three and
Four. Fighting the car as he went up the hill, Cevert ran too high on the
kerbs and slid into the right hand guardrail. The car then lashed sideways
across the track and struck the Armco on the left side of the track at 150
mph at an almost 90 degree angle. The nose of the car submarined into the
ground, causing the car to flip upwards on over the barrier, coming to rest
upside down on top of the Armco. Jody Scheckter's McLaren was close behind,
and he stopped and rushed over to help Cevert out of the car, but Cevert
had died instantly. Ken Tyrrell had lost a great driver and Jackie Stewart
an outstanding teammate at the circuit where Cevert had taken his only
Grand Prix win. "It was a horrendous accident which took the life of a
wonderfully charming, personable, handsome young man, who was a tremendous
friend to both Helen and me," Stewart said.
The Tyrrells of Stewart and Chris Amon had earned the fifth and twelfth
spots on the grid, but the team decided to withdraw in tribute to Cevert,
and Stewart's driving career was over after 99 races and an all-time record
27 Grand Prix wins.
Executive BRE Datsun 240Z at Apex Alignment
Fresh build of a vintage racecar done by Greg Ira of Revtec Race
Engineering. It just finished getting an alignment, setting ride height,
and corner balancing by Albert Lazo of Apex Alignment, Inc. in Miami, FL.
This car will be racing at Historic Sportscar Racing and Sportscar Vintage
Racing Association events throughout the United States. For more
information, contact www.revtec1.com
Datsun 510 Sedan video #2
another quick walk around sorry for it being kinda dark i was just in my
garage cleaning it up a bit. next video ill take it out and turn it on so
you can hear what the engine sounds like!
2010 SVRA Watkins Glen, Group 3 Triumph TR4
Two former SCCA Production racers from the 1960s battle it out.
2010 SVRA US Grand Vintage Gran Prix
Group 3, Qualifying Race
1961 Porsche 356 - Vic Skirmants
1962 Lotus Super 7 - Denny Wilson
Alfa Romeo Duetto - Mike Besic
Triumph TR4 - Dick Stockton
Datsun 510 - Bob Leitzinger
Alfa Romeo Duetto - Ceasar Cone