2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races Group 5B Big Bore Production Race, #211 1963 Ford Falcon
This is in-car footage taken from the #211 1963 Ford Falcon, from the group
5B 1963-1967 over 2.5 Liter Production GT race. This car normally competes
as the #5 Historic Trans Am Falcon, but for this event, it was configured
as run in the 1966 24 Hour FIA Mexican Road Rally. This Falcon was awarded
the Ford Motor Company Thomas W. Senter Memorial Award for representing the
most significant Ford at this event.
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
Smokey Yunick 1968 Camaro Trans Am Race Car at Hot Rod - Eastwood
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One of the most legendary race cars of all time made an appearance at the
Hot Rod Magazine 65th Anniversary Homecoming in Pomona in March 2013 - the
1968 Camaro made famous
by Smokey Yunick. Although Yunick never won a Trans Am Race in this car,
he did set numerous speed and endurance records. Do Yenko later purchased
the car and led it to Trans Am victories.
The car was altered in many ways, and much has been written about Smokey
and the tech inspections.
Yunick also built a 1968 Camaro for Trans-Am racing.
Although Yunick set several speed and endurance records with the car at
Bonneville Speedway, with both a 302 cubic inch (~4942 cubic centimeter)
and a 396 cubic inch (~6489 cubic centimeter) engine, it never won a race
while Yunick owned it. It was later sold to Don Yenko, who did win several
races. In typical Yunick fashion, the car, although superficially a stock
Camaro, had acid-dipped
body panels and thinner window glass to reduce weight, the front end of the
body tilted downwards and the windshield laid back for aerodynamics, all
four fenders widened, the front subframe Z'ed (to physically move the front
suspension higher and lower the front of the car) and the floorpan moved up
to lower the car, and many other detailed modifications. The drip rails
were even brought closer to the body for a tiny aerodynamic improvement. A
connector to the engine oil system was extended into the car's interior, to
allow the driver to add oil from a pressurized hose during pit stops. In
order to allow the driver enough freedom of movement, the shoulder harness
was modified to include a cable-ratchet mechanism from a military
helicopter. In 1993, Vic Edelbrock, Jr. purchased and restored the car.
Yunick grew up on a farm in Neshaminy, Pennsylvania and had to drop out of
school to run the farm at age 16, upon the death of his father. This,
however, gave him an opportunity to exercise his talents for improvising
and optimizing mechanical solutions; for instance, constructing a tractor
from the remains of a junked car. In his spare time, he built and raced
motorcycles; this is where he got his nickname, "Smokey," derived from the
behavior of one of his motorcycles.
Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion Edited Race 8-17-13
We hope you enjoy yourself as you come along with Bruce Canepa as he
pilot's The Revs Institutes™ 1963 Chevrolet Grand Sport Corvette to
victory at the The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013. This car also
had the honor of winning The John Fitch Corvette Excellence Award.