NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. Feature Car: Nick Kale's genuine GTHO Phase II Ford Falcon. This is the real deal with a prestigious racing history, now restored to perfection. Andy's back from the 24-hour around Nürburgring, so look out for a full report from him. Young Achievers: Speaking of successful racing, we catch up with Anthony Marsh, as seen in the current issue of NZV8 Magazine, Anthony has been having huge success at the dragstrip in the Metalman Dragster. Muscle Car Racing: We caught up with Shane Moore and his ex Super GT-winning Commodore at Taupo recently, and were amazed with the vehicle. Shane tells us all about it on this week's show.
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 4 test drive.flv
This car's likely one of the most significant production cars in Australia
to have never gone into full production. So glad to see this car in the
light of day. Much speculation surrounds the truth of the XA GTHO Phase
4's. Forget all that, just enjoy the video and the few remaining cars in
exitence. I will say, however, beware of the mass media and its vile,
conniving behaviours - considering its them that destroyed our opprtunity
to have this car on the road.
NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. Feature Car: Nick Kale's genuine GTHO Phase II
Ford Falcon. This is the real deal with a prestigious racing history, now
restored to perfection.
Andy's back from the 24-hour around Nürburgring, so look out for a full
report from him.
Young Achievers: Speaking of successful racing, we catch up with Anthony
Marsh, as seen in the current issue of NZV8 Magazine, Anthony has been
having huge success at the dragstrip in the Metalman Dragster.
Muscle Car Racing: We caught up with Shane Moore and his ex Super
GT-winning Commodore at Taupo recently, and were amazed with the vehicle.
Shane tells us all about it on this week's show.
Running From The Guns
Australian B grade movie from the late '80s. Plot, acting and dialogue were
all pretty bad. It featured rising star Jon Blake who ended up with
horrific injuries while working on his next film. The good guys drove a
real Shelby Cobra, COB 6043 I think is it's serial number. There's some
great Aussie cars in it too.
1960 Ford Falcon Gasser Barona Drag Strip 7-28-2012
1960 Ford Falcon Gasser Drag Racing at the king of clubs Rockabilly road
trip. Nothing like a straight axle in a 1960 ford falcon.
gasser was a type of hot rod originating on the dragstrips of the United
States in the late 1950s and continued until the early 1970s. Gassers were
based on production models from the 1930s to mid 1950s, which have been
stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a truck beam axle to
provide better weight distribution on acceleration (Beam axles are also
lighter than an independent front suspension), though a raised stock front
suspension is common as well. Common weight reduction techniques include
fibreglasss body panels, stripped interiors and plexiglass windows
(sometimes color tinted).
Being built for racing, these cars are subject to either an engine swap,
tuning or both. It was very common to fit a Roots Supercharger and mechanical fuel injection, such
as one from Algon, Hilborn, or Crower.
With form being dictated by function, their appearance is often very top
heavy and ungainly, largely due to front ends being raised higher than
stock, to assist weight transfer. Having their Exhaust pipes exiting through the fender well is
a common characteristic. Although functional, these cars
were often flamboyantly painted in metalflakes, pearls, and candy finishes
complemented by lettering in wild fonts.
The name arose because they were a gasoline-fuelled class, rather than
using methanol or nitromethane.
The Ford Falcon was an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from 1960
to 1970. It was a huge sales success for Ford initially, handily outselling
rival compacts from Chrysler and General Motors introduced at the same
time. During its lifespan, the Falcon was offered in a wide range of body
styles: two-door and four-door sedans, two-door and four-door station
wagons, two-door hardtops, convertibles, a sedan delivery and the Ranchero
pickup. y American standards of the 1960s, the Falcon was a small car, but
elsewhere it would be considered a mid-size car. It was powered by a small,
lightweight 90 hp (67 kW), 144 CID (2.4 L) straight-6 with a single-barrel
carburetor. Construction was unibody, and suspension was fairly standard;
coil springs in front, leaf springs in the rear. Drum brakes were used at
the front and rear wheels. Front suspension was independent with coil
springs. A three-speed manual column shift was standard with the
two-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic optionally available . There was room for
six passengers in reasonable comfort in the simple interior. Body styles
available from the launch year were two- and four-door sedans, two- or
four-door station wagons, and the Ranchero car-based pickup, transferred
onto the Falcon platform for 1960 from the Fairlane. A Mercury derivative,
the Mercury Comet, originally intended for the defunct Edsel marque, was
launched in the US midway through the 1960 model year.
BEST of Muscle Cars ( CRASH and FAIL ) pure sound EPIC
NZV8TV Ep 2 - muscle cars, Beach Hop, Nostalgia drags - Part 1
Central Muscle Cars:
We hit the Taupo Racetrack with Central Muscle Cars and check out the
awesome Mustang of Greg
Honour. Hes managed to win one series, and come second in another, how will
he go in this semi-final round?
Beach Hop: We also head back to Whangamata to enjoy a slightly slower paced
event, the Beach Hop. Between checking out the cars, the bands and the
girls, we catch up with the paint gurus from House Of Kolor and check out
their latest innovation.
Castrol Edge brought Aussie Drag Racing Legends Victor and Ben Bray over
for Beach Hop, and the Nostalgia Drags. We manage to catch up with them at
both events on this weeks show.
Nostalgia Drags: Victor was super impressed with the Nostalgia Drags - he
and son Ben smoke their '57 Chev up the Meremere strip. Watch Dave Goulds
insane Fiat Topolino attempt to jump the guardrails on every pass, nasty
Norris's nostalgia rail wheels up, Paul Hammond's VG Valiant as well as a
great mix of other cars and people from the event.