1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Drag Racing Racelegal.com 8-24-2012
drag race your ride at Qualcomm stadium 1/8 mile drag strip. 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a 2+2 coupe and convertible marketed from 1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen -- combining the chassis and mechanics of the Type 1 (Beetle), styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia, and hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann.
The Karmann Ghia was internally designated the Type 14. Volkswagen later introduced a variant in 1961, the Type 34 -- featuring angular bodywork and based on the newly introduced Type 3 platform.
Production doubled soon after its introduction, becoming the car most-imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully designed products.
Over 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's production life -- not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975
The Type 14 was marketed as a practical and stylish 2+2 rather than as a true sports car. As they shared engines, the Type 14's engine displacement grew concurrently with the Type 1 (Beetle), ultimately arriving at a displacement of 1584 cc, producing 60 hp (45 kW).
In August 1957, Volkswagen introduced a convertible version of the Karmann Ghia. Exterior changes in 1961 included wider and finned front grilles, taller and more rounded rear taillights and headlights relocated to a higher position -- with previous models and their lower headlight placement called lowlights. The Italian designer Sergio Sartorelli, designer of Type 34, oversaw the various restylings of Type 14.
The 1967 Type 14 Karmann Ghia convertible gained notoriety on American television as being the car driven by CONTROL Agent 86 Maxwell Smart in the opening credits of the third and fourth seasons of Get Smart. Like the Sunbeam Tiger before it, (which remained the car driven by Smart in the episodes themseleves), the character would be seen in the opening credits screeching to a halt outside of his headquarters. The Karmann Ghia was replaced in the final season credits of the show however, by the Opel GT. In the 2008 film of the same name, a Karmann Ghia once again made an appearance driven by Smart, along with its two sister cars, though the car in the film was a model from 1970. On the 1970s sitcom Good Times an orange Karmann Ghia convertible is seen briefly during the intro. The Karmann Ghia is also the subject of a secret pass phrase in the 2011 movie Cars 2.
In 1970, larger taillights integrated the reversing lights and larger wrap-around turn signals. Still larger and wider taillights increased side visibility and at the same time large square-section bumpers replaced the smooth round originals. For the USA model only, 1973 modifications mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) included energy-absorbing bumpers. A carpeted package shelf replaced the rear seat.
In late 1974 the car was superseded by the Porsche 914 and the Golf/Rabbit based Scirocco.
Starting The Phantom Ghia prostock VW
First fire up after engine assembly. The Phantom Ghia is a 9 second 1/4
mile, 1958 VW Karmann Ghia door slammer. Built by Robert Cook or Cooker's
V-Dubs in Clear Spring, Maryland and owned and driven by Rob Schultz.
****UPDATE**** this car now resides in France under new ownership.
67 Karmann Ghia Viper V-10 "Blue Mamba"
A 1967 Karmann Ghia with a Viper V-10 motor in it that I shot at the
Detroit AutoRama 2013.....this is one cool Volkswagen...Make sure you
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Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI
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1966 Volkswagen bug and 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Drag Racing (1)
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The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a 2+2 coupe and convertible marketed from
1955 to 1974 by Volkswagen -- combining the chassis and mechanicals of the
Type 1 (Beetle), styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia,
and hand-built bodywork by German coach-builder Karmann.
The Karmann Ghia was internally designated the Type 14. Volkswagen later
introduced a variant in 1961, the Type 34 -- featuring angular bodywork and
based on the newly introduced Type 3 platform.
Production doubled soon after its introduction, becoming the car
most-imported into the U.S. American industrial designer Walter Dorwin
Teague selected the Type 14 for his list of the world's most beautifully
Over 445,000 Karmann Ghias were produced in Germany over the car's
production life -- not including the Type 34 variant. Karmann Brazil
produced 41,600 cars locally for South America between 1962 and 1975.
The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact car manufactured and marketed by
Volkswagen introduced in 2011 for model year 2012 as the successor to the
New Beetle featuring a lower profile while retaining an overall shape
recalling the original Volkswagen Beetle.
The Beetle is longer than the New Beetle (now 4,278 mm (168.4 in) and
sharing the A5 (PQ35) platform with the current Volkswagen Jetta. It also
has a lower profile, being 12 mm (0.5 in) lower than its predecessor and is
wider, being 88 mm (3.5 in) wider. The boot is now 310 L (11 cu ft), up
from 209 L (7.4 cu ft). The second generation Beetle will be built
alongside the Jetta at Volkswagen's plant in Puebla, Mexico. Although
early production versions in both Europe and North America have arrived
with WVW VIN numbers, indicating German production.
Volkswagen projects that a convertible version will follow the coupe in
2012. A performance version, called Beetle R, is projected to follow
White Chevrolet Duramax Diesel Truck Drag Racing Racelegal.com 8-24-2012
Friday night drag racing at qualcomm stadium on the 1/8 mile drag strip
this chevorolet silverado duramax diesel four wheel drive drag racing.
The Duramax is a General Motors diesel engine family for light- and medium
duty trucks, designed by Isuzu. The 6.6-liter Duramax is produced by DMAX,
a joint venture between GM and Isuzu in Moraine, Ohio. This engine was
initially installed in 2001 model year Chevy and GMC trucks and has been an
option since then in pickups, vans, and medium-duty trucks. In 2006,
production at Moraine was reportedly limited to approximately 200,000
engines per year. On May 9, 2007, DMAX announced the production of the
1,000,000th Duramax V-8 diesel at its Moraine facility.The HD variant is a
heavy-duty light truck. It is a strengthened version of the
Silverado/Sierra light-duty, and is available in the 1500HD, 2500HD, and
3500 models. The 1500HD, introduced in 2001, offers a Vortec 6000 V8 with
300 hp (224 kW) at 5200 rpm and 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque at 4000 rpm
with a Hydra-Matic 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. The 2500HD also
offers an available Duramax V8 with 300 hp (224 kW) at 3000 rpm and 550
lb·ft (746 N·m) of torque at 1600 rpm. Also available is the Vortec 8100
V8 with 340 hp (254 kW) at 4200 rpm and 455 lb·ft (617 N·m) of torque at
The 2500HD has an available five-speed (six-speed for 2006-2007 models)
Allison 1000 transmission. The Silverado 3500 offers the same
engine/transmission features that the 2500HD does, however it is usually
equipped with "dually" twin wheels at the rear and has a stronger
suspension. The HD models are primarily used for towing and high-weight
Towing capacity for the 1500HD is rated at 10,300 pounds (4,700 kg), and
can haul 3,129 pounds (1,419 kg) in the bed. The 2500HD ups these ratings
to 16,100 pounds (7,300 kg) with the 8.1 liter engine or 10,600 pounds
(4,800 kg) with the 6.0 liter engine, and 4,058 pounds (1,841 kg), while
the 3500 can tow 16,700 pounds (7,600 kg) and haul 5,511 pounds (2,500 kg).
The addition of 4 wheel drive tends to reduce the towing and carrying
capacity by 200 to 400 lb (181 kg), depending upon year and model. Other
factors, such as options, can also affect these numbers.
1967 Karmann Ghia V-10 "Blue Mamba" Running SEMA 2013
A 1967 Karmann Ghia the has a Viper V-10 transplanted into it...I first
shot this car at Detroit Autorama 2013...but I was not able to get a clip
of it running....At SEMA 2013 I was able to get this short clip of it
running....very cool....Check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so that
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Feature shot at Autorama 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jDQvDUIbGs
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No guts no story - SCC Event 2013
If you want to show of or race your VW, SCC Event is the place to be.
Annually at Garermoen Raceway in Norway you can see everything from old
bangers to extreme pro-build dragrace Karmann Ghias.
It had been 2 years since I've been there and I had a blast coming back.
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