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.
Friday Night Drag Racing Racelegal.com 8-24-2012
Friday night drag racing at racelegal.com drag racing on the 1/8 mile at
qualcomm stadium. Side by side racing new cars old cars and fast cars
imports and domestic,
ford chevy dodge honda toyota nissan or just that guy to be king of the
night.a very nice 1987 buick grand national.Latest Race Winners --
Friday, August 24th, 2012
VEHICLE BEST REACTION TIME Cyrus Groeneveld 2009 Pontiac G8GT 0.505
MOTORCYCLE BEST REACTION TIME Jonathan Gusich 2008 Yamaha R6 0.506
R/T ET MPH
1ST PLACE PRO II STREET Antonio Loya 1992 Mitsubishi GSX 1.090 7.107 106.63
1ST PLACE MODIFIED STREET Omar Campos 1992 Honda Civic 0.668 7.962 93.16
1ST PLACE MODIFIED II STREET Sam Soto 2011 Ford GT500 0.785 8.053 93.75
1ST PLACE MODIFIED III STREET Shane Dunne 2004 Dodge RAM 3500 0.653 8.571
1ST PLACE SUPER STREET Richard Castro 2008 Mitsubishi EVO XMR 1.275 9.001
2ND PLACE SUPER STREET Joseph Gallegos 2010 Dodge Challenger 0.610 9.018
1ST PLACE FAST STREET Daniel Mosquera 2006 Infinity G35 1.088 9.514 77.85
2ND PLACE FAST STREET Richard Braganza 1992 Honda Prelude 0.651 9.543 77.59
1ST PLACE STREET STOCK Jordan James 2004 Nissan 350Z 0.985 10.005 73.76
2ND PLACE STREET STOCK Brandon Heath 2008 Nissan Sentra 0.712 10.010 72.35
3RD PLACE STREET STOCK Josh Bugge 2002 VW GTI 0.975 10.180 71.31
1ST PLACE PRO MOTORCYCLE Gary Moore 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa 0.757 6.415 113.07
1ST PLACE MOTORCYCLE Jonathan Gusich 2008 Yamaha R6 0.506 7.283 103.20
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VW Ghia vs Honda CRX. Bracket racing. VW Ghia powered by Heads up
1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia & 1966 Volkswagen bug Drag Racing Racelegal.com 3-23-2012
Friday night at racelegal.com drag racing a 1973 volkswagen karmann ghia
with a 2352 and a 1966 volkswagen beetle with a 2187 air cooled engine.
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, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or
informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German
auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million
manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive
configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car
of a single design platform anywhere in the world.
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.
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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Forgotten Volkswagen Single Cab
How does an old Volkswagen Single Cab get buried under 3 feet of dirt?
Took 45 years to bury it and almost 2 days to dig it out. Have a look.
Took the Syncro for a Sunday drive and spotted an old single cab in the
foothills outside Idaho Falls. This is nine hours worth of digging
condensed into a 15 minute video. It had been sitting in a wash since
1967. It was buried under two feet of dirt but it's extremely rust free
given the circumstances. The drop gates hadn't seen the light of day for
45 years. IF YOU HAVE A VOLKSWAGEN THAT NEEDS RESCUED OR KNOW OF ONE GIVE
US A CALL AT (208)200-6053. We also consign Volkswagens if you have one
you want to sell. Thanks Skeeters.
Thanks for all the phone calls and emails about Forgotten VW's that we have
received. This video has helped rescue several abandoned and otherwise
forgotten VW's that may have been left for dead including a very cool 1960
VW Double Cab that we got out of Missouri that had been sitting since 1965.
We also recently returned from Mission Viejo California where we picked up
a 1961 SO-23 Westfalia. This bus had been sitting since 1980. We got a
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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.