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.
vw ghia vs honda
VW Ghia vs Honda CRX. Bracket racing. VW Ghia powered by Heads up
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.
68 VW Karmann Ghia WRX Cruising
Another test run...at 12psi. both of the little runs in the vid are
slightly uphill with some short shifts (I'm no racer) but you get the
picture. speedo marks are at the 20,40,60,80,100mph.
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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Tony Anderson - Rise (Snowfall Remix)
AJ Hochhalter - Energico
karmann ghia movie
A project i have been working on for the last 2 years, the car is a 1971
karmann ghia, music belongs to Vydamo and i claim no copyright, just
supporting some great aussie music.
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
subscribe so that you don't miss any of the other cool cars I shot at this
Hear it run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTvzfOzxsdI
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VW Camp Fest 2014
Vdub Camp Festival 2014
This is the Official Vdub Camp Festival 2014 from South Africa
1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Restoration
This is a 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia I recently did the finish body work
and paint on. The sheetmetal replacement was performed by Kelly "Metwiz"
Brown. Color is Porsche Guards Red. The car is going back to the owner for
re-assembly. Music by The Wind-Ups.