Firing up a McLaren M8 Can-Am

McLaren M8 startup at the 2008 Monterey Historics.

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The acoustic power of Top Fuel dragsters
Two separate quarter mile passes recorded from the grandstands of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA during Friday qualifying at the 2008 Autolite Nationals. A fun way to illustrate the massive ground shaking sound energy generated by a pair of 8,000hp nitromethane-burning Top Fuel dragsters at full throttle. These two runs are 1/4 mile passes in the high 4 second range at speeds over 300mph. For this filming I was seated in the stands at about the 60 foot mark, approximately 75-100 yards from the track. The incredible noise & vibration from the Exhaust pulses is evident. As anyone who's been to a TF event will tell you, it's impossible to describe the gut wrenching volume and frequency of the sound... it's something you have to be there in person to experience.

1965 Can-Am Riverside Race
This race featured not only a group of classic racelore beast cars, but a line-up of racers rarely seen together on one track at the same time. Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren, Dan Gurney, Graham Hill, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, and Richie Ginther were just a few of the racers in this large field of Can-Am cars. The video includes a great in car lap of this hollowed race course one hour east of LA now displaced by housing projects. A record crowd, record purse and record speed were the hallmark of this classic racing event, the LA Times Grand Prix 1965.

Historic Trans-Am race cars at the 2008 Monterey Historics
20+ vintage Trans-Am cars driving through the paddock on their way out to the morning practice session. Also some footage of the same cars braking & downshifting into turn 11 during the session. Crank the volume!