NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car worthy.
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old, this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all about.
NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the
cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in
every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature
car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on
hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old,
this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev
powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's
annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all
Blown Hemi 69 Road Runner
Brand new 1800 HP car making a few test runs. Groutaone official race gear
found here http://www.groutaone.com/
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.
605ci Hemi Road Runner
Hemi Burnout with a we bit of over fueling by the Dominators while it's
being revved up
1972 Satellite Sebring Plus
This car has had only 6,000 miles put on it in the past 9 years so I've
decided to sell it to someone who can enjoy it as I used to. It's a 400 cu.
in. engine with a 727 automatic, all original panels....what can I say,
it's just sweet.
Drag Racing Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars March Meet 2009
http://www.DragRacingTV.com/blog/ Drag racing video from the 2009 March
Meet, Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car class. This is the second round of
qualifying, from the first event on the NHRA Heritage Series drag racing
This video was shot in high definition, with surround sound audio that you
can hear even on Youtube, as long as your computer is hooked up to a Dolby
Here are drag racing videos of all of the rounds. Because there were so
many funny cars in attendance, there were two seperate eight-car fields in
the elimination rounds:
NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR ELIMINATIONS:
NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR ELIMS, CONSOLATION BRACKET:
NITRO NOSTALGIA FUNNY CAR QUALIFYING:
1971 Plymouth Road Runner "Beep Beep"
Wow. Very nice 1971 Plymouth Road Runner clone. Powered by a built 383Cid
V8 and shifted by a 727 Torqueflite 3spd automatic transmission. The black
paint on this car looks like you are looking in a mirror and was finished
in January 2008. Options include power steering and Foose wheels. For more
information, please call 1-800-231-3616.
NZV8TV S2 Ep3 - Muscle Car Masters from Eastern Creek, Australia - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. At the Muscle Car Masters 2009 from Eastern
Creek, Central Muscle Cars show the Aussies how to put on a show, but it
all ends with carnage and some damaged machinery. The 3 main classes are
Group NC (1965-1972), Group C (from 1973-1984) and Group A (1985-1992) -
all genuine racecars from those eras, driven by Jim Richards, John Bowe,
Glenn Seton and other Aussie legends. There are plenty of pristine muscle
cars to drool over - Holden Commodore, HQ and Torana, Ford Falcon and Mustang, AMC Javelin, Chevy
1970 Plymouth RoadRunner 440 6 pack
1970 brought new front and rear end looks to the basic 1968 body, and it
would prove to be another success. Updates included a new grille, leather
seats, hood, front fenders, quarter panels, single-piston Kelsey-Hayes disc
brakes (improved from the rather small-rotor Bendix 4 piston calipers of
'68 - '69 ), and even non-functional scoops in the rear quarters. The
design and functionality of the Air Grabber option was changed this year to
increase both efficiency and the "intimidation factor". A switch below the
dash actuated a vacuum servo to slowly raise the forward-facing scoop,
exposing shark-like teeth on either side. "High Impact" colors, with names
like In-Violet, Moulin Rouge, and Vitamin C, were options available for
that year. The 1970 Road Runner and GTX continued to be attractive and
popular cars. The engine lineup was left unchanged although a heavy-duty
three-speed manual became the standard transmission, relegating the
four-speed to the option list along with the TorqueFlite automatic. This
was to be the second and last year of the Road Runner convertible, with
only 834 made. These cars are considered more valuable than the 1969
version due to a better dash, high impact colors and more options including
the new high-back bucket seats shared with other Chrysler products which
featured built-in headrests.
The relatively popular 440 Six Barrel was relegated to option status for
1970. The 1969 "M" Code Edelbrock aluminum intake was replaced by a
factory-produced cast iron piece; however, due to a porous casting, there
was a recall early in the iron intake-equipped 440+6 run, and these were
supposed to be replaced with the more-desirable Edelbrock intake from the
Sales of the '70 Road Runner dropped by more than 50 percent over the
previous year to around 41,000 units (about 1,000 ahead of Pontiac's GTO
but still about 13,000 units behind Chevy's Chevelle SS-396/454). This
would also be the last year of the road runner convertible with 834 total
production. Only 3 hemi (R) code road runner convertibles were built. The
declining sales of Road Runner and other muscle cars were the result of a
move by insurance companies to add surcharges for muscle car policies -
making insurance premiums for high-performance vehicles a very expensive
proposition. Also, Plymouth introduced another bargain-basement muscle car
for 1970, the compact Duster 340 which was powered by a 275-horsepower 340 Magnum V8
which in the lighter-weight compact A-body could perform as well if not
better than a 383 Road Runner. Furthermore, the Duster 340 was priced even
lower than the Road Runner and its smaller engine qualified it for much
lower insurance rates.
The Chevy engine comment was a joke.
69 440 Road Runner Drag Race 9 seconds
Here is a video of me running my fathers 1969 Road Runner against a 1970
Dart. These are both race cars and are equiped with race engines. The Dart
is running a 416 cid stroker small block mopar...fully ported (by hughes
engines), 600" solid cam, 11:1 compression. Has fiber glass front end and
The 1969 Runner is running a 493 cid Block Stroker mopar. Fully ported (by
KTR Racing engines) Edelbrock heads, .700" Solid Roller cam, 14:1
compression. Has Fiber glass fenders and hood. Doors are steel and the
glass wind shield remains. 3200LBS.
(this is the first pass that the Road Runner made with its 493 cid
engine... there is more there after tuning).