Watkins Glen 2011 Vintage Grand Prix Curt Vogt #530 Shelby GT350
This is the feature race at the Watkins Glen 2011 Vintage Grand Prix. The video is from the in-car camera of the #530 Shelby GT350 driven by Curt Vogt. The car and engine was built and race prepaired by Cobra Automotive.
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Vintage Racing - 1950s Indy Cars startup and race. LOUD!!!
Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan
International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated
with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display
after this event.
This event was incredible! I got to wander in the pits and the garage area.
You will hear these cars starting up right from the tailpipes, and you will
see them driving on the track from the pits.
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1973 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen New York
Stewart had already clinched his third World Driver's Championship when the
teams came to Watkins Glen, and he intended the final Grand Prix of 1973 to
be his swan song.
"I had decided in April that I would retire at the end of the season, win
or lose," Stewart recalled. "Watkins Glen was going to be my last race in a
Formula One car. François Cevert was going to be number one in the team
for 1974, although he never knew it. Ken Tyrrell and I had kept it a secret
that I was going to retire after that race. In fact, not even my wife,
Helen, who was with me that weekend, knew."
With just a few minutes left in the Saturday morning qualifying session,
however, the track suddenly fell quiet. Cevert had crashed violently in the
uphill Esses heading onto the back of the circuit, between Turns Three and
Four. Fighting the car as he went up the hill, Cevert ran too high on the
kerbs and slid into the right hand guardrail. The car then lashed sideways
across the track and struck the Armco on the left side of the track at 150
mph at an almost 90 degree angle. The nose of the car submarined into the
ground, causing the car to flip upwards on over the barrier, coming to rest
upside down on top of the Armco. Jody Scheckter's McLaren was close behind,
and he stopped and rushed over to help Cevert out of the car, but Cevert
had died instantly. Ken Tyrrell had lost a great driver and Jackie Stewart
an outstanding teammate at the circuit where Cevert had taken his only
Grand Prix win. "It was a horrendous accident which took the life of a
wonderfully charming, personable, handsome young man, who was a tremendous
friend to both Helen and me," Stewart said.
The Tyrrells of Stewart and Chris Amon had earned the fifth and twelfth
spots on the grid, but the team decided to withdraw in tribute to Cevert,
and Stewart's driving career was over after 99 races and an all-time record
27 Grand Prix wins.