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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Carroll Shelby Goes Racing
Ford provided Carroll Shelby with an engine for his start up sports car
company and AC supplied the bodies. Shelby hired a bunch of hot rod
builders in California and they created the Cobra.
Soon Ford turned to Shelby to beef up the Mustang and turn it into a Corvette
beater. The GT 350 was born.
But there was more. Henry Ford II had tried to buy Ferrari and was
spurned. Not one who was used to losing he decided to beat Enzo Ferrari on
the track. After Ford's first forays stalled they turned to Shelby to beef
up the GT 40s and take on Ferrari.
Pete Brock, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney put the cars through their paces.
Sebring Raceway 2011 Curt Vogt Shelby GT350 #53
This is the feature race at Sebring Raceway, December 2011. This video is
from the #53 Shelby GT350 in-car camera, driven by Curt Vogt. The car and
engine was built and race prepaired by Cobra Automotive.
See cobraautomotive.com for more vintage cars and parts.
512 Mustang @ SAAC Vintage Race 1 of 3
My 67 Fastback Mustang
participating in the 2008 Shelby Club Vintage Exhibition Race held during
the Mini-Nats celebration at Thunderhill Raceway. This is a great event
that the Nor Cal Shelby Club puts on once a year, and I'm extremely happy
to be a part of it. This video is in three parts due to the length of the
Maier Racing Mustang: More grip than a GT3? - /BIG MUSCLE
• Mike Maier
If you've ever driven a bone-stock mid-1960's Ford Mustang, then you know that these
little cars make wonderful cruisers. They possess movie-star good looks and
turn heads everywhere. Drive them hard though and you'll soon realize that
what lies beneath that sheet metal is usually in need of some serious
improvement . Mike Maier of Maier Racing is the owner of this stunning blue
1966 coupe, a car that was supposed to have been bought as a play toy for
him and his wife. However when you grow up in a racing family, leaving
things alone is generally not an option. Little by little the Mustang evolved away from the family
hot-rod and into a test bed for new parts. More importantly than that
though, it's now one of the baddest street 'Stangs on the planet. Most
people will tell you that "Bigger is always better"... one drive in the
Maier Racing '66 coupe however may make you rethink that statement
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.
1966 Shelby GT350 6S151 In-Car Camera Race Footage
A few laps at Road America during the Kohler International Challenge Group
6 race, July 19th 2009, from Colin Comer's in-car camera. Car specs:
Original 1966 GT350 "Carry Over" car s/n 6S151, legal vintage race
prepared, 289 CID engine (actual 295 CID), Top Loader 4 speed, factory 1966
Lincoln front disc/ rear drum brakes, bias-ply Goodyear Blue Streak tires.