Part 2: Before becoming a winner in Indy Car and NASCAR competition, Penske Racing dominated the American sports car scene. In this installment, Roger Penske laid the foundation for his race team by hiring Mark Donohue. The pair won the 1969 Rolex 24 At Daytona and captured USRRC, Trans-Am and Can-Am championships, paving the way for Penske Racing's move into Indy Car and NASCAR. See more at www.alltelracing.com
Chasing The Dragon Hill Climb In Car 997 GT3 Cup
This is video from the 2011 SCCA Chasing the Dragon Hill Climb in
Robinsville NC. The car is a 2009 Grand-Am GT3 cup driven by Cory
Friedman. The team is Autometrics Motorsports. This run is the new course
record 1.54.7 Tires are Hoosier R80/R100 slicks. Hoosiertire.com Camera
is the RaceCam High Def. RacecamHD.com
Chaparral 2J @ 2005 Monterey Historics
Demonstration laps of the Chaparral 2J driven by Vic Elford during the 2005
Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca. The 2J had two fans at the rear driven
by a snowmobile engine to evacuate air from beneath the car, sucking the
car to the road. In the video you can hear the snowmobile engine over the
bass note of the Chevy V8. Phil Hill & Jim Hall are driving two of the
Sports Car Race, Pacific Raceways 1963
8mm film of the 1963 United States Road Racing Championship, July 20-21
1963. Features lots of shots of vintage race cars including Ferrari GTOs,
some of the first Cobras and others. This was shot by a friend of my
parents, Tex Steere, who asked me to help convert it for him and has
graciously allowed me to post it on YouTube.
The Cars of Mark Donohue
Some of the cars that Mark Donohue made famous. Included in the video are
several of his Trans Am Camaro's, his Championship Trans
Am Javelin, and the last car he ever won a race in, his IROC Porsche 911.
Filmed the Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America during the Kohler
International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 15, 2010.
Visit http://www.prdaracing.com/ for more on this event.
1960s roadracing thrills at Riverside
1960s racing thrills with Cobras and other 1960s exotic sports cars at
speed. Included: Shelby Cobras starting "three wide" at Riverside.
(Provided to OldCarsWeekly.com courtesy of the collection of Tim Lopata of
Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic).
Mark Donohue Tribute - Take 2 (Edited and Produced by Robert Lavigne. Footage via Paul Powell)
Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 to be celebrated at Road America -- July 15-18
Mark Donohue: Technical Excellence at Speed by Michael Argetsinger
Unfair Advantage Racing and Road America, announce the Mark Donohue Reunion
2010, to be held at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on July 15-18 in
conjunction with the Koehler International Classic vintage event.
The Reunion will celebrate the cars and career of an American racing
legend, with a paddock display of many of the most famous cars raced by
Mark Donohue. Confirmed cars include: the 1972 Indy-winning McLaren-Offy;
the '73 Eagle- Offy Indy car; the 1972 Can-Am dominating L&M Porsche
917-10; the 1973 Can-Am champion Sunoco Porsche 917-30; all of the
Donohue-driven, Penske Racing, Camaros and Javelins from the
Trans-Am in the 1960s and early 1970s; the Ferrari 275 LM that Donohue
co-drove with Walter Hansgen in the 1965 Sebring 12 hour; the Sunoco Lola
T70 coupe that won the 1969 Daytona 24 Hour race driven by Donohue and
Chuck Parsons; and the Lola T70 Spyder which brought Donohue the 1967
United States Road Racing Championship.
Many of Mark's teammates from Penske Racing will be attending, including
Karl Kainhofer, Indy Hall-of-Fame crew chief; John "Woody" Woodard, crew
chief on the Porsche 917-10 and 917-30; Ron Fournier, Trans-Am builder;
Chuck Cantwell, team manager; Don Cox, Penske engineer; and Judy Stropus,
Penske timer and scorer.
Another highlight will be a release of a new book from David Bull
Publishing, "Mark Donohue: His Life in Photographs," by Michael
Argetsinger. Argetsinger will be Master of Ceremonies at a Mark Donohue
Tribute breakfast on Sunday morning, July 18.
- Unfair Advantage Racing, Press Release
Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America 2010
Footage courtesy of Paul Powell
Edited and Produced by @RLavigne42
Name: Robert Lavigne
Location: Toronto, Canada
PORSCHE 917 Can Am Championship Winning Race Car
First turbo charged race car from
Porsche, crushed competition of the day. Driven by George Follmer and Mark
Donohue for Penske Racing. Sold at auction in Monterey, California in 2012
for $5 million. DP Jeff Regan, Gaffer Joseph Farfone, Editor Phil Yunker