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Roger Penske's Racing History - Part 2

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


 


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Roger Penske's Racing History - Part 1
Part 1: Exploring Roger Penske's early racing history. Hosted by Pete Pistone. See more at www.alltelracing.com





Sports Cars and Can-Am at Watkins Glen 1969
Segment from the 1969 documentary "Wild and Wonderful World of Auto Racing"





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





109 of the most Bad Ass vintage race cars
Siebkens Resort , Elkhart Lake , WI. , Road America www.myspace.com/videobybuddy





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 other Chaparrals.





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.





Can-Am cars through the Corkscrew
Can-Am cars racing through Laguna Seca's famous "corkscrew" turn during the 2007 Monterey Historics weekend.





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.





Porsche 917, the Ultimate Racecar ever! Warm-up, and Crash!!
Porsche 917 at Spa Six Hours 6 oktober 2007.





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 The Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic).





Mark Donohue Tribute - Take 2 (Edited and Produced by Robert Lavigne. Footage via Paul Powell)
http://forums.autosport.com/lofiversion/index.php/t117562-450.html Mark Donohue Reunion 2010 to be celebrated at Road America -- July 15-18 Press Release 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 Web: http://rlavigne42.com





The mighty 917/30
also my favorite race car......





jackie stewart testing penske indycar pc 17
jackie stewart testing penske indycar pc 17





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





Trans Am Challenge
Mark Donohue and George Folmer battle for the 1971 championship.





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