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.
NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 2
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
Survivor Ford XY GTs
Who says you have to treat one with respect? From Unique Cars magazine,
Crazy Falcon GT Burnout
Craziest driveway burnout in the history of burnouts.
The Ford Falcon GT is an automobile which was produced by Ford Australia
from 1967 to 1976 and 2003 to the present day with intermittent limited
edition anniversary models offered in between. Since 2003 the car has been
marketed as the FPV GT but FPV continue to release anniversary editions
commemorating the release of the original 1967 model. The Falcon GT is
inextricably linked with the history of Australian muscle car production
and with the evolution of Australian domestic motor racing.
The GT was introduced as a performance variant of the Australian Ford
Falcon XR series in 1967. GT variants were also offered in: 1968 XT, 1969
XW, 1971 XY, 1972 XA, 1973 XB models. HO (Handling Options) variants
released with XW and XY model ranges, further modified for performance and
were essentially homologation specials for motor racing. A XA version of
the HO was abandoned in the early stage of development due to public
pressure in 1972 after an infamous newspaper campaign.
After a rest of sixteen years the GT badge was revived for a 25th
anniversary edition of the 1992 EB series Falcon with a 30th anniversary
version offered in 1997 on the EL Falcon. From 2003 the GT badge was
inherited by Ford Australia's performance tuning arm, Ford Performance
Vehicles and the FPV GT has been offered continuously since 2003 on the BA,
BF (2006) and FG (2008) model ranges.
The 1967 XR series was a major shift in the evolution of the Falcon, then
still being adapted from its American counterpart for Australian release.
The car was noticeably larger compared to the XP model range. For the first
time Ford Australia offered a V8 engine on the range, the 289-cubic-inch
engine then in use on the Ford Mustang. As part of the introduction
a new high-performance version, the GT was introduced, based around the
success of GT versions of the Ford Cortina. The GT Falcon would be marketed
in exactly the same way as the GT Cortinas with the competition arm of Ford
Australia preparing production racing cars to race at the Bathurst 500. The
factory racing team, led by veteran driver/engineer Harry Firth entered two
cars, one for himself and Fred Gibson and the other for the Geoghegan
brothers, Ian and Leo. After a day long battle against three Alfa Romeos at
Bathurst in 1967, the team emerged with a 1--2 team victory which captured
the public imagination and sales figures soared. The move forced General
Motors-Holden's and Chrysler Australia to respond with their own
performance editions of their large sedan in 1968 when neither had such
vehicles planned, beginning the era of the Australian muscle car.
Over the next five years each of the three manufacturers produced faster and faster variants. Engine capacity increased,
first to 302 cubic inches displaced, then finally 351 c.i.d. Ford
introduced the HO (handling options) package in the 1969 XW model range,
essentially producing road registerable racing cars for the leading
production touring car teams to exploit. these homolgation specials reached
their zenith with the Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in 1971, a car which Allan
Moffat used to smash all opposition in the 1971 Bathurst enduro and would
remain the fastest four-door production saloon in the world until the
introduction of the Lotus Carlton 19 years later.
A fear campaign against the homolgation specials started with headlines of
"160 MPH Street Cars soon!" led to Ford dropping production with the
planned Falcon GT HO Phase IV. For their own part, touring car racing
regulations were altered, creating the 1973 Group C regulations, which
allowed production cars to be modified for racing independently of the road
going cars, reducing pressure on manufacturers to put racing modifications
into the road cars.
A Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III was the most expensive Australian vehicle sold
at auction selling for $A750.000. A previous sale had been for $A683,650.
In 1971 a Phase III won the Bathurst 500 driven by Allan Moffat.
GTHO Ford Falcon XY Phase 3
Red 351 phase 3 XY HO GT Falcon, original running gear, engine and Bathurst
wheels, has been restored for practical use. Available in Sydney
Restoring Dreams C31 preview going to air Wednesday March 9th 2011 @ 8.00pm
EST. 13 part series showing the inner workings of Grand Tourer
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 4 test drive
The Falcon GTHO Phase 4 is one of the rarest muscle cars ever built by
Ford. Only 4 were ever made and 3 are beleived to still exist. 3 were
purpose built for production car racing and only one made it through the
production line before the program was cancelled due to the "muscle car
scare" in Australia.
It is to Australia, what the Mustang Boss 429 is to the USA - The
ultimate muscle car.
Running From The Guns
Australian B grade movie from the late '80s. Plot, acting and dialogue were
all pretty bad. It featured rising star Jon Blake who ended up with
horrific injuries while working on his next film. The good guys drove a
real Shelby Cobra, COB 6043 I think is it's serial number. There's some
great Aussie cars in it too.
GTHO Ford Falcon Phase III
Phase III Falcon WY GTHO Vermillion Fire. 351 Cleveland powered. One of 300
made, only 100 or so are left!
Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III - with John Bowe
The Unique Cars magazine Phase III, built byGrand Tourer Restorations in
Melbourne, gets the tumbs up from V8 Supercar legend John Bowe. See
uniquecarsmag.com.au to enter the comptition to win it.
Best MUSCLE CAR Sounds of 2013
TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS, THIS IS A GOOD ONE!
So another year almost over, it's time to recap some of the greatest MUSCLE
CARS and CLASSICS with those lovely V8 and Exhaust sounds that I caught on camera in 2013.
The year 2014 will be full of all new muscle car / supercar videos, so stay
tuned and push that 'SUBSCRIBE' button if you haven't already.
Some of the upcoming events / places in 2014 that I will be attending:
Geneva International Motor Show, Monaco / Cannes (supercars), Helsinki
Cruising Night events (muscle cars), Unlimited Racing supercar event (June)
and a lot more!
Thanks to all my viewers so far and happy new year! See ya all again in
All the LOUD American Muscle Cars featured in this video:
- Supercharged Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06
- Blown 1970 Dodge Charger
- 1968 Ford Mustang GT-390
- 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum
- 800 HP 1973 Dodge Charger 605 cid / 9.9 L
- 1st Gen Dodge Viper RT/10
- Straight Pipe 1967 Ford Mustang 5.0
- 1970 Dodge Charger 500
- 700hp ZR6X Extreme Wide Body Corvette C6
- 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 440
- 1970 Dodge Charger R/T SE 440 7.2L
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
SS 6.6 402
- Best SUPERCAR Sounds of 2013 http://youtu.be/krb26ZvXYpo
- ZR6X is BACK!! 700 HP Extreme Wide Body C6 Corvette - amazing V8 and Exhaust sound, REVS!!
- BULLITT!! 1968 Ford Mustang GT-390 Fastback "Bullitt" -
incredible V8 sound!! http://youtu.be/rcs7GR1YzPE
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