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Experimental Corvette -- SS

General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov, to help them inject some performance into their brands. Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track. He organized a team to build the SS or "Experimental Corvette" and took it to Sebring.


 


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Birth of the Mustang
Before the fabled pony car first hit the streets a team of Ford designers and engineers was assembled to create a concept car to test the public's interest in a sporty new car. One of the treats in the video is seeing Phil Clark at work on the original Mustang logo. We also see Clark hard at work shaping the clay on the buck and his sketches adorn the walls of the studio. It's a tribute to an extremely gifted designer who died when he was only 32 but left behind a legacy of automotive design and a daughter, Holly, who's dedicated to making sure the world remembers her father's contribution to the Mustang. This Ford PR film captures the inside story of the team's efforts that put the first Mustang on the road.





Harley Earl - GM Designer Extraordinaire
Harley Earl, the larger than life, first head of styling for a major automobile manufacturer gave the world the joy of excess in color, chrome and steel. Recruited by GM in the late 20s to transform its drab autos and make them stand out from the offerings of its competitors, Earl transformed the industry and the American psyche. He invented the annual model change over, the concept car and put swagger and some Hollywood panache into a staid industry. While its hard to defend his buoyant designs as fine art, he captured the imagination of millions worldwide, especially in Post WWII America, who embraced the outlandish vehicles as proof that there will be a big and better tomorrow. He knew how to create and sell dreams. Which is what he learned from his neighbor, C. B. DeMille.





Corvette SS at Sebring Race Day 1957
The Chevrolet Corvette 'SS' is an experimental magnesium-bodied car and set a new lap record at Sebring, Florida, in 1957. It has served as the forerunner of many Corvette sports/racing models. The Corvette SS raced for the first time at Sebring, where suspension problems and other mechanical defects forced its retirement after only 23 laps. General Motors was enthusiastic about the potential of the SS based on results from practice and lap speeds. Juan Manuel Fangio, the winner at Sebring in 1957, was impressed enough with the car to test the SS under practice conditions. The results was astonishing: Fangio completed a full lap a full 3:27.4 seconds faster in a car he had never driven before than other drivers could in cars they were experienced driving.





Kaiser -- Cars That Challenged Detroit
When auto production started up after the cessation of World War II hostilities, major manufacturers simply picked up where they left off after Pearl Harbor introducing 1942 lines as 46s. Nobody was fooled but it didnt matter as demand far outstripped supply. Henry J. Kaiser, steel and ship building magnate, entered the fray with an advantage: a clean slate. Kaisers were truly all new when introduced as 47s and sales soared: Kaiser (with sister marque Frazer) outsold such established names as Studebaker, Nash, Hudson, Mercury and Chrysler. Today, Kaisers are rarely seen and thats part of their appeal. Kaiser is a remnant of a time when it seemed that, having vanquished that eras Axis of Evil, Americans could do anything, including start a car company from scratch.





Styling and the Experimental Car 1960's Vinatge Ford Motor Company Film
Illustrates the design process involving in making a new car - the Mustang.





1963 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage
1963 Corvette Stingray: Master judge and restorer Mike McCluskey took this rare fuel-injected Sting Ray (that Jay bought sight unseen) back to stock perfection. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 1963 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/_lJXLalMKSA Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





The Original Sting Ray - /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • BRIAN HOBAUGH When did you first realize that you loved cars? Maybe it was the time you caught a glimpse of a Ferrari as you were sitting in the back of your parents minivan. Or maybe it happened after watching your older brother do a burnout in his rusted out Camaro. For owner Brian Hobaugh, his love of cars started thanks to his Dad and a certain 1965 Chevrolet Corvette that's been in their family for over 30 years.





Supercar Hits 714mph
Powered by two Phantom II jet fighter engines, the Thrust SSC hits 714mph (1149km/h) in the Black Rock Desert in 1997. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE for more awesome vids: http://bit.ly/DViewSubscribe Subscribe for more car footage here: http://bit.ly/U9XDKc More from Diagonal View: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/diagonalview Twitter: https://twitter.com/diagonalview For more Awesome videos visit our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/diagonaluk Check out some of our more intense video's including high speed chases and a Spectacular 100mph train crash in this new playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...





Hot Rod or Rat Rod? Hear the Ardun equipped flathead
This sidevalve sounds great with straight out pipes and blower





OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46. John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other experimental Olds engines that never saw production. Here are descriptions of these engines: 1. The 0W-43 all aluminum 455 with 4 valve per cylinders, four overhead cam Weber engine. With a redline of just under 8,500rpm it was originally conceived for CAN AM racing. At 3,000rpm it put out 300hp and at 6,000rpm registered over 600hp. The top output recorded for this engine in the Lansing Dyno facility was 700 real hp at 6,800rpm. Tests were run with both carbueration and fuel injection. The block was cast from Reynolds 356 alloy and fitted with pressed-in dry steel cylinder liners for the Forged-True 12.20to 1 pistons. Billet steel connecting rods by Carillo was used along with a forged steel crank. The engine weighed in at 50 pounds lighter than the production 455 motor! It was developed at the same time as the ZL-1 Chevy 427 motor. 2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL , JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a 4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50 inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2 additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of that time of how they would never be released.) 3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4 bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1 compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with 555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel injection. Olds alloy intake. Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing circa 68-69. This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.





Zora Arkus-Duntov's last public interview
He put the 'Z' in the Corvette Z06, he was a legend in the automotive industry. See now his last public interview. Because he and I are products of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas, although at different times, Harold Bettes and I had a common academic background and friendship.  After a highly productive stint at a little (at the time) fledgling company named MSD ignitions while I was toiling at Edelbrock, he moved on to another evolving organization in Colorado Springs, Colorado, named the Superflow Corporation.  It was here that he birthed the concept of annually bringing together a hundred or more persons in global motorsports (engine builders, parts manufacturers and related stakeholders) into an activity that grew much larger over time, bearing the name Advanced Engine Technology Conferences (AETCs), now sponsored  by COMP Cams and a part of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Orlando, Florida.  Harold also formed a Hall of Fame segment in the AETC program.  Each year, a single person was identified as having made major career contributions to motorsports and honored at the annual AETC banquet, culminating each year's conferences.  No, this column isn't about Harold, but that's the stage on which the following unfolded. Read more at: http://www.maxchevy.com/features/2011/vi_2-zora-1.html





1964 Chevrolet Cheetah - Chevrolet Muscle Cars w/ Dennis Gage
1964 Chevrolet Cheetah - Segment from "My Classic Car" with Dennis Gage





Monsters' Brawl! Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo
It's the King of the Hill vs the Autobahn Kaiser. The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Porsche 911 turbo do battle in a comparison of epic proportions at the track with professional hot shoe Justin Bell, on the drag strip and through a standing mile... Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_chevrolet_corvette_zr1 _2010_porsche_911_turbo_comparison/index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett





55 Chevy Street Gasser with Duntov 3030 cam





ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" -- the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin Edited By: Jim Gleason Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/112_0908_chevy_corvette_zr1_ vs_fighter_jet_race/index.html





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