1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder $4,400,000
World Record SOLD $4,400,000 including commission! Gooding Auction Amelia
Island 2012 Highest Sale Of Auction - 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder,
CHASSIS NO. 917/30-004, ■The Most Powerful Road-Racing Car Ever Built
■An Undisputed Masterpiece of Automotive Engineering
■One of Only Six Examples Built
■Sold New to Australian Porsche Importer Alan Hamilton
■Meticulously Restored in Penske Racing's 1973 Sunoco Livery
■Rennsport Reunion, AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix and Monterey Historics
■Featured Prominently in Pete Lyons' Can-Am Cars in Detail
■Eligible for Leading Historic Races and Porsche Gatherings
■The Ultimate Evolution of the Porsche 917
5,374 CC DOHC Air-Cooled Flat 12-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
Twin KKK turbochargers
Estimated 1,200 HP at 8,000 RPM (1.4 Bar of Boost)
4-Speed Type 920 Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
Fully Independent Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil-Over Shock
Absorbers and Anti-Roll Bars
McLaren CanAm monsters at Spa 2013
3 CanAm McLarens at the 2013 Spa 6 hours event
date: 20th and 21st of september 2013
race series: CanAm Interserie Challenge
1968 McLaren M6B (blue #16)
- Driver: Peter Schleifer (D)
- Engine: Chevrolet 90º V8 5882 cc / 358.9 cu in
- Power: 525 bhp / 392 KW @ 7000 rpm
- Gearbox: Hewland LG6600 5 speed Manual
- Weight: 615 kilo / 1355.8 lbs
Qualified 3th from 21 entries and finished 5th
1970 McLaren M8C Chevrolet (Orange #20)
- Driver: Harry Read (D)
- Engine: Chevrolet 90º V8 8800cc
- Power: 650 bhp / 485 KW
- Gearbox: Hewland LG500 4 speed Manual
- Weight: 646 kilo / 1424.2 lbs
Qualified 16th from 21 entries and finished 13th
1972 McLaren M8F Chevrolet (orange #8)
- Driver: Andrew Newall (GB)
- Engine: Chevrolet 90º V8 8095 cc
- Power: 740 bhp / 552 KW @ 6400 rpm
- Torque: 888 Nm / 655 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
- Gearbox: Hewland LG500 II 4 speed Manual
- Weight: 689 kilo / 1519 lbs
Qualified first, but didn't finish the race
Filmed with 2 different camera's:
Canon Legria HF M46
Canon EOS 7D + Røde Videomic Pro
in 2012 these McLarens were also in Spa. You can watch that video here.
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The Original Sting Ray - /BIG MUSCLE
• 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.
Denny Hulme - The Simplest of Things Can Take Away...
Denny Hulme died during the 1992 Tooheys 1000 from Bathurst. He suffered a
heart attack at the wheel of his BMW M3, and was pronounced dead at
Denny was one of my heroes, and it was heartbreaking to watch his life end,
live on television in front of my eyes.
I post this video to remind everyone, that even the simplest of things in a
motor vehicle can be life threatening.
Make sure your health is good. Make sure you are not tired. Make sure you
are concentrating. Keep drugs and alcohol out of your system.
Denny had reported on the radio that he wasn't feeling well, but he pushed
on - and we lost a champion.
Be safe - on track, or on the road.
Trans Am Paddock '66-'72 Sights & Sounds
Happy July 4th! If you have speakers plugged into your computer, turn it
up. Hopefully you have a subwoofer, too! This footage is me walking
through Vic Edelbrock's collection of vintage Trans-Am racecars as they're
being prepared for the Group 7A races and enjoying the sights and sounds...
The Trans-Am Series is an automobile racing series which was created in
1966 by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This was the proving ground for
all American manufacturers to compete with race-modified production cars.
It ran until 1972 when at the height of Richard Nixon's incompetence
dealing with OPEC, we had a gas shortage which was compounded by an embargo
levied against us. Syria, Egypt and Tunisia didn't really like Nixon
re-feuling their arch-enemy, Israel. Rather than address the shortage,
the auto industry was heavily regulated to curb consumption. Further
restrictions placed on the oil industry by an other rocket surgeon, Jimmy
Carter, left us unable to further develop our own oil supplies which
cemented these changes to the auto industry. These events changed muscle
cars as we knew them into complete turds for over a decade while US auto
makers struggled with the regulations and re-learned how to produce decent
cars again... but for the "pony cars", it was the beginning of the end.
The oil embargo of 1973 changed the shape of not only the auto industry,
but all forms of auto racing to follow.
You used to be able to afford these cars. I remember when... back when I
was in high school...
But it's 2010 now. This race celebrates all the classic cars you've
dreamed of owning or being seen in. These things auction in the 6+ figures
now (because of their race history). Enjoy this parade of '60's and early
'70's model Ford Mustangs,
Plymouth Barracudas, Mercury Cougars, AMC Javelins, Pontiac Firebirds, and
Dodge Challengers. This event required that they be in their original race
condition in order to run with the Group 7A cars, so the contest to follow
is all about how much compression these 40+ year old cars have left, and
who's driving it. These beauties have been meticulously preserved by the
best collectors, engineers and mechanics in the industry. I hope you guys
can appreciate it because this is off my normal subject material.
I just wanted to change things up and post something American on
Independence day. This one's for the Veterans.
McLaren F1 GTR vs. CanAm rockets
Rennen "Trans-Atlantic Prototype Challenge" im Programm vom Spa Six Hours
2011. Ralf Kelleners im McLaren F1 GTR von 1997 steht zwar auf Pole
Position muß sich aber zunächst den CanAm Raketen der frühen Siebziger
Jahre wie dem McLaren M8F geschlagen geben. Es geht doch nichts über 8,8l
Hubraum. Das Rennen gewann Kelleners nach 14Runden mit 16Sekunden Vorsprung
vor dem McLaren M8F von Peter Hoffmann, dessen schnellste Rennrunde war nur
1,3Sekunden langsamer als die des F1GTR.
Vintage Can Am Racing at Road America - July 2010
The Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman, Elkhart Lake
Wisconsin, Road America, July 15-18, 2010. Oscar Koveleski takes us
through the starting line-up. This is the start of the Vintage Can Am race
at Road America.
See more at http://www.prdaracing.com .