Fred Lorenzen's 1966 Ford Factory NASCAR Stock Car
This is the real deal. Owned by Jeff Ray. This car is very documented as the car that Fred Lorenzen drove at the 1966 Daytona 500. The engine is the real Holman and Moody Ford 427 NASCAR race engine of the same vintage.
Horrible Crashes: Racecars Splitting in Half (Stock-Car, Touringcar and Truck Edition)
*One fatal crash included, accident behind the scene* (First clip)
Note: I forgot to use Mike Harmons crash at Bristol in 2002.
A compilation featuring some of the most violent crashes of all time: Metalcrunching accidents that caused race cars to split in half.
All of the drivers in this video survived their accidents.
Clips in order of their appearance:
Joe Frasson, NASCAR @ Daytona 1979 (Qualifier)
Note: Don Williams died after 10 years in coma when his car hit the wall nearly head on at full speed, but that was not covered by the TV cameras.
Michael Waltrip, NASCAR @ Bristol 1990
Jeremy Dale (Blue car) and Fabrizio Barbazza (Yellow car that split in half), IMSA @ Road Atlanta 1995
Injuries: Both of the drivers suffered injuries that would proof to be career-ending.
Jack Bland, Late Models @ Hagerstown Speedway 1996
Injuries: Broken leg
Steve Grissom, NASCAR @ Atlanta 1997
Injuries: Broken ankle
Geoff Bodine, NASCAR Truck Series @ Daytona 2000
Injuries: He broke his right wrist, right cheekbone, a vertebra in his back, his right ankle, and also suffered a concussion. Nine fans were also injured in the accident.
Bruno Junqueira and Diumar Bueno (Who's truck split in half), Formula Truck @ Sao Paulo 2010
Giorgio Bartocci, Trofeo Lamborghini @ Brno 2010
Injuries: Broken ribs, a broken leg and second-degree burns over 40% of his body
Note: This crash was a total disaster for the firefighters on the track.
Giorgio was trapped inside his burning Lamborghini for almost a minute before one of his crew members who did not wear a fireproof suit and got his face burned could pull him out.
Giorgio is still recovering from his injuries.
Le Mans Olympia Dodge Charger - CER Race Nürburgring 2008
The nice and rare Racecar at the Nürburgring reach 2008 the 10th Place in the GT Class. Check out http://www.olympia-charger.com/ for more Informations.
Get a nice Wallpaper at http://www.autoblogger.de/race-blog/olympia-charger-widescreen-wallpaper-1920x1200-pixel.html
1963 Lightweight 427 Ford Galaxie Race Car - Sandown Historics 2011
See Denis O'brien power through the feild in this very angry 660hp 427 after a setback in qualifying see's him start near the rear of the field. Enjoy the sweet sound of this sensational car. Footage used from Gasolene TV. In car camera supplied by Race Recall. (captured in HD but only show in mpg2 here).
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, Chevrolet Camaros, 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.
Kick back,Relax,And enjoy some of the footage from the 1970 Daytona 500.I miss the old nascar days,and I will never forget Richard Petty.I have a huge nascar collection that has Daytona dvds in it but I cant upload them=(