Gary & Pam Beineke built their 1971(G-Series) wingcars based upon results from a secret wind tunnel test report Chrysler had conducted in early 1970 on the new 71 Dodge and Plymouth B-bodies. No full scale cars were ever built...until now. After building a car they tested the full scale version in the A2 Wind Tunnel. This video shows the smoke testing from that day.
Wind Tunnel Test: "43" 1971 Petty Superbird
Gary & Pam Beineke built this race version G-Series Superbird-stable mate to the K&K Daytona-a next generation, 'what-if' tribute to Petty and the '71 NASCAR season that never was.
They took the car to Mooresville NC "Race City USA" to test in the A2 Wind Tunnel. Although a full scale version was never built in 1971 Chrysler performed wind tunnel development on a 3/8 scale model until NASCAR made a rule change for the 71 season that would ban the wing cars from competition. Gary Romberg is the technical director at AeroDyn & A2, and also one of the original aerodynamicists that worked on the wing cars back when they were developed at Chrysler. Notes and data from the 3/8 model were donated to the Wing Warriors Car Club and the Beineke's built their car based off data results from those wind tunnel tests in the 70's. Romberg was on hand to see a project he worked on over 40 years ago get built into a full scale version.
Wind Tunnel Superbird
71 Superbird concept car built by Gary and Pam Beineke. See the story of the "what if" cars they build at www.71wingcars.com
A2 Wind Tunnel Test: All Generations of Corvette C1-C6
See how the Corvette evolved aerodynamically from the early C1 all the way to the current C6 making the Corvette one of the top performing sports cars on the road today for the cost. This is a short video of the smoke sequence performed during a test in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville NC.
1968 Charger / 1969 Daytona - BIG MUSCLE Garage
The 1968 Dodge Charger and the 1969 Dodge Daytona. Two cars based off the same platform with very different personalities. These two old sleds are different though, 'cause well, they belong to me (your host) and they're the reason that BIG MUSCLE exists today. These are not show ponies, cruisers or weekend projects, but two warhorses that have been run in some of the toughest long distance and performance events in the United States. Built for reliability, power and performance, they are not technological marvels, but old school resto-mods that have been updated for one reason and one reason only - to put smiles on the faces of all those who see them.
The Daytona and Superbird show
This my first video on you tube so forgive me if i had made some mistakes in the film.
About the show
This is a little tribute to 2 of the famous cars to ever race around the banks of speedways in the U.S between 1969 to 1971.
Famous drivers like Richard Petty Bobbie Allision and many others drove these cars in Nascar ACRA and the old USAC series.
The track used in this vid is
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2013 DODGE / PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD
Say hello to the HPP Superbird
Don't draw attention to yourself. That's the only way to stay safe in Detroit. Especially if you're a chubby Englishman with the streetwise nous of a spaniel. Believe me, you want to stay safe in Detroit. Motown was last year ranked as the most dangerous city in America, with a violent crime rate that makes Britain's roughest urban areas look like the Cotswolds. Keep your head down, stay under the radar, don't make a scene.
Trouble is, it's tricky to stay under the radar when you're driving a bright-orange muscle car with a matt-black shaker hood, an Exhaust with the acoustics of a pneumatic drill piped through a Marshall stack and a rear wing the size of an ice-hockey goal hooping into the night sky.
This feature first appeared in the February issue of Top Gear magazine
Welcome to Murray Country
Machines come and go, usually becoming the victims of human progress..
Murray Markwell of Southern Customs, in Pakenham Melbourne loves his American Muscle Cars, he also loves having a beer and having a chat. Murray is a walking talking encyclopedia of information about cars and car culture. Bandit Films were happy to go along for the ride and film this old NASCAR behemoth, a true testament to speed, power and money...
Director: Aaron Cuthbert
Director of Photography/ Editing/Colour Grade: Daniel De Silva
Producer/ Photography: Tom Broadhurst
Title: The Outside Man theme music
Composer: Michel Legrand
About the Superbird:
Developed specifically for NASCAR racing, the Superbird, a modified Road Runner/Belvedere, was Plymouth's follow-on design to the Charger Daytona fielded by sister company Dodge in the previous season. The Charger 500 version that began the 1969 season was the first American car to be designed aerodynamically using a wind tunnel and computer analysis, and later was modified into the Daytona version with nose and tail. The Superbird's smoothed-out body and nosecone were further refined from that of the Daytona, and the street version's retractable headlights added nineteen inches to the Road Runner's original length. The rear spoiler, or "wing", was mounted on tall vertical struts that put it into less disturbed air thus increasing the efficiency of the downdraft that it placed upon the car's rear axle. In street versions, it was designed to provide clearance for the trunklid to open freely. The rear-facing fender scoops were incorporated in an effort to ventilate trapped air from the wheel wells in order to facilitate brake cooling.
A Mopar Orange Plymouth Superbird.
In response, NASCAR's homologation requirement demanded that vehicles to be raced must be available to the general public and sold through dealerships in specific minimum numbers. For 1970, NASCAR raised the production requirement from 500 examples to one for every two manufacturer's dealers in the United States; in the case of Plymouth, that meant having to build 1,920 Superbirds. Due to increasing emissions regulations, combined with insurance hikes for high performance cars, 1970 was its only production year.
"Superbird" decals were placed on the outside edges of the spoiler vertical struts featuring a picture of the Road Runner cartoon character holding a racing helmet. A smaller version of the decal appears on the driver side headlight door. Superbirds had three engine options: the 426 Hemi V8 engine, the 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor, or the 440 Super Commando Six Barrel with three two-barrel carburetors. Only 135 models were fitted with the 426 Hemi. As the 440 was less expensive to produce, the "Street" version of the 426 Hemi engine used in competition was homologated by producing the minimum number required.
On the street, the nose cone and wing were very distinctive, but the aerodynamic improvements hardly made a difference there or on the drag strip. In fact, the 1970 Road Runner was actually quicker in the quarter mile and standard acceleration tests due to the increased weight of the Superbird's nose and wing. Only at speeds in excess of 90 mph (140 km/h) did the modifications show any benefit.
NASCAR Aero Car Reunion 2009
This video was taken at the home of Tim and Pam Wellborn durning the 40th reunion of the 1969 Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler at the Talladega Super Speedway. Also on the video are the 1970 Ford King Cobra and Mercury Spoiler prototypes for the 1970 NASCAR racing season. Ford pulled out of racing in 1970 and these were never put into production.
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 440 V8 Mopar Muscle Car
I thought you'd like a look at this 69 Dodge Daytona, equipped with it's 440c.i. 4BBL 375 H.P. (#s Matching) V8 (E86), 4 Speed Manual (#s Matching) Transmission (D21), Dana 60 Rear w/ 3.54 Sure Grip (Track Pack) (A33), P. Front Disc Brakes (B41), P. Steering, Remote Outside Mirror (G33), Factory Tach (N85), Factory AM Thumb Dial Radio (R11), Buckets/Console (C55 & C16), Seat Belts, Special Order (Y39), Spare & Both Jacks, Still Has Factory Assembly Line Markings Visible, Floors have Factory Overspray & Correctly Left Metal, Correct Bright Red Exterior (Paint Code R4 R4), Correct Black Vinyl Interior (Trim Code-C6X), Mopar Magnum 500 Wheels w/ BFG Radial Tires, Appears to have Original Floors, Quarters, & Fenders, Paper Tag Still Intact Around Dana Rear End After 42 Years! Believed to be 64,xxx Actual Miles! Galen Govier Verified Engine, Transmission, & General Condition! Fender Tag, Build Sheet. Investment Quality Un-Restored, Very Original, Extremely Rare, Dodge Daytona!! Thanks for watching and commenting, I appreciate it!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, Missouri
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
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FIRECRACKER 400 1970
Thanks to my friend, Hugh Greeson for this rare video from the 1970 Firecracker 400 in Daytona, Florida.