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.
AeroDyn & A2 Wind Tunnel
AeroDyn Wind Tunnel is the testing home to the majority of NASCAR race
teams and A2 (little brother) is a general purpose wind tunnel that tests
anything from pro cyclists to NHRA funny cars. Here is a peak of the two
full-scale wind tunnels in this short video and some of the testing that
goes on in each.
Vintage Test Drive of a 1969 Hemi Dodge Daytona Charger in Quebec Canada
This is a rare video of a 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger with a 426 Hemi engine
being tested flat-out at Mont Tremblant in Quebec Canada by test driver
Jacques Duval. Many people do not realize that the infamous Daytona Charger
was actually more 70 Charger than 69 as it used the fenders and hood from
the upcoming 70 Charger.
Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona NASCAR Race Car
This is the fully restored look at the 1969 Bobby Allison Dodge Daytona
race car that competed in NASCAR. This video was taken at the 2010 Forge
Muscle Car Show. For more information and photos go to:
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.
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.
The 180 MPH 1969 Dodge Daytona: "Project Angrier"
The Smoking Tire heads to East Hampton to terrorize yuppies in the baddest
muscle car around: Mr. Angry's 1969 Dodge Daytona. Blasphemous to some,
envied by others, this is one tire-shredding muscle machine we'll take in
our garage any day.
CAC - 1969 Daytona and 1970 Roadrunner
Mark Mooneyhan, of Jacksonville shows us his 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970
Plymouth Roadrunner Super Bird, cars which he thinks every car enthusiast
should yearn for. Will it be voted as the Coolest American Car?