petegans
petegans New Reader
10/4/15 8:47 p.m.

There are so many of these, notably the 1992 IMSA Camel GT at Lime Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybYlhF99D_s

  • Mazda mufflers were previously catching on fire due to their super-hot exhaust gases, so this is the first race where they were re-engineered to handle it
  • When drivers start their engines the rotaries dominate in decibels
  • One of the first American races Mazda took part in after their Le Mans win the previous year
  • Many Buick-powered cars
  • Chevrolet GTPs with covered rear wheels

Also entertaining is the 1984 race at Riverside (which doesn't exist anymore): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuWhqZS3AXM

The commercials are absolutely hilarious.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/4/15 8:52 p.m.
petegans wrote: There are so many of these, notably the 1992 IMSA Camel GT at Lime Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybYlhF99D_s

I was at that race!

petegans
petegans New Reader
10/4/15 9:42 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

Ha awesome!

jimbbski
jimbbski Dork
10/5/15 6:00 p.m.

I used to attend the IMSA races at Road America! I also got to see them at Laguna Seca once, as well as Mid Ohio & Mosport. And yes the Mazda's were LOUD! I went to races before they required mufflers! LOL! I have a super8 film of a trip to RA where I filmed them coming up the hill to turn #6 as the cars exited turn #5. Each time the RX7's came by their exhaust note drowned out all the other cars.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
10/5/15 6:34 p.m.

I know I haven't been around for awhile, but I still love this place. I actually started a YooToob thing to "file host" some of the stuff I had on VHS, and it turned into a monster! I've got some GTP.

Sears Point '87: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPd7Q2m01w

Laguna Seca '87: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJycmOupBU

Lime Rock '88: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk6q7-4vXvE

Lime Rock '87: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-qT3mpk5Yw

Part of Daytona '85 from a master tape I found back when I worked at Turner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q527qeMDnLM

I swear I'm not paddling a canoe here (I have NOT tried to 'monetize' my accidentally popular YT), I just saw y'all talking GTP and hope folks will get a kick out of it.

T.J.
T.J. UltimaDork
10/5/15 7:29 p.m.

I liked the early HANS device at Lime Rock.

petegans
petegans New Reader
10/5/15 10:31 p.m.

In reply to friedgreencorrado:

Awesome!

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