Sunday, May 4, 2014

TVR Griffith At Spa-Francorchamps

Here's a fun video of a TVR Griffith at Spa, with some fine in-car footage showing some classic '60's GT cars.  Run time is 20 minutes.  Select 720 or 1080 resolution; the default is 320.

Phil Keen starts from the pit lane and passes a lot of cars.  He might have passed more but for some sketchy driving seen through his windshield.  Just the same, a Ford GT 40 comes whistling by him in six laps and disappears into the distance.  But the main point of a Spa video, as always, is the lovely, fast, sweeping course.

Same car, different race: the McInerney/McInerney/Keen TVR Griffith as raced at Spa (without night-driving lights).
As best I can tell from the video, this car runs a fully-tuned (Webers) Ford small-block.  Managing that much torque
in a wheelbase that short has always seemed to me to be major achievement in car-control.

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