#TurbineTuesday today with a look at the turbine powered STP-Paxton Turbocar, the car that almost won the Indy 500 back in 1967 with Parnelli Jones at the wheel but which suffered a torque-converter failure with 3 laps to go… It … Continue reading #TurbineTuesday – The 1967 STP-Paxton Turbocar.
One of the most successful drivers in Supermodified competition and an equally skilled racer in asphalt and dirt-track Modified stock cars, Jim Shampine (March 25, 1941 – September 4, 1982) of Clay, New York, had an innate knack for handling … Continue reading #Focus – Jim Shampine and his Green Machine.
Unusual, that’s what comes to mind when looking at the Gee Bee Model R. Built by the Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachussets, this airplane was a purpose air racer design and was the successor of the Thompson Trophy winning … Continue reading #TheThrillOfSpeed – The Gee Bee Model R.
Chaparral or Jim Hall that’s a big name in North American road and oval racing. Known for his inovative way of work, the materials involved and of course, his look at the aerodynamics. Yes, back in the late sixties, early … Continue reading #Focus – The Chaparral 2K Cosworth Indycar.
Competition is the greatest spur to progress. And when, during a visit to Bonneville in October 1990 Richard Noble learned that the great American speed king Craig Breedlove was planning to attack his Thrust2 record, he reacted in the only … Continue reading #TheThrillOfSpeed – Thrust SSC – Breaking the sound barrier.