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« on: December 30, 2018, 01:43:26 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 09:33:04 AM »

Aero cars indeed.................  that looks interesting

https://thetopbreakingnews.com/2018/02/20/handmade-supercar-with-spitfire-engine-makes-first-test-run-cars-life-style/
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 01:28:40 PM »

So thought I Sir.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 04:19:59 PM »

my part of the world, count me in  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 09:10:28 PM »

Manky day at the beach! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 11:13:06 AM »

well I have a few  Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 10:19:42 AM »

What are aero cars?
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 10:24:51 AM »

What are aero cars?

Cars powered by aircraft engines.
Common practice for early land speed cars as a way to get more engine capacity.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 06:43:37 PM »

Like the jet car we used to see at the Ogri rally?

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 11:04:40 AM »

Like the jet car we used to see at the Ogri rally?


Afraid not quite.........

We’re talking (in general) pre-war (tho often around the time of The Great war), internal combustion engines powering rear wheels.

Engines such a
Napier Lion broad-arrow formation 12 cylinder, 24 litres,
Liberty V12 of 27 litres
Merlin V12 of 27 litres
Maybach Zeppelin of 23 litres

Some folk have, for bit of a jolly wheeze in recent years, constructed cars with such engines  Cool

https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/race_drivers_count_louis_zborowski.php

Couple of photos to give an idea

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 11:10:58 AM »

and a couple more.

As far as I'm aware, Babs is currently at Beaulieu  (often at Brooklands, and at Pendine)
https://www.thegentlemanracer.com/2018/11/babs-on-display-at-beaulieu.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babs_%28land_speed_record_car%29

Brooklands is home to the Napier Railton, a Land Speed Record car
https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/explore/our-collection/cars/napier-railton
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Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 03:54:47 PM »

Luvverly.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2019, 11:22:43 AM »

What are aero cars?


Land speed cars incl aero-engined monsters running on beaches (somehow don't think this event will be quite like the footage!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4FcigOOILU
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There's nowt as light as a hole, so add lightness.

Our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now! - Elwood Blues

Nitro doesn't add power, it multiplies it! Bob Loux, running 10.07 secs @138mph on a 650 normally aspirated Triumph drag bike in 1965!

"Incontinence Hotline" - please hold.
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