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Thanks for adding new images - for future postings may I ask you identify what we're looking at, Please.

A few more..........starting with the oil cooler of a Talbot-Lago 1950 t26-C Grand Prix car.

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JZG

 

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The builder of this '32 Ford Roadster Hot Rod fabricated this flip-up rear window himself.

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JZG 

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Pure luck to catch a Reventlow Scarab in the pits for a wheel change between heats..............laying bare the DeDion rear suspension.

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JZG

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Sign says it's a Buick

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23 hours ago, lykaman said:

Sign says it's a Buick

It is a Buick.  A fairly rare Buick Skylark Convertible.  

I always thought they were pretty cool machines with their chrome fins and wire wheels.  Growing up in Los Angeles, I remember seeing several of them including a neighbor down the street.  

Thanks for posting your photographs of this example. jDD

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MG-TC four cylinder with the first I have ever seen, a roots style, belt driven supercharger.  If anyone knows more about this engine's beautiful details, please educate as English cars definitely aren't my strong suit.

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.......a few more.

The exposed powertrain of the actual 24 Hours of LeMans-winning 1991 Mazda 787B.

4-rotor, normal aspirated rotary engine.

First Asian car builder to ever win the race, first car with a non-reciprocating internal combustion engine to win..........and yet, shortly afterwards Mazda abondoned the Wankel altogether.

M2340-P / 35mm Summilux FLE

JZG

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In 1963, Carrol Shelby built two 'King Cobra' sports racers - they were the last purpose-built race cars ever produced by the Shelby American organization.

Utilizing  chassis from John Cooper in the UK, Shelby installed 289 Ford engines, producing approx. 400 HP.

Note heave spring rear suspension.

SL / 24-90 V.E.

JZG

 

 

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A Masterclass in automotive packaging - 1973 Porsche 917/30, raced by the Penske Team with Mark Donohue driving, probably the fastest, most brutal, most powerful race car ever built.

5.3 liter, 12 cylinder, twin turbocharged, making upwards of 1200 HP, weighing approx. 1600 pounds, all contained within a 2500 mm wheelbase.

This particular car so dominated Can-Am racing in '73, the year it won the championship, that it was strongly felt that the rules had to be were changed for the following year to give other cars a chance, a move that essentially ended Can -Am forever.

SL / 24-90 V.E.

JZG 

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10 hours ago, John Z. Goriup said:

.......a few more.

The exposed powertrain of the actual 24 Hours of LeMans-winning 1991 Mazda 787B.

4-rotor, normal aspirated rotary engine.

First Asian car builder to ever win the race, first car with a non-reciprocating internal combustion engine to win..........and yet, shortly afterwards Mazda abondoned the Wankel altogether.

M2340-P / 35mm Summilux FLE

JZG

 

They continued with road cars for a good few years after that though.  the RX-8 was available into the mid/late 2000s over here.

For a time I had one of the first generation RX-7s.  One of the few cars I should have hung on to, despite their shortcomings!  Probably be a pile of rust by now...

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Engine compartment of a 1927 Tipo 37A Bugatti Grand Prix car.  4 cylinder, supercharged, 1500 cc, 3 valves per cylinder, approx. 80 HP

SL / 24 - 9i0 V.E.

JZG

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Oil filter arrangement, Scarab rear-engined F-1 car.,

Playing with my then-brand-new 50mm f1.4 Summilux Asph. FLE - on the M9-P to get some experience in shooting fast lenses wide-open.

JZG

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A significant milstone in internal-combustion, race car engineering - twin turbocharged, 5.4 - liter, Porsche 12 cylinder 917-30 motor, making approx. 1145 HP in race tune..... quite a bit more in qualifying trim.

SL / 24- 90 V.E.

JZG

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Had the good fortune to get a really good look at Michael Schumacher's race & championship - winning 2002 Ferrari F-1 car during a Corsa Cliente weekend at Laguna Seca. 

Utterly fascinating..........  Inconel metal, fabricated exhaust header - left side of the internal combustion only V-10 motor.

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JZG

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Front suspension & brake.......nor trying to sound like an adoring 'fanboy', but the technology and execution aren't all that different from the space shuttle and other NASA  efforts. Can't quite imagine what it's like driving one of these.

JZG

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