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Cowl-mounted acetylene lamp on a 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost - click on image to enlarge for improved image quality & resolution.

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The oily bits

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Cadillac motor in a 1952 Allard J2 Roadster.

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Ostentatious silliness, spotted at a Sunoco station in New Jersey.  the attendant said how everybody likes it.  I demurred.   I have no idea what was under the retro-kit body, but there were 8 exhaust pipes coming out of the engine bay, perhaps two for each VW bug cylinder - Probably not.  The car was quite large.

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Engine compartment, 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Thrupp & Maberly Limousine - click on image to enlarge.

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Front suspension with dual Houdaille-type shock absorbers  - 1931 Duesenberg Cummins Diesel Special 2-man Indianapolis race car

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Engine & exhaust header - 1932 Hudson Martz Special 2-man Indianpolis race car.

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After a long, hard season of vintage racing, this Porsche 917 - 10 deserves a thorough refurbishing.

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In 1932 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy's poet laureate, presented Tazio Nuvolari with a gold turtle on a chain with a note....." to the fastest man alive, the slowest of animals". From that monemt on Nuvolari considered it his good luck charm and wore it every day. His racing coverall had a turtle embroidered on them, his private airplane had a turtle painted on the side, and he had small nickesilver replicas of the gold turtle cast, which he prersented to friends and admirers, and had one attached to the dash of every racing car he drove. The original with the noteis on display in its own case at the Nuvolari Museum.

This example is mounted on the dash of a 1935 Alfa-Romeo 8C 35 Grand Prix car which was driven by Nuvolari.

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7.6 liter ( approx. 463 cu. in.) Chevrolet big block motor in a McLaren M8D Can Am racer. Groundshaking power, torque & noise !

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 groundshaking power, noise and torque to satisfy your passion in motorsports, this is the way to enjoy it.

 

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Front wheel & mechanical brake, 1925 Type 35 Bugatti Grand Prix race car.

Note the one piece alloy wheel with the brakedrum cast as an integral part of the wheel.

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Refurbished and brought to better than-new spec chassis tub of a 1980s Porsche 962 in restoration.

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Engine compartment of a 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix race car.

4-cyl. in-line motor, Roots-type supercharger, 2 liter displacement, 3 valve heads, making about 80 HP @ approx. 5000 rpm....delivered to the rear wheels via a 4-speed transmission. 

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I've said it before, and I continue to believe that a certain class of mechanical objects transcend their intended purpose and may be legitimately regarded as art..... and I think an old warhorse like this certainly qualifies.

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Bespoke interior of  a Pagani Huayra

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