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Totally insane race car....and you would have to be mad to drive it too

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by paulatxntric, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. seen racing on sunday.......5 litre (302ci) air cooled, Jap loss oiling system (it just runs out all over the car/driver/floor) engine from before Louis Blereo (think you spell it like that) first flew across the English channel ... well before ww1....
    The guy drove it like a bastard, opposite lock on every corner, smoking the tyres as he was sliding.....and no front brakes
    check out the chassis!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    yes it really is!!!!

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  2. Oh and it's road legal too!! Don't ask me how i have no idea
  3. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    wow is all i can say
  4. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    It looks bad ass but man is it unsafe!!!

  5. HOLY CRAP! Its like a Morgan Trike, except with less brains.
  6. Unsafe??? it's nearly 100 years old, I don't know any 100 year olds that are safe!!!!

    One of the other GNs (it's a GN!) went off at Gerrards corner, the racing was a t Mallory Park..hit a tyre wall and was on fire at one point....driver has no seat belt and I think came out of the car...he's fine, if bruised and still has his balls of steel intact
  7. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,131


    I think oak frame rails are very traditional.
  8. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    That's frikin' awesome! The engine is too them old engines with exposed valvetrains.....

    Any pics of other cars from the race???? Like that blue one next to it??
  9. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 845

    from SoCal

    When tyres were skinny and drivers were fat ! There is a Lagonda at the track lately that is also a monster - 1930s I think.
  10. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862


    that frame gives me the splinters!!!
  11. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 4,154

    64 DODGE 440
    from so cal

    That's one neat ride from back when men were men and machines were built from whatever they had. I'd love to hear it run.
  12. The Dude
    Joined: May 30, 2004
    Posts: 48

    The Dude

    I'm in love man, scared to death, but in love

    ...As a matter of fact, you know that really really hot girl you know that you want to bang but you heard she might have herpes but she is so damn hot you might do her anyway.

    This car is her
  13. Deuce Rails
    Joined: Feb 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,016

    Deuce Rails

    I was just at the Henry Ford Museum, and saw the 999 that Barney Oldfield raced and was amazed that it too has a wooden frame.
  14. Horsepower67
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 535


    Holy hell I want that thing...
  15. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,321


    At least it won't rust. Termites might be another issue altogether though.

    I love it. Got a whole "steampunk" feel to it.
  16. cwatson1953
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 972


    that thing is SICK!
    i dig it!
  17. cwatson1953
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 972


    well put....:D
  18. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,558

    Rand Man

    That's a pretty fine level of detail and workmanship for an old race car.
  19. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,052


    Actually that is a J.A.P. motor as in J. A. Prestwick. They are best known for their motorcycle motors which were the hot shit in the early speedway days.

  20. Sawracer
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,314

    from socal

    I love it. I would drive it, People fly airplanes with wooden wings and fabric covering so why not a wooden frame? Wooden boats work fine with big ass engines too. This post is why I am on the HAMB too damn much.
    Wurger and manx4me like this.
  21. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,396

    from nowhere...

    Thats friggin' scary cool.
  22. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,120

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Looks safer than most rat rods ive seen!
  23. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,381


    Looks cool as as get out. And just as dangerous.
  24. Yo Baby
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
    Posts: 2,812

    Yo Baby

  25. you know her too? !
  26. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,269

    general gow
    Staff Member

    i think it rules.
  27. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,021


    I'd love to hear it run!! What does that thing SOUND like anyway???

    Some years ago I attended an event at Monterey where they ran a bunch of stuff like that and the most memorable things are the sounds and smells of those old motors running full-tilt!!!
  28. the smell of castrol r and the noise made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up!!
    the Napier Bentley could be heard all the way around the track, popping and banging on over run...with cable brakes the engine braking was the best way to slow down
  29. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    That's the equivalent of a flat track motorcycle. They don't run brakes either. If you've ever watched those boys race really hard your first thought is, "how do they get their legs AND balls in the same pair of pants?":cool: :D


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