The Jalopy Journal
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The World’s Fastest Sports CarMotor Life, August 1955By John Christy
The Mabee Special is a piece of backyard machinery known variously as the “Streetliner” and as the “Fastest Sports Car in the World.” Both terms had been used two years ago when the car turned 202 mph at the Bonneville trials. At the time there was some justification for calling it a Streetliner, since the car never would have passed the road race technical committee.
The following year the car was changed from alcohol-nitro to gas and ran a top time of 196.50 mph. So the owners, Texas oilman Guy Mabee and his son, took the car to the March Field sports car road races. After a fast start the car was in and out of the pits, but hung to within a lap of the leaders and finished seventh.
The 1955 Jules Heumann Singer Speacial
And do you notice that they are actually driving on the correct side of the road.....?????
So now that we're all nice and updated, here are a few previously unpublished photos from the album of a German sailor on the old Hamburg-America Line. These were taken in the early 1930s; first one was in Leningrad:
Next two were in Norway:
This last one is from the Pasadena archives, zoomed in from a much larger image. The car has me stumped; note the unusual radiator shell. Can anyone ID it?
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