The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banjeaux bob, Dec 26, 2011.
If I knew of thread to post this ,I would. Looks like HAMB material to me!
Chitty chitty bang bang #2
Bill France posted an award of $10,000 to anyone who could post a speed in excess of 180 mph on a closed course speedway. Bob Osiecki of Charlotte, NC took up the challenge. Osiecki installed a super charger Dodge 413 cubic-inch engine in an Indy roadster. Then he designed and installed a vertical stabilizer and a pair of inverted air foils, or upside down wings, to the chassis to aerodynamically stabilize the vehicle at speed.
On August 28, 1961 Art Malone drove the 'Mad Dog IV' to a world record speed of 181.561 mph at Daytona International Speedway. The car is owned by Mary Ann Osiecki and is on loan to the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
The body is constructed from aluminum and powered by a Chrysler 413 460-cubic-inch engine. There are drum brakes and Firestone tires.
Looks like a guy in a race car to me.
oh yeah, its got wings and a tail
it's a poke in the eye to Bill France, the Mad Dog IV with a blown Chrylser 413 and some wild aerodynamics.... built in 1961.
chitty chitty bang bang my aunt tilly's drawers.
France hated Mopars. You are right, this simply pissed old Bill France off even more concerning Mopars. And that aspect of motor racing will ALWAYS be less because of that, to me, anyway.
Another reason why NA$CAR sucks.
yes indeed, cool story ........just because
So, just what was aunt Tilly doing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang without her drawers?
The latest issue of Street Rodder Premium shows that it is in Don Garlits Drag racing museum in Ocala Florida.
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