Packard Bentley - the 42 Litre "Mavis" special.

Footage of Chris Williams' Packard-engined Bentley special in the paddock on its debut at the Pageant of Power in 2010. Footage of the Napier Bentley can now be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua-0wSn0azs Please see my other videos for more of the same. Visit www.oldclassiccar.co.uk to find more motoring nostalgia.

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The Amazing Packard Bentley Special " Mavis " Car. 42ltr 1500hp V12.
This is the ultimate badass car, its mean looking, it breathes fire, and if you get to close it sprays you with boiling water, this is Chitty Chitty Bang Bangs evil twin.





Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911. (Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw ) Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @ 69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903. This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920! Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011. Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz and other historic speed record contenders: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/blitzenbenz/interesting/ Specs: displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³ bore 185 mm / 7.28 in stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in compression 5.8:1 power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm specific output 9.3 bhp per litre bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne





Russischer Sternmotor - Russian Radial Engine Start and Run
Beim traditionsreichen Traktorentreffen in Burkhardtsdorf ist seit einiger Zeit immer ein großer russischer Sternmotor aus einer Antonow dabei. Der wurde natürlich auch gefilmt. Da es am Morgen sehr kühl und feucht war, machte er einige Probleme beim starten aber dann lief er. Typisch für alte Sternmotoren ist die große Rauchentwicklung beim Start, da eine größere Ölmenge in die unteren Zylinder läuft, die dann verbrannt wird. Der Sound war wie immer ohrenbetäubend.





Definitive Auto Union V16 C Type engine warm up - Goodwood Revival 2012 - Silver Arrows
Full warm up from atop my stilts from the Silver Arrows garages at the Goodwood Revival meeting. See them in action here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bIJZVhOfQs It gets no better. By the way, negative comments will be removed... don't waste your time, the only reason you are here is because you are interested.




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