Spitfire Engined Special 2 of 2
A Rolls-Royce Merlin engined special, featured in our June issue, being
fired up. This is a 24-litre V12 and capable of a theoretical 300mph. Video
by Tony Bell.
Old Top Gear The Beast
Old Top Gear from 1998
Steve Berry drives the Beast, a car with a Merlin (Airplane) Engine
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
5th March 1998
This is redneck ingenuity in its purist form. An old car frame, some tired
iron, a few belts and pulleys and away we go.
Builder/operator unknown. This was captured at the Santa Fe Trail Tired
Iron Show west of Larned Ks. Oct 11, 2008
Permission has been granted to NBC Comcast Entertainment Group to use the
video 'Redneck GoCart' on the SYFY channel on the "Insane or Inspired"
series begining Friday May 25th, 2012. This video is supposed to appear
in 'Motorized Moments' on June 22nd, 2012.
Update: This did appear on SYFY's "Insane or Inspired" June 22nd, 2012. It
came in as number 7 of the top 25 most outragous backyard creations.
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BMW V12 Cylinder Aircraft Engine with 47 liter capacity 750 HP at 1700 RPM
Car Frame from "La France" build in 1908 The Car runs in idle between 500
and 1000 RPM. Vehicle owned by Technik Museum Sinsheim
John Dodd - "The Beast"
Short video of the legendary 27-Litre car built by John Dodd with a Merlin
engine, better known as "The Beast".
Video - April 2008.
This is clip of Spitfire Mark 9 MH434 being flown by the late Mark Hanna at
Duxford in the UK. This is a clip from a DVD called "A Spitfires Story"