Mille Miglia with Bentley Motors
(Crewe and Brescia, 21 May 2014) This year's Mille Miglia challenge, which
involved hundreds of classic cars from across the world attempt to complete
a gruelling 4-day and 1700km drive through Italy, saw Bentley Motors secure
its best position to date with one of the company's iconic 4 ½ Litre
supercharged Bentley Blowers.
Rolf Frech, Bentley's Member of the Board for Engineering and Jerome
D'Ambrosio, finished in 73rd position out of the 438 cars that took part;
the best result achieved by Bentley to date and also one of the highest
Rolf Frech comments: "Once again Mille Miglia proved to be a real test of
every driver's stamina and ability. The Bentley Blower, which is now in its
ninth decade, demonstrated that it is a remarkable piece of engineering and
more than capable of meeting the challenge."
Bentley works racing driver Jerome D'Ambrosio, making his Mille Miglia
debut, proved to be a great addition to the team. Using his considerable
skills (usually employed behind the wheel of his Bentley Continental GT3 in
the Blancpain Endurance Series) Jerome ensured the Blower was always
competitive. Jerome explains:
"It was great to get behind the wheel of such a famous Bentley and
understand the immense skills the original Bentley Boy racing drivers had.
The car requires a lot of raw strength to drive but has such immense
character that even after four days of hard driving it was a shame to reach
the finishing line. Following in the footsteps of the first Bentley racing
drivers was a great honour and I now feel like a true Bentley Boy."
A unique meeting of Bentleys before the start of this year's event ensured
the Mille Miglia began in fine style for the Bentley team.
Customers and friends from the Bentley Drivers Club (www.bdcl.co.uk) joined
the drivers in the city centre of Brescia. Fittingly, the location for the
meeting of Bentleys was the Piazza Bruno Boni which is named in honour of
one of the founders of the original Mille Miglia race.
UMS Tuning CT9A Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8: Global Time Attack Competition Car
Cars of Global Time Attack presented by Whiteline Suspension: Tony Szirka
from UMS Tuning in Arizona gives us a tour of his 2003 CT9A Mitsubishi
Lancer Evo 8 Time Attack Competition Car.
UMS Tuning Lancer Evo 8 SPEC SHEET:
Whiteline anti lift kit, front and rear sway bars and urethane bushings
Sparco Circuit Pro 2 seat
Sparco steering wheel
AEM Series2 EMS (soon to be Infinity and an AQ1)
2002 Eclipse 4G64 block with 2006 Evo 9 head
Garrett GTX4088 turbo | Garrett 1000hp
air/water Intercooler core
Brian Crower billet 94mm stroker crank
GRP 159mm rods | Wiseco 8.5:1 pistons
Tomei 290 cams
OEM head gasket | ARP L19 head studs/main studs
GSC beehive valve springs | Brian Crower Valves
Autronic 500r CDI
UMS modified oil pump
Moroso/AMS oil pan
Canton 3qt Accusump
Skunk2 intake manifold and throttle body
Mishimoto radiator and oil cooler
Full-Race twin scroll T4 turbo manifold
turbosmart wastegates and blowoff valve
Dodge 300m coils
turbosmart fuel pressure regulator
2 Bosch 044 pumps
Walbro 400 lift pump
JTE Performance custom fabbed fuel and coolant swirl pots, water reservoir,
4" Exhaust, Intercooler and plumbing.
Competition Clutch billet twin
Quaife front LSD
Ksport 14" 8 pot front 13" 6pot rear
Ksport circuit pro double adjustable coil overs, 13k front 18k rear springs
Rota MXR 18x11 wheels
Continental 305/645-18 slicks
Kognition chassis mount wing wit custom end plates
AIT Racing wide body kit, side skirts, bumpers, fenders, carbon hood and
Oem lancer steel roof panel
Fathead fabrications 1.75 .095 DOM Roll Cage
Tilton triple pedal 6000series floor mount pedals
Race Technologies Dash2 display
Qstarz GPS logger
UMS splitter and canards
Shorai power li battery
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Mark Sheehan nitro funny car licensing explosion 12.03.2008
Mark Sheehan and his team were out trying to get the final stages of their
nitro funny car licensing completed today at the Perth Motorplex.
On the first pass for the day, the car smoked the tyres almost instantly,
then some fine adjustments were made to try and cater for the hot
conditions for the second pass.
The car looked to be on a great run this time around getting to the 60'
with a .972 short time, followed by a lift before the 330' in 2.59, but
when Sheehan had a pedal and got back onto it, then KABOOM!
The Mustang body totally
blew off the chassis and into the air and lifted the back end of car at
least a metre off the ground before a second bounce lifted it up and away
again. Then with some great steering, Sheehan managed to tame his ride back
to earth, and thankfully escaped the terrifying incident unharmed.
We wish Sheehan and his team all the best for their next nitro outing.
nitro injected dragster NHRA US NATS
Tim Bowgren in B&C Racing's Nitro injected dragster takes on Dave Hirata at
the 2007 Mac tools NHRA US Nationals. We Really have to quit racing Dave.
Special thanks again to Hirata Motorsports
Ca. Hot Rod Reunion 2009
Street Rods and Race Cars at Ca. Hot Rod Reunion 2009 at Famoso Raceway
near Bakersfield, Ca. Sat. Oct 18th
Dragster Racing Hot Rod Reunion Famoso part 1/4
The 17th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile
Club of Southern California, is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA
Motorsports Museum. Honorees are Steve Davis, John Edmunds, Georgia Seipel,
Walt Rhoades and Butch Maas, along with Justice Brothers Reunion Spotlight
Award winner, Gas Ronda. The Grand Marshal of the Reunion is Junior
Thompson. The Reunion will feature a fabulous array of cool drag cars,
street rods and customs of the historic and present-day hot rod eras.
Showcased on the track will be NHRA vintage drag racing, featuring some the
sports most famous and historic cars and drivers, racing in such classes at
Nostalgia Top Fuel, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Altereds, Supercharged Gassers,
Classic Super Stock, Hot Rods and others, plus and a variety of exhibition
entries. Event is also the finale of the NHRAs new 7-race nostalgia
program, the Hot Rod Heritage Series.
The weekend Reunion program features hot rods in the Grove, including
pre-1972 street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars; the Reunion Swap
Meet; Manufacturers Midway, Friday night CHRR Reception at the Doubletree
in Bakersfield; and much more! Plus, on Saturday night its the sensational
Cacklefest classic nitro-burning, front-engine fuelers, push-started just
like the old days.