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:
Please see my other videos for more of the same.
Visit www.oldclassiccar.co.uk to find more motoring nostalgia.
Vintage Racing - 1950s Indy Cars startup and race. LOUD!!!
Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan
International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated
with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display
after this event.
This event was incredible! I got to wander in the pits and the garage area.
You will hear these cars starting up right from the tailpipes, and you will
see them driving on the track from the pits.
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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
BMW V12 on dyno with down draft intake
This is a BMW V12, modified by Powerplant Racing. 5.5 liters with ported
heads, 10:1 compression, custom roller cams, custom down draft intake
system, Electromotive engine management system, 450 hp. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Tiger Tank " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The hand crank starter, is the recommended way of starting a Tiger in cold
weather conditions, it also has an electric starter.These men starting the
Tiger are experienced tank mechanics, many are volunteers who help keep the
Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and
after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight.
Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and
wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the
work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment
with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with
no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his
widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect
Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos
are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the
Spitfire in flying condition.
Kawasaki 48 Cylinder Runs!
Quick clip of the Worlds largest multi Cylinder Motorcycle, this 48
cylinder bike was built by my pal Simon Whitelock - here it is at the
Triples Rally in 2004 - it is actually 49 cylinder as the initial sound is
of the single cylinder starter engine
Merlin V12 part 1 start up
A Merlin engine built out of two wrecks. It originally powered a twin
engine Mosquito. Just the thing to have in your shed!
"Brutus" race car - 750hp 46L V12 1908
"Brutus" from Germany at Concours d'élégance Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn,
An extraordinary vehicle that was constructed in the Auto & Technik MUSEUM
SINSHEIM's workshops under the project name "Brutus", is - like the Maybach
special racing car - also following the tradition of the Blitzen-Benz.
After WW I many aircraft engines were available since Germany was not
allowed to own aircraft. These engines were installed on old undercarriages
and used to perform races. An undercarriage with chaindrive of 1908 was
being used as a basis for the "Brutus" project. A 12-cylinder aircraft
engine with 46 liters displacement and a constant performance of 500 hp at
1500 rpm or 750 hp at 1700 rpm, that was located in Spain by our club
member Hans Dittes, was mounted on top. The attraction of this vehicle is
not least due to the fact that it is going to reach a speed of far beyond
100 km/h at about 800 rpm only. After several years of hard work the
vehicle was completed. It already was presented in action at many events.
wood chunker for gasifier / vehicle fuel
chunking wood for wood burning truck.
More info at http://driveonwood.com.
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