Chris Bolton puts the WPVW formula vee on the Dyno for the first time with the new WPVW prepared 2165ml turbo engine . As the engine comes up on Boost for the first time the Exhaust temp rises and the heat resistant paint cannot withstand the temp and starts to smoke . The new combination produced 175bhp @ the wheels on 15psi Boost and E85 fuel.
Formula Vee Décima Etapa
Evento realizado no dia 19/Janeiro/2013 (sábado) no autódromo de
Interlagos, São Paulo. Vencedor da Temporada 2012, Rodrigo Rosset e
Vencedor da Décima Etapa, João Tubino. Informações com, Formula Vee
Turbo Diesel Mini Bike
Start at 2:13 to skip the intro, or click here for a helmet-cam ride:
This is an idea I've had since I was a kid, and after watching Mike Cberts
Diesel mini bike video I was inspired to put together my own! The frame
has been around since I was 4 years old! At that point it was powered by a
3 hp Briggs and Stratton and is a Fox corporation, Trail Bug probably from
the 60's or early 70's. The engine is a copy of a 10 hp Yanmar single
cylinder Diesel engine and the turbo is
similar to the one on my Honda CX-500 turbo motorcycle. The engine runs at 3,600 rpm
max and top speed so far is 39.3 mph.
Here's a description of 2 stroke & 4 stroke Diesel engines:
Formula Vee feature
Mid 1980's feature on Formula Vee racing done for ESPN's Speedweek program.
Wayne and Greg Geyer interviewed by Rick DeBruhl
The day that changed Super-Vee racing. Part 2
A 1978 film about the introducing of the water cooled engine, up to this
event it had been only air cooled engines. Interviews with race drivers;
Bill Alsup, Tom Bagley, Gary Bettenhausen, Jim George, Howdy Holmes, Nancy
James, Herm Johnson, Bob Lazier, Eddie Phillips, Elliott Forbes-Robinson,
Tom Thompson, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Jr. and narrated by Chris Economaki.
Part 2 of 2
WPVW vid of Penrose brothers at Huntley hillclimb 1989
in 1989 Wayne and Rod Penrose raced at Huntley Hillclimb . Rod drove the
formula vee with the 2276 type-1 engine and Wayne drove the speedway
super-sedan powered by a 2.4litre type-1 methanol injected supercharged
engine . The super sedan was quite a handful as it was not designed to be
driven in a straight line....