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OMG! Amazing / wonderful story and equally amazing / wonderful presentation! What I’m dieing to know is, what race track is that?
Wonderful. And recall that rover -BRM had finished a Le Mans in a turbine before this was made. Wonderful, but not truly unique surely…
I really wanted to see the engine and transmission layout
Excellent photography. I’d say worthy of an award.
Really nice interview, as well. I shared this with my father, who is very familiar with this wonderful era of invention.
Thanks for sharing.
Yes Cortina tail lamps. Also used on Lola GT, TVR Grantura Mk.3, and anyone else with a Lucas catalog and the desire, they sold to everyone. Not to mention all the Mk 1 Cortinas in the scrap yard when the Howmet was under construction.
PS Ford Cortina tail lights?
I LOVE THIS RACE CAR!! The camera work from the air truly captured the essence as well as the elements of this one of a kind race car. The race cars my Father-n-law ( Bob McKee ) built in the 60’s were all special, but this racer in particular is my favorite. For one it had firstly the soul…(if you believe in such a thing)…of a champion. From her shape and lines, to her high turbine whine when she’s at full song! The Howmet race car sounds like a jet fighter coming down the track! Experimentally Awesome!! I’ve seen the… Read more »
Fantastic, and some great camera shots. Is it just me or do they look like MK1 Cortina tail lights? 😉
I can only imagine if I’d had access to videos like these when I was a kid. Great videography, stories, and incredible cars every Tuesday instead of waiting a month for the next Road & Track, Motor Trend and Car and Driver…I guess there was Autoweek. By the way, does anyone know what happened to Motor Trend Classic? They were like the magazine version of the Petro. videos.
Nice! I need to see one in person. My Dad worked for Heppenstall in Formula Vee so I’ve known about this for a while.
Nice catch . A most excellent catch in fact and another fine example of ‘ Stump the Grump ‘ ! *
*( in all honesty I had read about this way back in the day but had completely forgotten about it … so thanks for jogging the ole ” little grey cells ” )
Superb, what a tonic an interesting subject and fabulous camera work!
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