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Watkins Glen Vintage Grand Prix, 2011

Watkins Glen, NY on the tip of Seneca lake is generally a sleepy little town. Many, however, are familiar with the racing heritage that began there after WWII. Like Daytona, Sebring, and Indianapolis, Watkins Glen is one of America’s most famous racing circuits with a great history behind it. Races on the public roads through … Continue reading

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Race Oddity: Lotus 56 “turbine car”

Turbine powered automobiles have been tried and tested many times as a replacement to the conventional piston engine. Essentially a jet-engine mated to a mechanical drive shaft, turbines allow a vast power curve and relative simplicity. The idea became gained popularity in the late 1950’s “Jet Age” and was experimented with heavily by Chrysler in … Continue reading