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Re: Weird, or unusual racing cars

Post by John » 1 year ago

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EB wrote:
strad wrote:So weird it won Indy
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Yes, a Lotus 38 in this thread confused me too. What's weird about it?
At the time, it was definitely "out there".
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Post by Cheeveer » 1 year ago

It was the third year for Lotus at the Speedway, the fifth Month of May since the rear-engine revolution began. Hardly weird by then. It was refined and a template for much of the grid even.

This, on the other hand:

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Post by EB » 1 year ago

Not only that, offset suspension cars preceded the 60s revolution anyway.

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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

Weird sprint cars.

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Rear engined Modified.
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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

I remember seeing that six-wheeled sprintcar now. Must have driven like a dog!

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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

The car with three wheels on the right and one on the left shattered records at its first outing when being tested pre-season. It was that fast that the administration banned the car before it could ever participate in a race. Very comparable to the Lotus 88.
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Post by MitchC24 » 1 year ago

Some weird sports cars
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Post by BT52 » 1 year ago

One of my favorite: The AAR Eagle with a delta shaped ground effect car.
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Post by MonteCristo » 1 year ago

BT52 wrote:One of my favorite: The AAR Eagle with a delta shaped ground effect car.
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A beautifully ugly car! It wasn't too bad on the track, either.
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Post by nicanary » 1 year ago

1970 Mac's IT Can-Am car. Four 2-stroke Rotex motorcycle engines, one at each corner. Four wheel drive a different way.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

Welcome to the forum! We don't have a built-in image attachment function, so please upload your images to http://tinypic.com/ and copy the code from the "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards" box :thumbsup:
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Post by Jacob » 1 year ago

Another weird cars are the Formula V-cars from the 1960s and the Formula Junior Formula 3 Cooper from the 1950s.
A bit like: form a bit bodywork around the Driver, put a hoover engine behind him and attach the wheels of a pushcart.
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Post by nicanary » 1 year ago

This is the image I had omitted from my previous post - 4 engines at 4 corners. I have no idea how the final drive worked.


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Post by theracer120 » 1 year ago



:haha: :thumbsup:

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

How about this lot?

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Post by theracer120 » 1 year ago

What is that.

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