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1930 Ford Sprint Car Special news, pictures, specifications, and information
Ever since the creation of the automobile the design and mechanical components have continued to evolve and improve. Fuel sources, engine sizes, suspension, weight distribution, aerodynamics, braking, and more have all been experimented with and undergone rigorous testing and development. It is only suitable that at the local racing circuit, eager individuals were continuing this development in efforts of securing themselves a podium finish. To compete in races during the early years of the automobile, all that was required was a vehicle that could compete. Those who had more money often had more resources at their disposal and could take their vehicle to the next level in terms of power and performance.

At the time, the Ford Flathead V8 was an excellent resource to utilize. Parts were in abundance, power was plentiful, and it was fairly reliable. To fuel the fire, Fred Frame appeared in a 1934 Ford ad declaring 'I picked a Ford V8 for 1933… it brought me home in front. It takes a lot of automobile to average 80.22 miles per hour for 200 miles over a course like that.' Alone, this may not have meant much, but coming from the winner of the 1932 Indianapolis 500, it was a solid endorsement.

By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2007
DARIO FRANCHITTI TO DRIVE CAMARO Z/28 INDY 500 PACE CAR
NEW YORK — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It's the eighth time a Camaro has been the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race. Franchitti won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012, and he is only the third driver ever to win at least three consecutive IndyCar titles – among four championships overall. Franchitti's appearance in t...[Read more...]
FORMER F1 CHAMPION VILLENEUVE COMMITS TO WORLD RX
◾Former F1 World Champion, Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar king primed to make rallycross debut ◾French-Canadian 'excited' about prospect of sideways 600bhp action ◾Signing further underlines rocketing reputation of newest and fastest-growing FIA World Championship The new-for-2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has added a former Formula 1 World Champion to what is an increasingly competitive driver line-up for its inaugural campaign, with Jacques Villene...[Read more...]
GOODYEAR BLIMP INNOVATOR HONORED
 ◾Mickey Wittman inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ◾'Father of sports aerial broadcasting' led Goodyear blimp TV coverage for 28 years NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 – Mickey Wittman, known as the 'father of sports aerial broadcasting' for his work in developing the Goodyear blimp's role in sports television, will be inducted in to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame here tonight. Anyone who has ever watched a televised sports event and heard the words 'Tonight's aerial c...[Read more...]
1996 Japanese Grand Prix: Not Without a Fight
By the middle of the 1996 Formula One season it appeared as if Damon Hill would run away with the championship. In many respects Hill was sticking it to the hierarchy of his team who had considered replacing him toward the end of the 1995 season. But then there would be Jacques Villeneuve, Hill's teammate. Brand new to Formula One, it would take a little while for the Canadian to come, but he would do just that. He too wasn't going to just give his teammate the championship, not with a fight any...[Read more...]
ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT BECOMES FIRST U.S FORMULA E TEAM
• Multiple IndyCar champions join new global electric race series
INDIANAPOLIS (July 17, 2013) – Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, has today become the third of 10 teams to sign up to the FIA Formula E Championship – the world's first fully-electric global racing series, beginning in 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended by Alejandro Agag, CEO of Championship promoters Formula E Holdings ...[Read more...]

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