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Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: Gambalunga] #607240
10/12/19 10:56 AM
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I have raced against the Pacey Hassan Bentley , the Napier Bentley , and a Barnato Bentley at the Bentley Drivers' Club meetings in the past.

Fearsome beasts indeed, but they really lack any stopping power. I could easily outbrake into every corner , but they came roaring (and I do mean roaring!) past on the next straight. The Napier Bentley was particularly tricky as every time he lifted off it would spit flames from the exhaust , and if I was anywhere near I feared for my paintwork.


Andy G
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Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: Gambalunga] #607263
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Reno Air Race, Gold class 2017 reckoned to be one of the best ever races here.



Regards Richard

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Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: +8Rich] #607270
10/12/19 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich

Great idea it's going to be a long week, here's another..



Rich, what an impossibly beautiful thing. A chap down the road from me is a professional yacht skipper and spends his time moving "Mr Carpet Right" yacht around the Med I was speaking to him last week ( home to check on the pad ) and he told me that they have an Aquarama as a tender just to go ashore. Why is it that a country which is always in political turmoil can produce so many beautiful things.


Here for a good time not a long time!!
Reg
Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: Gambalunga] #607281
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Rover Royce ?



Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: +8Rich] #607282
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Originally Posted by +8Rich

Great idea it's going to be a long week, here's another..


There is a club associated with a motel directly across the lake from us that has often a number of Riva boats and other more racing type boats. He did have two most impressive speed record hydroplanes in his garage. One was powered by a Ferrari V12 engine and the other was a Maserati V8.

I believe the Ferrari was the one below that was sold at auction a while back.

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The vintage Ferrari racing boat at auction for about 2 million dollars
The original unique and unrepeatable RC Arno XI, dating back to 1953, gone down in history for the impressive speed achieved in competition, will be auctioned on May 11 for an expected proceeds of $ 1.9 million
22 February 2012 | by Redazione Liguria Nautica

When we talk about Ferrari, we are used to thinking about asphalt and very fast cars; the auction that will take place on May 11 at RM Auction in Monaco instead makes us rediscover a Ferrari world that also dominates the sea: under the hammer will be the sale of the very fast "Arno", the racing boat that on October 15, 1953 set the speed record in the waters of Lake Iseo, for a long time remained unbeaten.

The boat in question, which left the Cantieri Timossi in Como, follows in the footsteps of a racing car designed by Achille Castoldi and piloted by him between 1952 and 1953, boasts a Ferrari 4,500 engine, twelve cylinders, very similar to that of the grand prix Type 375 car that Jose Froilan Gonzales took to the finish line in the Silverston Grand Prix in 1951.

The record set by this Ferrari jewel was 241.70 Km/h, unbeaten until the Italian federation of motorboats modified the speed limit in relation to the weight category.

This rarity in the world of racing will be awarded for an estimated $1.3 million to $1.9 million.


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Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: Gambalunga] #607285
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I don't understand that conflict either Reg, but I do know that their sense of style is the best in the world imho.

These are also beautiful machines with an amazing grace but a lot of hard work on and off shore I'm thinking.



Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
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Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: Alistair] #607287
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Originally Posted by Alistair
Rover Royce ?


We need more of these guys laugh2

That's the gauntlet down for the Yorkies on here grin2


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: Gambalunga] #607288
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Originally Posted by Gambalunga
Originally Posted by +8Rich

Great idea it's going to be a long week, here's another..


There is a club associated with a motel directly across the lake from us that has often a number of Riva boats and other more racing type boats. He did have two most impressive speed record hydroplanes in his garage. One was powered by a Ferrari V12 engine and the other was a Maserati V8.

I believe the Ferrari was the one below that was sold at auction a while back.

[Linked Image]
Quote

The vintage Ferrari racing boat at auction for about 2 million dollars
The original unique and unrepeatable RC Arno XI, dating back to 1953, gone down in history for the impressive speed achieved in competition, will be auctioned on May 11 for an expected proceeds of $ 1.9 million
22 February 2012 | by Redazione Liguria Nautica

When we talk about Ferrari, we are used to thinking about asphalt and very fast cars; the auction that will take place on May 11 at RM Auction in Monaco instead makes us rediscover a Ferrari world that also dominates the sea: under the hammer will be the sale of the very fast "Arno", the racing boat that on October 15, 1953 set the speed record in the waters of Lake Iseo, for a long time remained unbeaten.

The boat in question, which left the Cantieri Timossi in Como, follows in the footsteps of a racing car designed by Achille Castoldi and piloted by him between 1952 and 1953, boasts a Ferrari 4,500 engine, twelve cylinders, very similar to that of the grand prix Type 375 car that Jose Froilan Gonzales took to the finish line in the Silverston Grand Prix in 1951.

The record set by this Ferrari jewel was 241.70 Km/h, unbeaten until the Italian federation of motorboats modified the speed limit in relation to the weight category.

This rarity in the world of racing will be awarded for an estimated $1.3 million to $1.9 million.

Thanks Peter, that is an amazing achievement that speed on water in those days boy they were brave lads.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: +8Rich] #607471
11/12/19 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
I don't understand that conflict either Reg, but I do know that their sense of style is the best in the world imho.

These are also beautiful machines with an amazing grace but a lot of hard work on and off shore I'm thinking.




Rich, thanks for posting these. This is my idea of heaven. Thank goodness the Labour Party have no jurisdiction over these, they would tax them out of existence !!


Here for a good time not a long time!!
Reg
Re: 9 Cars With Extreme Big Engines [Re: lowebird] #607578
11/12/19 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by lowebird

This is my idea of heaven.


There are always a couple of J Class at the voiles de Saint Tropez, sometimes more. One year there were 5 IIRC. They are a truly magnificent sight, and to be crossing tracks with them on the same race course is a wonderful spectacle and a real privilege.

The loads involved on those boats when racing are huge. I sometimes find the power in the rig of the Swan 43 alarming enough when the conditions are a bit frisky. You certainly wouldn't want to make any mistakes on a J class.


Giles. Mogless in Paris.
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