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    Vintage 1950 Indy Cars

    Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display after this event.



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    Excellent Ron, thanks for sharing. Was I seeing correctly? Were some of those cars 4 cylinder?

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    Stu,

    I think they were. I am pretty sure that the red one at the 31 second mark was.

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    Many of the old Indy cars used the Offenhauser engines which were 4 cylinder engines if I remember correctly.

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    You remember correctly Sam. The Offy was the engine of choice from many, many years. They even made the transition to the rear engine cars. And then the V8 Cosworth took over.


    Great video Ron. No stupid ass music. Just the sound of race engines.
    Last edited by Silverback; 10-23-2018 at 07:07 AM.

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    Great info guys, thanks!

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    Would be fun to build a replica. The red one at the beginning (V-8) sounded angry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBarchetta View Post
    The red one at the beginning (V-8) sounded angry.
    Ya, lots of compression and damn little flywheel. Love it !

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