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Classic Race Cars 659


The leading Land Speed Record cars of the period had taken two approaches to obtaining power; using either the latest and most sophisticated aero-engines available or combining…
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Chevron B31

The Chevron B31 was an evolution of the B26, and was designed for the European 2-Litre Championship by Chevron Cars Ltd's founder Derek Bennett in 1975; six cars were built. The B31…
racing line
Motorsport Technique 667

The Racing line

In racing sports, the racing line is the route that must be taken in order to minimize the time taken to complete the course. When analyzing a single corner, the optimum line is…
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Mirage Race Cars

The Mirage race cars were built by J.W. Automotive Engineereing (JWAE) at Slough in England, initially to compete in international sports car races in the colours of the Gulf Oil…

Steering damper

A steering damper, or steering stabiliser is a damping device designed to inhibit an undesirable, uncontrolled movement or oscillation of a vehicle steering mechanism, a phenomenon known in motorcycling as…

ALS (Turbocharger)

An anti-lag system (ALS) or misfiring system is a system used on turbocharged engines to minimize turbo lag on racing cars. It works by arranging for fuel and air to be in the exhaust duct after the engine,…

Scrub radius

The scrub radius is the distance in front view between the king pin axis and the center of the contact patch of the wheel, where both would theoretically touch the road. The kingpin axis is the line between…

Radial tire…

A series of plies of cord reinforces a tire. Without this, a tire would be flexible and weak. The network of cords that gives the tire strength and shape is called the carcass. Since the 1960s, all common…