Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Citroen Centipede

This vehicle resides in the Michelin corporate museum.  It was built in 1972 to test truck tires.  It is powered by two Chevrolet 454's.  One engine was used to power the vehicle while the other was to power a test tire mounted in the center of the vehicle.  It was capable of speeds up to 110 mph.  Lead was added to bring its weight to 21,000 lbs

Click here if you would like to see a video of the Centipede in action (as well as brush up on your French).

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Land speed record holder

In 1935 David Jenkins set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a speed of 67.677 mph using a 1932 Allis Chalmers Model U.

That record held for 81 years before Jack Donohue set a new record of 96mph in 2015 with a 1952 Ford 8N.  Donohue is a former NASCAR driver with a farming background.  He built and drove the Ford which was repowered using a Ford flathead V8.

Additional information here.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Aero Geo

Doug Heffron achieved 75 mpg with this reworked 1989 Geo Metro.  Additional info here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Terry Sawchuk

Terry Sawchuk played professional hockey for 21 seasons.  This photo was taken in 1966 in the time before the use of face masks.  Read more about Sawchuk here.

Saturday, February 2, 2019