Over the weekend, we were watching the live coverage here in the shop of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed that was held last weekend at the Goodwood Estate in southeastern England just north of Chichester. It brought back wonderful memories of a trip there 10-years ago to participate in the event as a mechanic for…
The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived and we can share with you Duncan Pittaway’s 1729 c.i. S76 Fiat running and driving at the Goodwood Estate in the video below. Lord March invited Duncan and crew to bring the S76 to Goodwood a couple of weeks ago for its first test-run and…
Recently we covered The Beast Of Turin Lives Again, the start up of the S76 Fiat project that Duncan Pittaway has been working on for a decade. Thanks go out to reader Graham Rankin of the UK, who sent us this excellent postcard image. It shows one of the two cars when it set a speed record…
By Stefan Marjoram: A ridiculously exciting day yesterday! I’ve been sketching and photographing the rebuild of the 300 h.p. FIAT S76 land speed record car for a few years now. Yesterday, over 100 years since it had last run, The Beast of Turin was brought back to life again. A misbehaving coil caused a lot of…
Updated – Today’s feature contains a pair of photographs that originate from Blue Earth County, Minnesota, which is located approximately sixty miles southwest of Minneapolis, the largest city in the State. The lead image and the expandable version of it below taken circa 1915-’20 show the “Minnesota Special,” a racing car owned by the Mahowald Family….
Updates I & II – The Case Jay-Eye-See, an early racing car, shared the same name as the late Jerome Increase Case’s famous record-setting racing horse. The history of the car is difficult to trace and was also quite hard to determine its exact specifications. One of the reasons for this is because the car’s makeup…
After our post yesterday covering the S76 Fiat LSR Car, our thoughts turned to its engine, which served as the basis for a redesign that later resulted in engines used in Italian Forlanini F.5 dirigibles. In our files, we have had the pair of photos below for quite some time that show four and six-cylinder French Clement…