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The Novi V-8

Bud Winfield is shown in this 1947 with one of the Novi supercharged  V-8 powered racing cars he and his brother Ed worked to develop. It was an amazingly powerful car for the time and a fan favorite but unfortunately it never worked out for it to have much success. Several popular drivers also lost their lives in cars powered by it which also tarnished its image.

Watch the last run of the Novi at the Indianapolis Speedway in 1965 under the leadership Andy Granatelli below is an interesting documentary short film. You can also see the STP crew in their famous STP pajama uniforms.  Photo courtesy of The Racemaker Press Archives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9u30cNh2A

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