1968 Howmet TX: a Gas Turbine-powered racer in action at Imola circuit!

Published on Oct 30, 2018

During the 2018 Imola Classic event by Peter Auto my friends Davide458Italia, Italiansupercarvideo and I recorded this special race car called Howmet TX. Built in 1968 it was powered by a mid-mounted, two-stage gas turbine engine from Continental Aviation which had originally been developed for use in military helicopters. It was also the first turbine-powered car to win a race (two, to be precise). Using such a engine has led to solve some problems in the development phase such has the immense lag standard turbines have during accelerations plus even the deceleration wasn’t their best. So two wastegates were added between the two turbines working in tune with the throttle: as more throttle was applied the wastegates closed gradually, feeding more and more gasses to the second turbine generating power. On full “boost” engine was able to produce something like 300+ bhp. A great turbine advantage was the fact it didn’t require a standard gearbox, so a single one with just the forward gear was used, plus a quick-change differential that allowed to adapt the final drive ratio to each track. #HowmetTX #TurbineCar #GasTurbine

I have to thank my friends and youtubers Italiansupercarvideo (…) and Davide458Italia (…) for letting me use their shots taken during the event and for the great collaboration done. Don’t forget to subscribe to their channels!! — Subscribe to my 2nd channel here:… You can also find and follow me on: – Flickr: – Facebook: – Google+:… – Instagram:

Camcorder: Canon Legria HF G40 & G30 + Canon DM-100 Microphone – Event: Imola Classic 2018 – Where: Imola Circuit, Italy Link To My Channel: THANKS FOR WATCHING AND SUBSCRIBE!!!

These things were rare and they came from my hometown, too, right across the street from the museum.

I regret never getting to see one live and in person but damn these were exciting and just reeked of high-tech American innovation.

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Alfa 4C Mole, guidata per la prima volta – Alfa 4C Mole, driven for the first time

Motor1 Italia
Published on Jul 9, 2018

La prima volta su strada dell’Alfa Romeo Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001, la speciale 4C di Up Design che cattura gli sguardi e l’interesse di tutti. Una vera regina della carrozzeria italiana.

The first time on the road of the Alfa Romeo Mole Artisanal Construction 001, the special 4C of Up Design that captures the looks and interest of all. A true queen of Italian bodywork.

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A most impressive machine.

Don’t know what’s being said, unfortunately.

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BMW M4. I love this grill treatment… very classy.


Lamborghini Countach LP400S


McLaren 720S Novitec N-Largo


Leichter Panzerspähwagen [Sdkfz] 222


Bentley Arnage Red Label 6.7


1974 Bentley T1


1980’s Avondale Flamingo 2 berth caravan


Acura NSX


Modernized Countach Render


1937 Chevrolet Suburban


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This Shelby G.T. 350 may be owned by a 98 year old lady as her daily driver. Went for more power so she needed a third hood scoop perched atop Carroll’s fine factory pair. Then again it might not. It might even be a hodgepodge tribute wagen. Or something.

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Here is a great shot of my long-time friend Wally Thomas driving his Thomas Racing Sports Renault at Road Atlanta back in the day. Gosh those were the days. Lots of memories!

Wally has continued on in motorsport and is currently a High Performance Driving and Racing Instructor at Circuit One Events and at Monticello Motor Club.

Neato, eh!

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The ludicrously rare and stunningly delicious 1969 Thomassima III, a car 100% custom built from Ferrari 250 GT parts.

via reddit

My God, it’s so beautiful — I can’t stop staring at it.

You really should read the TG article because you will learn more and become aware of this man, Tom Meade’s, almost perfect storybook life. You will dig it, trust me.

pics from TG:

Up close with one of the world’s rarest coach-built Ferraris

Photography: Matt Howell

This feature was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Top Gear magazine


The third Meade car, Thomassima III, is the one you see here, a gullwinged full-size Hot Wheels mostro powered by a Ferrari V12, with an exhaust system like spaghetti. It was displayed at the 1969 Turin motor show, and caused such a sensation that it made the cover of Road & Track and prompted America’s current affairs ratings juggernaut 60 Minutes to send a crew to Modena to film a segment on its creator.


9 more of these info blocks await you.

It is absolutely amazing that this sort of thing happens to real people.

Ooohh if only.

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Oh My Freakin’ God, this horse is just perfect! In any which way!

Lookitdem fender fins, baby, so 70s; and just like a BeeEmmDoubleYou!

Major respect to all involved.

Che bella macchina.

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A very nice formula car from jamesternes

More hot cars from the jamesternes collection.


#GrabberBlue, #PerformanceWhite or #RaceRed #Boss302?
#📷 @fordperformanceracingschool #mustangfanclub #mustang #fordperformance #mustangmagazine #slammedstangs #supremestangs #fordmustang
#americanmuscle #mustanggt #mustangweek

via mustangfanclub

Patriotic Horse Skwod.


1994 Reliant Tricycle in Ireland via racecarjoe

I just like ‘em.

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Two shots from the Third AA Grand Prix of South Africa held at the Kyalami Circuit on March 1st, 1969.



This is the AGS JH22, a Formula One car designed by Christian Vanderpleyn and used by the French AGS team in the 1987 Formula One season. These shots are from the Australian GP.

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George Harrison, wearing a George Harrison t-shirt, on the 1974 Dark Horse tour.

via soundsof71

George is a Super Hero to me… not only because he was a Beatle and a fantastic guitarist, but also because of his intellect and philosophy and the fact that he was a certified car nut in the extreme. Love!

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This is an entrant in the 2005 Ferrari Design Competition. Try as I might I can not figure out whether it is the Mk20 by an unspecified team, the F Zero by Coventry School of Art & Design, the Avanti by Tokyo Communications Arts or the Rosa Corsa by College for Creative Studies. Weird, eh? This one was not the winner, but was up there.

Whoever penned it gets PentaProps™ up the wazoo because it is gorgeous and definitely worthy of production. In my humble opinion, of course.

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Best of Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2018: Monza SP1/SP2, FXX K EVO, 412 T1 & T2 F1 V12!

Published on Nov 9, 2018

Every year Finali Mondiali (“World Finals” in English) mark the end of the Ferrari Corse Clienti racing season. A 4-days racing weekend where the various ‘Ferrari Challenge’ series decree their own champions plus XX Programmes and F1 Clienti alternate with free practice sessions on track. There’s also a final show on Sunday. This year “Finali” were at Monza Circuit and having a media pass I took the opportunity to record from those inaccessible spots around the track that have always intrigued me. So yeah, with this video you could have an idea of how Monza looks like from the various marshalls positions. Hope you like it!

List of the cars in the video:

Ferrari 150° Italia F1 V8 (2011)
Ferrari 248 F1 V8 (F2006)
Ferrari 412 T1 F1 V12
1994 Ferrari 412 T2 F1 V12
1995 Ferrari 488 Challenge
Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
Ferrari 488 GTE
Ferrari 599XX
Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione
Ferrari 640 F1 V12 (F1-89)
Ferrari F60 (2009)
Ferrari F138 F1 V8 (2013)
Ferrari F300 F1 V10 (1998)
Ferrari F2001 F1 V10
Ferrari F2003-GA F1 V10
Ferrari F2004 F1 V10
Ferrari F2007 F1 V8
Ferrari F2008 F1 V8
Ferrari FXX
Ferrari FXX Evoluzione
Ferrari FXX K
Ferrari FXX K EVO
Ferrari Monza SP1
Ferrari Monza SP2

#FinaliMondiali2018 #FinaliMondialiFerrari #MonzaCircuit
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Camcorder: Canon Legria HF G40 & G30 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
Event: Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2018 Where: Monza Circuit, Italy
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o.O Enjoy watching the antics surrounding some of the most iconic and magnificent machinery that human beings have yet produced!

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Lorenzo Bandini (21 December 1935 – 10 May 1967) Marj, Libya was an Italian motor racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Scuderia Centro Sud and Scuderia Ferrari teams.

A fabulous driver and a Hero for your host.

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Pininfarina 33/2 Coupé Speciale

The one-off 33/2 Coupè Speciale, revealed by famous designer Pininfarina at the 1969 Paris Motor Show.

Under the striking yellow body there is a 33 Stradale chassis, number 75033.112.

I remember this car.

Thought it was gorgeous in 1969. Still do in 2018!

Alfa Romeo da tutto il mondo, yeah.

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In 1963, young automotive designer Tom Tjarda, the fellow who later penned the de Tomaso Pantera, while working at Pininfarina, did this superb take on the Chevrolet Corvette and dubbed it the Rondine.

Pretty dashing, don’t you think?

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A very well preserved 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7. This one has a 351 Windsor, (5.7l) V8. For serious oomph.

My cousin had an even better one, a 390 GTE Eliminator, back when I was 12.

Awesome, sexy styling with a few innovative tweaks on the venerable Mustang chassis.

Fabuloso! KiKots!

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