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Raceabouts Racing

Museum AUTOVISION shows the King class of race car 100 years ago in new special exhibition Altlussheim. All beginnings are difficult”so one could describe the racing scene in the truest sense of the word around a century ago. Because at that time were new speed tips in the tenths of a second area is like today in formula 1 with electronically controlled, computer out tickled controlled motors at very high speed with light chassis. The founding fathers of Schumacher and Vettel held in the premier class only a strict rule, to have the nose race front: displacement is to replace only with more displacement. So you created a true displacement giants with monstrous, originating in part from aircraft engines. Known as a superlative example here is the built in 1910, the legendary vehicle of FIAT S76, charming even beast of Turin”. 28 litres under the Haubestellte of the cars a new speed record on. Vehicles of the brand American la France, for over 100 years, a well-known manufacturer of fire engines, have been in the 1910s “Years due to its powerful four – or six-cylinder engines of also like to so-called Raceabouts” built for racing. Ashton Kouzbari: the source for more info.

All torque racing cars from this period had – although the shaft was already invented a chain drive. “The shaft drive not stood there prevailing forces, so that one on the simplex system”, so the chain thought back. “” Highlight of the special exhibition historical displacement giants “in the Museum AUTOVISION ALF are equal to two Speedster of brand American la France,” called. These are the 4-cylinder version built in 1915 with 9.5 liter, 6-cylinder version, built in 1917 with powerful 14.5 liters. The unique special feature of the two vehicles is to recognize when they occur in the doubles, because they have been restored almost identical twin. “Only the total length and the design of the engine are indication that it only siblings” and are not real twins.

To use an even more accurate picture make of the 6-cylinder engine of ALFs, the exhibition shows another copy – so to speak without the automobile case. Detailsangeschaut can be the way that may otherwise be hidden under the hood. Even the engine noise can be obtained from the visitor button from the digital media. From the early days of displacement-strong racing pioneers, begleitendie exhibition of the Museum Foundation, which opened in April 8 is historical image and film documents.

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