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- 04/20/14--11:00: Wayne Gardner at the top
- 04/21/14--10:33: Flat Frame Systems Bike
- 04/21/14--11:00: Suzuki works
- 04/22/14--09:00: Scooter Rally: Sai Gon - Buon Me Thuot
- 04/22/14--11:00: Robert Dunlop's pit stop
- 04/23/14--09:00: SNECMA C.450-01 Coléoptère
- 04/23/14--11:00: Only the bold will hold
- 05/07/14--09:00: Douglas B66 Destroyer
- 05/07/14--11:00: Miro Maffeis and his Indian 61 c.i. Powerplus
- 05/09/14--09:00: 1966 Little Honda P25 turns CA6 By Chicara Nagata
- 05/09/14--11:00: DKW Sidecar 3 cyl 2 stroke engined outfit ridden by Ronnie Bosman
- 05/10/14--09:00: I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror
- 05/10/14--11:00: Jo "Seppi" Siffert
- 05/11/14--09:00: Yamaha SR 400 DIY
- 05/11/14--11:00: Plymouth XNR Concept 1960
- 05/13/14--09:00: Porsche 935 "Moby Dick"
- 05/13/14--11:00: Team "aussie" Kawasaki
- 05/14/14--11:00: Massimo Trinchero, old school stunt
Flat Frame Systems is a small Design House which is in the process of developing products from ‘Engineered Wood’, with the first being a bicycle constructed with a complete wooden frame.
Engineered Wood acts like a natural carbon fibre, where numerous laminations of timber are bonded together as a board, giving strength and stability.
The frame is then made on a CNC machine to produce a beautiful cycle made from sustainable timber with very little energy consumed in the manufacture.
In 1952, SNECMA, of France, acquired the rights to the annular-wing concept of von Zborowski, and set about developing the unique design into a high performance compact combat aircraft.
They initially worked through the C.400 Atar Volant series of remotely controlled and piloted research platforms. In these designs the aircraft rose vertically on the thrust of its turbojet, increasing speed until the wing generated enough lift for normal forward flight.
The C.450-01 Coléoptère was a step to the annular wing configuration. It first flew in May 1959, controlling vertical flight direction by using pneumatic deflection of the jet exhaust.
The single prototype crashed in July of that year, after a short but quite successful test program which was not proceeded with any further.
The B-66 was developed from the U.S. Navy A3D Skywarrior as a tactical light bomber and photo reconnaissance aircraft. The RB-66B photo reconnaissance version became the first production series and totaled 145 of the 294 B-66s built. The USAF also developed a weather reconnaissance version, and various electronic countermeasures (ECM) versions.
ECM B-66s became very important elements in strikes against North Vietnam. They could detect enemy radar emissions and jam their signals, thereby confusing enemy defenses. In addition, some B-66s flew pathfinder missions, guiding F-105 and F-4 bombing strikes through bad weather.
The aircraft on display flew combat missions in Southeast Asia and was delivered to the museum in 1970.
When Carroll Shelby released the GT500, it was warmly received by car fanatics and hipsters with money. It was double the price of a nice Mustang and hand finished in an ex Los Angeles airport facility Shelby rented. GT 500s were were boutique built cars. Many famous personalities like Lee Marvin and Steve McQueen owned Shelbys. Only 2,050 were made. One of the notorious owners was Jim Morrison, leader of the Los Angeles rock band, The Doors.
Morrison was a troubled individual and didn't adjust well to stardom. As the Doors created more hit songs to follow "Light My Fire" the band spent more time on the road performing live. Once the initial thrill of being famous wore off, Jim grew to hate the pop star machinery and discouraged publicity. Ironically, Morrison's opinions on American society and just about every topic guaranteed unwanted attention. When "Light My Fire" hit #1 on the music charts in 1967, Morrison purchased a 1967 Shelby GT500
His GT500 was a little unusual in that it came with a parchment interior instead of black, the more common choice for a Nightmist Blue metallic body color. Morrison's GT500 also came with the early production twin driving lamps paired close together in the center of the grille. Later cars used smaller, rectangular lamps to comply with federal regulations. Morrison's car never had stripes either. It did come with the 428 Police Interceptor with dual quad Holley carbs and a four speed transmission. Jim patterned his car after Jay Sebring's ride. Sebring was a famous celebrity hair dresser.
Morrison loved the car and called it "The Blue Lady," but he didn't baby it at all. Jim drove it hard and it appears in a movie he produced called "Highway" with Jim doing donuts in the desert and running rough shod on the highway while portraying a deranged character in the film about the dangers of hitch hiking and element of chance meetings.
Morrison's ownership of the car was shared with the accounting firm who handled the Doors finances. The California State Vehicle Registration shows James Douglas Morrison's name on top with "care of Johnson/Harbrand" below. Johnson/Harbrand was a chartered accounting firm and it exists today as Johnson/Harbrand/Foster/Davis. The registration paper was dated April 30th, 1969 and revealed the licence plate was VRD 389. From this data we know the car still was plated for the first half of 1969. Accordingto "No One Here Gets Out Alive"a Jim Morrison biography by Danny Sugarman and Jerry Hopkins, Morrison crashed his car on Sunset Blvd by hitting a lamp standard. Sugarman's account has Jim walking away from the crash leaving it at the site.
Further research reveals that the Shelby was repaired and used later in the "Highway" film. There are many rumors about what happened to Morrison's Shelby. The most common myth is that Morrison parked it at an airport hanger where it was stored so long it was eventually towed away and sold. Another story has Morrison crashing the Shelby behind a Wilshire Division police station late at night.
As the only American ever to take a win at the Isle of Man TT, Dave Roper stands alone in the history of the famed island racing circuit. The Isle, which lies in the Irish Sea west of the U.K., hosted its first races in 1907, making the 2007 event a special centenary celebration (turn to page 30 for an inside look at this year’s event).
Throughout its 100 years of racing history, the Isle has drawn racers from around the globe, including the U.S. Although Indian motorcycles took the top three slots in the 1911 TT — with U.K. riders — victory eluded American racers until 1984, when Roper bagged first place in the 500cc Senior Classic Historic race.
Roper’s riding skills first started grabbing attention in the mid-1970s, and he raced in the TT three time in the 1980s. He came in 12th place in the Formula III class his first time out in 1982, even after the chain fell off his Aermacchi 350. But 1984 was his year, when he came back for the win riding the Team Obsolete Matchless G50. Both rider and bike were in top form, and Roper posted the fastest lap in his class, 97.21mph.
Roper, still a top competitor in the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s historic race series, was invited back to the Island for this year’s centenary, reliving the glory of the Isle of Man TT with other past champions in the Isle’s annual Lap of Honor. His ride? The same Matchless G50 pictured above — now freshly restored — that he rode to victory back in 1984.
This concept car was built in 1959 by Ghia and was presented in 1960. The red XNR, designed by Virgil M. Exner, was powered by a 170 Slant-Six engine prepared to NASCAR specs, which pumped out 250 horsepower. On Chrysler's testing track, the car had a top speed of 150 mph.
Though XNR rode the Plymouth Valiant's tiny 106-inch wheelbase, prominent overhangs stretched its overall length to 195 inches. Height was just 43 inches to the top of the fin.
The frame of the XNR's grille was constructed of heavy-duty materials and doubled as the car's front bumper. The 'X-motif' rear bumper was a visual reminder of the car's name and essentially asymmetric nature.
The driver sits behind a dramatically curved 'personal' windshield; a smaller, fold-down windscreen was available for the protection of a passenger. Additionally, the passenger sat somewhat lower than the driver - a design thought to minimize the negative effects of the wind.
Chrysler decided there was just no market; even if there had been, the styling would likely have seemed just too far out to sell well. Finally, Exner's abrupt firing in 1962 killed any chance the design might have had for being refined into something more practical for production.
Precursor for the sports or racing car Porsche 934 and Porsche 935 was introduced already in 1974 first turbo Carrera with huge 500 hp. The Porsche 935 was developed for the new international regulatory framework for production sports cars in the so-called "Group 5" of 1976. The teams Jochen Mass / Jacky Ickx and Rolf Stommelen / Manfred Schurti won for Porsche 935 sports car, the two manufacturers' world championship. In principle, the Porsche 935 was doing a 911 with an aerodynamically optimized flat snout. A further optimized Porsche 935 won three races in 1977 to mark WM, 935 private racing teams Porsche once again secured the manufacturers' title. In 1979 won a Porsche 935 even radically ary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Most extreme racing the Porsche 911 was used in 1978 935 "Moby Dick". Flat, wide and long, even purely externally, this Porsche 935 differed from all other versions. For the first time in the 911 - story twin engine was water-cooled cylinder heads, four valves per cylinder, in which were arranged. With a capacity of up to 845 hp, the turbocharged 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine was waiting for the Porsche 935th Today, more than thirty years later, this would still impressive values for a sports car. Discover at this website at the huge selection of offerings including rare vintage and historic racing cars from the United States or Germany