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wayoflife
10-31-2016, 06:53 PM
In 1911, the Marmon Wasp was the car that Ray Harroun drove to win the first Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Back then, it took him 6 hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds to do it averaging a speed of 74.6 MPH. What as unique about this car was at the time, it was the first to have an aerodynamic cowl and a long tail to help reduce win drag but more importantly, it was the first to utilize a rear view mirror to help Harroun to see if there were cars behind him. It's this kind of innovation out of necessity that makes vintage cars like this so cool.

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boardsurfer
10-31-2016, 06:58 PM
What a beauty. 75mph in that thing must have been scary. :eek:

piginajeep
10-31-2016, 08:01 PM
Coolest car yet. Love it [emoji7]


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HighwayTrout
10-31-2016, 09:09 PM
Coolest car yet. Love it [emoji7]


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Agreed.

This car kicks ass


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CarolinaJK
10-31-2016, 10:32 PM
That car is gorgeous! [emoji54]


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Slimebones
11-01-2016, 02:51 AM
Thank God this car is still around. Very grounding. Beauty to behold.

JeepDrum
11-01-2016, 03:47 PM
What a beauty. 75mph in that thing must have been scary. :eek:
Yeah it must have felt like a space ship back then!

pop2tu
11-01-2016, 04:47 PM
In the 5th picture, is that supposed to be a shock absorber?

Definitely a cool car, with a great history!

HighwayTrout
11-01-2016, 04:49 PM
In the 5th picture, is that supposed to be a shock absorber?

Definitely a cool car, with a great history!

Yes. Exactly what it is. A friction shock absorber.


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pop2tu
11-01-2016, 05:02 PM
Yes. Exactly what it is. A friction shock absorber.


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Thats is amazing!

bonedaddy
11-01-2016, 06:12 PM
Crazy looking!

10abadilla/jk
11-01-2016, 06:14 PM
Look at the rear axle. That thing looks beefy. That car is bad ass.

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