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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Reid View Post
    Yes, they are successful in outboard powerboats, snowmobiles and motorcycles but in auto racing, unless you count go carts, the number is pretty much zero.
    The only car I can think of is SAAB in rallying - and maybe DKW to a limited extent. Some DKW-powered Formula Juniors were successful in shorter races as they overheated in longer ones.
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    My list of production cars to first achieve 100s top speeds.

    First to achieve:

    100 kph-1903 Mercedes Simplex
    100 mph-1919 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia
    200 kph-1932 Duesenberg Model SJ
    300 kph-1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S
    200 mph-1987 Ferrari F40
    400 kph-2005 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

    No 300 mph or 500 kph yet but they are getting close.
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    Fascinating...

    My top 5 favourite alphabet letters...
    1) R
    2) ń
    3) X
    4) ’
    5) W


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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Type View Post
    Drivers who deserved a [Championship] GP win

    1. Jean Behra
    2. Chris Amon
    3. Derek Warwick
    4. Eddie Cheever
    5. Jean-Paul Jarier

    and an honorary mention for John Love for the 1967 S African GP

    Any further suggestions?
    I'd swap Cheever with Heidfeld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jens View Post
    I'd swap Cheever with Heidfeld.
    On any day of the week.
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    Pure thrust car two-way average record speeds by year (speed/driver/car/setup/sactioner):

    1961-331.0 mph/Nathan Ostich/Flying Caduceus/1-Turbojet/SCTA

    1962-342.9 mph/Art Arfons/Cyclops/1-Turbojet/SCTA

    1963-407.4 mph/Craig Breedlove/Spirit of America/1-Turbojet/FIM-retroactively

    1964-413.2 mph/Tom Green/Wingfoot Express/1-Turbojet/FIA-retroactively
    1964-434.0 mph/Art Arfons/Green Monster/1-Turbojet/FIA-retroactively
    1964-468.7 mph/Craig Breedlove/Spirit of America/1-Turbojet/FIM
    1964-526.3 mph/Craig Breedlove/Spirit of America/1-Turbojet/FIM
    1964-536.7 mph/Art Arfons/Green Monster/1-Turbojet/FIA

    1965-555.5 mph/Craig Breedlove/Spirit of America-Sonic I/1-Turbojet/FIA
    1965-576.6 mph/Art Arfons/Green Monster/1-Turbojet/FIA
    1965-600.6 mph/Craig Breedlove/Spirit of America-Sonic I/1-Turbojet/FIA

    1970-630.5 mph/Gary Gabelich/Blue Flame/1-Fluid Fuel Rocket/FIA

    1983-634.1 mph/Richard Noble/Thrust 2/1-Turbojet/FIA

    1997-714.1 mph/Andy Green/Thrust SSC/2-Turbofan/FIA
    1997-763.0 mph/Andy Green/Thrust SSC/2-Turbofan/FIA

    Note: 1964-65 is known as the era of the Jet Wars.
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    Top 5 F1 teams of early 1980s in alphabetical order.

    Brabham, Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Williams.

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    Three largest oval tracks that motor racing events were held at:

    3-Monza-2.64 miles
    2-Talladega Speedway-2.66 mile
    1-Daytona Beach and Road Course-3.20 miles
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    The Brooklands Outer Circuit was 2.676 miles
    The prewar Avus track was 11.987 miles after the banked North curve was built
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Type View Post
    The Brooklands Outer Circuit was 2.676 miles
    The prewar Avus track was 11.987 miles after the banked North curve was built
    I would consider those quasi-ovals but point taken. Kidney shaped Brooklands in particular was almost a pure oval because the opposite bend was usually taken flat out like a straightaway.
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