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Old 03-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Aloha,
Different topic, but very interesting, also list the registered cars from 1900 to 1926. Amazing.
Have a look.

https://newatlas.com/worlds-fastest-...46196/#gallery
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Great photos and info. Thank you!
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It is odd reading this and seeing Alaska and Hawaii listed as countries and not states... Good Stuff.
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FASTER-FASTER-FASTER---Were folks afraid they'd be LATE for SUPPER?????
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Fastest? Id say Steve Marriot in a steamer Ormond beach FLA EDIT: sorry that was FRED marriot 126 MPH Stanley in 1906
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Neat read! Thanks!
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Very cool!! I’ve always wanted to start a vintage racing league with all pre war cars and actually race them with only original speed parts. Actually race not just time trials.
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1912 Fred Belcher at the Wheel of a Mighty Olds Limited Test Car.
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Aloha,
Different topic, but very interesting, also list the registered cars from 1900 to 1926. Amazing.
Have a look.

https://newatlas.com/worlds-fastest-...46196/#gallery
Not sure how accurate this list is. I have read in several sources that Henry Ford himself set the 91.37 MPH record on a frozen lake, but this piece gives the credit to Barney Oldfield for some reason.
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Not sure how accurate this list is. I have read in several sources that Henry Ford himself set the 91.37 MPH record on a frozen lake, but this piece gives the credit to Barney Oldfield for some reason.
Barney Oldfield even piloted "THE WORLDS' FASTEST TRACTOR" ! Bet he could plow 40 Acres, in an HOUR--LOL
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Locomobile's Old 16 was the first American built car to win an international competition. It won the 1908 Vanderbilt cup races against the favorites such as Mercedes, etc. Spent a good portion of the race at speeds in excess of 100MPH.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:38 PM   #12
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I think this video, made by The Henry Ford after acquiring Old 16 clearly demonstrates how fast Old 16 had to be in order to be competitive nearly 110 years ago....

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/s...8&action=click


PS-In the newer black and white footage that is part of this video, that goggled-wearing driver of Old 16 looks suspiciously like a certain Ford Barner!!!
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