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Oldtimer Grandprix at the Nurburgring

Rover's Vikingship

It's the first weekend in August and that means.....The Nurburgring Classic Car Races! Here is a short impression from what you can expect to see there.

1970 Dodge Charger Daytona  (33,9 kB)
This speed demon you see here is the 1970 Dodge Charger Daytona. It was so incredibly fast it was only allowed in 1969 and 1970 to compete. They fully dominated the Nascar field. After they had been banned from the circuit this car raced at the salt lakes at Bonneville and produced some impressive records. How about some statistics??

Weight
Capacity
Power output
Torque
1724 kg
6,98 litre
655 bhp
760 Nm
Speed after 10 miles
Speed after 100 miles
Flying Mile
293 km/h
312 km/h
349 km/h

 

Lucas ignition on a racer (36,6 kB)

And here is some proof that our SD1 ignition can't be all that bad. Isn't this the ignition module that can also be found on our Rover's??? Well here you see one in a racing application. Note how well it is insulated from vibrations.

 

Dynamo driven by drive shaft (28,4 kB)

So is this why racing cars are started by separate batteries....The dynamo is not driven from the crankshaft but from the drive shaft.....fortunately they don't idle that long....and no power windows or airconditioning either...

 

Pushing (38,2 kB)

As a Rover/Buick V8 freak I was looking for a Repco-Brabham V8 off course. Strolling along the pits I found not a single one... maybe better luck next year.... However, there is enough exotic machinery around to make your mouth water.

 

 

Pushing (28,3 kB)

Graham Hill used to race this racer....however not with these set of wheels I think!! By the looks of it they come from a motorcycle and have been skilfully adapted to make the racer fit into the car-trailer

 

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