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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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A Pacer and Sweet Rides do not belong in the same sentence much less the same thread.
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We're both old enough to remember that you used to have to change spark plugs.
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Good lard
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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The 1956 Leningrad Sport Custom
Builder: Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich
By: Arunas Racelis – AllCarIndex (publish date 2014)


This adorable two-seater sportscar is a one-of-a-kind home-made example made sometime in 1956 (or perhaps 1959..) by a citizen of Russian city Leningrad (now known as Saint-Petersburg) – Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich. Being his second or even third (according to different sources) self-built car, the Leningrad was powered by a rather powerful 3.5-liter 90hp GAZ-12 engine.

It is said that his previous car utilized a V2 engine taken from some motorcycle, while the Leningrad was able to hit a top speed on 130 km/h! It took approximately three years for A. Babich to scratch-build this marvelous automobile which he later used to travel a 2125 km distance from Simferopol, Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours. This creator was also involved in a development of tubular frame for a racing car KVN-2500S (-2500!) driven by V. Kosenkov and A. Silantev.



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Witness wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:29 am Image

Spoiler:
The 1956 Leningrad Sport Custom
Builder: Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich
By: Arunas Racelis – AllCarIndex (publish date 2014)


This adorable two-seater sportscar is a one-of-a-kind home-made example made sometime in 1956 (or perhaps 1959..) by a citizen of Russian city Leningrad (now known as Saint-Petersburg) – Arkadij Dmitrievich Babich. Being his second or even third (according to different sources) self-built car, the Leningrad was powered by a rather powerful 3.5-liter 90hp GAZ-12 engine.

It is said that his previous car utilized a V2 engine taken from some motorcycle, while the Leningrad was able to hit a top speed on 130 km/h! It took approximately three years for A. Babich to scratch-build this marvelous automobile which he later used to travel a 2125 km distance from Simferopol, Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours. This creator was also involved in a development of tubular frame for a racing car KVN-2500S (-2500!) driven by V. Kosenkov and A. Silantev.



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In the video, it looks a little shaky on the turns. You can see the rear is a bit loose and slides wide a little. But it's a beauty. Amazing he could build that in the Soviet Union. And amazing he could drive from Crimea to Leningrad in 20 hours on what were probably mostly dirt roads.
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1947 Kurtis-Omohundro Comet
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Optional Volkswagen extra, 1959:

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Rear/mid engined front wheel drive. I don't remember ever seeing that arrangement before, except on a dumper. Three wheeler too!

Looks like it may be unstable at speed, in a crosswind.
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1963 Chrysler Turbine

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Call it an early alternative-fuel vehicle. The 1963 Chrysler Turbine was powered by a pair of turbines, rather than a traditional internal combustion engine. It could run on anything from JP-4 jet fuel to perfume. Each of the 200 two-door coupes made was finished in Turbine Bronze paint.

Its turbine powerplants provided 130-horsepower and an astonishing 450 pound-feet of torque.

Instead of selling the car, Chrysler lent the 200 vehicles to hand-picked families for testing. Only nine survive today, according to Chrysler, and five are driveable. The technology was never used in a production model sold in dealerships.
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One thing it couldn't run on (without damaging itself) was leaded gasoline - and you couldn't buy unleaded at filling stations in 1963. It would run okay on diesel, but that wasn't available at normal car filling stations in the USA in 1963 either.
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Jay Leno has one. Of course he would.

Pick up at 5:00

Idles at 22,000 rpm.

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1930s hearse.

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1954 camper with a boat as its top.