What an epic day! First Cars & Coffee with a ton of acceleration runs, and then this, the Speedway Museum! Let us begin, with this!!!
A 250LM. This is my all time favorite Ferrari! One of the first Ferraris with independent rear suspension, 3.3L Colombo V12(Enzo lied when he gave it the 250 name), and a beautiful body! It is just amazing! I love the rear end of this car.
Those tailpipes are so small. It makes a glorious noise from what I have heard on the internet. Tailpipes could always be better. . .
I love these spaghetti pipes. I love them so much!!! My favorite were on the Lotus 34 on display.
Man, this car looked so nice. It was a skinny and beautiful!
One of the surprises at the museum was a Maserati. I think it is a beautiful car. Reminds me of the Alfa Romeos of the same era.
You should see the pedals. The steering wheel is in the center along with the shifter, but the pedals are all the way on the right! Amazing how they drove these cars.
How about the Lotus Turbine car? Turns out that it has 4 wheel drive as well. Amazing stuff. I wish turbine power was still at play in race cars.
I must have taken atleast 20 pictures of this car. I just love it so much!!! I had to move on though. . .
Oh yeah, a streamlined W196. This thing is so awesome. Not just because the W196 won 9 out of the 12 F1 races in 1955 or the fact Sterling Moss drove one. No, it is awesome because it has a straight 8. That is why it is so awesome!
Wondering why the air filter is by the fender? Well apparently, during a race the intake got clogged with leaves. So they just moved it up! But what is the second coolest thing about this car?
Sidepipes. . . that is all
I love these old engines. This is 923 CID, with what appears to be a SOHC, air cooled, inline 4. And look at that chassis. Total output = 120 horsepower.
Check out Mario Andretti's strange race car. The British crashed one of these at Goodwood one year.
How could I forget the almight Ford GT40. Look at those exhaust tips. Look at the exposed gearbox. Omnomnomnom!! It still looks good today!
There is no angle on this car that looks bad. It always looks good, even if you are blind.
You have two cars here. The wedge and the former world record holder for the land speed record. Strange that they are here.
Don't think I forgot about this whale face car! Such a strange looking Corvette. It has elements of what I think looks like rocket ships, 50's American culture, and streamlined European bodied cars. Such a strange and nice combination.
First car in the place, last one I took a picture of! Such a good looking car. I can't believe it is nearly 65 years old. It is in great shape!!
Who is this fellow? I am not quite sure really. Alright. . . it might be me. This car was made for me. Once I got past the steering wheel, the pedals were perfectly place for me, the steering wheel was within the right amount of reach, and the seat hugged me like a. . . really good seat. My friend had trouble though, even though he is shorter than me.
So yeah, I just completed one of my dreams, to see a 250LM. I may never own one, but atleast I have seen one in the flesh! This was one of the best days ever. If you ever get the chance, YOU HAVE TO GO!!!