Marmon Wasp 1911

Discussion in 'Cars' started by Gids, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Gids

    Gids

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    I saw this in the GT5 Wishlist thread but not in Suggestions:

    1911 Marmon Wasp

    The car that won the first Indy 500, Ray Harroun's six-cylinder Marmon Wasp sported a host of interesting details. First, it offered a cowled cockpit and a streamlined tail, something most racers of the era did without. Second, it featured a dashing black-and-yellow p
    aint scheme. And third, it boasted a dazzling driver-awareness innovation: a rear-view mirror.

    Duly equipped, Harroun was one of the first drivers to race without a riding mechanic watching for cars from behind. When he won the 1911 500, he was 29 years old. The feat took him six hours, 42 minutes, and eight seconds — average speed 74.6 mph.

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  2. JZ_14

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    If only there was a LOVE button on here. I really think that Indianapolis needs more recognition than just two outdated version of the track, and this might be the best way to pay homage to the world greatest race course and the GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING!
     
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  3. TexRex

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    The Marmon name sends chills down my spine and visions of V16s dance through my head.