Maximum output is in excess of horsepower. We're watching to see if it attracts some of the other Detroit biggies to get involved. They're strong on both the bottom and top ends of the power band, and it feels as though the engine has power in reserve. Add to Wishlist Add to Compare. Many of the growing pains of a new casting are eliminated by making these paper versions first while still in the design studio instead of the casting plant. Views Read Edit View history. Yet, Chevy engines put a new twist on this familiar theme.
It was under Meyer and Drake that the engine dominated the Indianapolis and midget racing in the United States. Offenhauser produced engine blocks in several sizes. Download as PDF Printable version. In their 11 world championship years, the Meyer-Drake Offenhauser engine partnered for at least one race with the following 35 constructors :. From through the s, the Offenhauser engine dominated American open wheel racing , winning the Indianapolis 27 times. Ward used an advantageous power-to-weight ratio and dirt-track cornering abilities to steal the win.
The Offenhauser shop began to do machine work for Lockheed in , as the arms build-up for anticipated war began. Soon after in Australia, speedcar racing became popular with the first Australian Speedcar Championship being contested in Melbourne in , its popularity running through the country's "golden era" of the s and s. Views Read Edit View history. When Ford came onto the scene in , with much increased competition and sanctioning body rule changes, [ failed verification ] the Offy began to lose its domination over Indy car racing, although it remained a competitive winner through the mids even with the advent of turbocharging. Midget car racing also grew in popularity in the Northeast of the United States, in part due to racers like Bill Schindler and events at tracks like that at Hinchcliffe Stadium.
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Description: Speedcars continue to race in Australia, with the major events being the Australian Championship, and the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix first run in These blocks could be bored out or sleeved to vary the cylinder bore, and could be used with crankshafts of various strokes, resulting in a wide variety of engine displacements. Early midget races were held on board tracks previously used for bicycle racing. Quincy Herald-Whig. Offenhauser and.