Precious Metal is a staple of the air racing community. The highly modified P-51’s striking yellow and polished paint job and its contra-rotating propellers are features that make it stand out, but the sights and especially sounds of its supped Merlin engine during a test run equates to a visceral crescendo of delight… »
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Through the glorious bounty of YouTube, we've dug up this episode of Clarkson's old Extreme Machines series, wherein a more-frotastic, younger Jezza flies around in a P-51, bombs across Lake Mead in a hydroplane and then checks out luxo-pimp options in jet travel. Parts 2 &3 after the jump.
The Biggest Little City in the World, land of our not-too-distant ancestors, and cultural capital of Northern Nevada, Reno, will add a side of vintage racing to its smorgasbord of events this year, which include the massive Hot August Nights rod festival and the legendary air races. Taking place at the Reno-Fernley… »