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…
Chief mechanic for the Precious Metal air race team, Brenden Burns doing a high power night ground run with boost to 40 inches of Mercury in preparation for the 2014 Reno Air Race eventually placing 3rd in class only to be disqualified in a controversial decision.
Since I've already plugged all this crappy analog video hardware into my computer in order to digitize the glory of a '79 Ford Granada, we might as well continue to unearth car-related tidbits from the Murilee Martin Videotape Archives.
Racers will be on their own when it comes to locating whores and/or poker at the Goin' For Broken 24 Hours Of LeMons, but thrown rods will be provided early and often.
An ambulance crew in Nevada found a new way to save lives by pulling over a woman apparently too drunk to realize EMTs don't have arresting powers or notice the gas nozzle sticking out of the tank on her Subaru wagon.
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…