Art Appreciation: Blitzen Benz

The 1909 Land Speed Record holder is a mighty, fire belching, 200hp, 21.5 liter engined dragon. It requires a driver of unending determination and incalculable courage. It is gigantic. It is angry. It is gorgeous.

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  1. Captain Ned

    And as some poor guy found out on the Pendine Sands of Wales, chain drive has a structural limit. Pass that limit and the chains decapitate you when they break.

  2. eric

    I was at meadowbrook a couple of years ago and had the opportunity to watch a couple of fellas go through the impressive starting ritual. Once fired, the earth literally shook beneath my feet. The pistons must be the size of coffee cans.

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