Vintage Race Cars Come In All Shapes and Sizes

This Class 11 Beetle is gorgeous and I’d love to see more people racing their Bugs. I still wholeheartedly believe that the VW Type 1 engine is the best engine ever made. There are very few engines that you could tear down and rebuild on the side of the road with hand tools. It’ll run on anything—You could probably pour a bottle of Whiskey in the tank if you were desperate. Just a perfect embodiment of my appreciation for simplicity.

DISCUSS (2 Comments)

  1. William Longyard

    The VW engine was modeled on the America Franklin air-cooled engines. Porsche is given more credit than he deserves.

  2. Harlo

    Interesting, William. I don’t know much about the Franklin engine—I’ll have to look into it. Thanks!

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