This was around the time the production of replica Indy pace cars started turning into a small industry.
Here’s a little factoid to throw out at your next soiree: What was the Official Pace Car at the 1973 Indy 500? The Cadillac Eldorado convertible. I kid you not. Imagine a white one with white-letter tires and all the "Pace Car" script on the doors. It was a sight to see; I wish I’d kept the two-page spread ad in Time Magazine at the time.
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Celebrating the 350 part #1: Chevrolet 350 V8
THE POWERPLANT (Part 1 of 2)
One of the great paradoxes of automotive history is that while the Ford Motor Company was the first mass manufacturer to produce affordable V8-powered cars, it is the Chevrolet small-block V8 that has gone on to become the most famous and loved of all eight-cylinder engines.
In naming the 10 best engines in history, Ward’s AutoWorld found a place for the Ford side-valve flathead V8 but the only postwar V8 from Detroit to get a spot was the Chevrolet 350 cubic-inch unit.
The postwar boom in the US created a huge proliferation of new models and, by the mid-1960s, what became known as the horsepower race. In our current era where the same basic engine might be found in Peugeots, Citroëns and the Australian Ford Territory, it is … Read More