Hydrodynamic Corvette

Dave MacDonald Corvette

This is Don Yenko racing his 1961 Corvette, I don’t have any further information on the picture sadly. When I first found it I spent a quarter of an hour staring at it and admiring the aerodynamic effect the rain water and wind created as they pass over the hood and windshield. It’s beautiful.

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Black & White Frogeye Sprite

Frogeye Sprite

Interestingly the original design of the iconic “Frogeye” called for the headlights to retract into an upwards facing position (a la Porsche 928) in order to minimise drag. The company scrapped the retracting headlight design to save cost and instead used a fixed headlight, subsequently creating one of the most famous British cars of the early 1960s.

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Mercedes 300 SL Roadster

The Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport of it’s day, it was the fastest production convertible (the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing was the fastest hardtop) in the world and is often cited as one of the most beautiful cars of the 20th Century.

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