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1/24th Open Wheelers (New)
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:58:28 PM »
Alfa 159
Alfa Romeo 159 Älfetta” was one of the best racing cars in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.  It evolved from the 158 model, a simpler and less powerful predecessor.  The 159 was a single seat racing car that had a tube frame and a 1480 cc in-line eight-cylinder engine.  The most powerful models were equipped with a Roots two-stage compressor.  The engine's output was carried to the rear wheels by a four-speed transmission and a universal shaft. The car had independently suspended wheels sprung by transversal leaf springs and hydraulically operated brakes.
The 158/159 models were driven by many famous drivers such as Farina, Varzi, Fangio and Fagioli.  Though having a long tradition in manufacturing racing cars since 1906, the Alfa Romeo company abandoned Grand Prix races in the early 1950’s.


alfa01 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alfa02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alfa03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

alfa04 by David Freeman, on Flickr

TALBOT LAGO GP Car
The one seat Talbot Lago 4.5 litre GP car was powered by a 4.483ccm/285HP in line 6-cylinder OHV engine.  The engine had a crankshaft on 7 bearings, 2 starting magnetos and fuel pumps.  The engines power was carried to the rear wheels by a four speed – or a five speed in later models – epicycle Wilson transmission and a universal shaft.   The shaft was moved further to the right side in order to accommodate an auxiliary gearbox.  This arrangement made it possible to place the driver’s seat low.  The car had a wheelspace of 2500mm and an aluminium body.  The empty car weighed 900KG and a vehicle running weight was 1120KG.  Including full fuel tanks the maximum speed was 280km/h.
Talbot’s were driven by many famous drivers such as Chiron, Rosir and Levegh.  They won GP’s several times – once in 1947, twice in 1949 and 1950 and once in 1951.  In the 1950’s the Talbots became obsolete and abandoned Grand Prix races.

talbot02 by David Freeman, on Flickr

talbot03 by David Freeman, on Flickr

talbot04 by David Freeman, on Flickr

talbot05 by David Freeman, on Flickr

talbot06 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Matra MS5 F2 Car

ms5-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

ms5-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

ms5-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Brabham BT21 F3 Car

bt21-1-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

bt21-1-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

bt21-1-3 by David Freeman, on Flickr
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