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 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles 1951 Rover Jet 1 Gas Turbine Car
In 1951, the Rover company experimented with a gas turbine-driven roadster. It was a simple cycle machine (non-regernative cycle) and thus suffered for its gas mileage. Later models used a heat exchanger to recover the exhaust heat to pre-heat the gases going into the combustor. This concept improved mileage considerably.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles 1950s Era Gas Turbine Cars
Rover company experimented with gas turbine-driven cars in the 1950s and 1960s.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles 1959 Plymouth Gas Turbine Cars
Chrysler experimented with a gas turbine sedan in the late 1950s.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles 1964 Rover BRM Lemans Gas Turbine Car
The Rover BRM was raced this car successfully at Le Mans in 1964 (simple cycle). It ran respectably. This introduced many possiblities that later improved with a regenerative racer in 1965. A video of the races can be purchased from a supplier in England. We have a copy at our PAL-Amsterdam facility.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles 1967 INDY Gas Turbine Car
This 1967 Studebaker STP Special was built by Andy Granatelli. The side engine racer was driven by Parnelli Jones. In the 200 mile race (500 miles) at The Brickyard, Car #40 lead 171 laps. On the 197th lap, it suffered a gear box failure ($6.00 part) and eventually finished sixth. What might have been the impact on automobiles had the gas turbine-driven car actually won the race? You can see the racer in the museum in Indianapolis. The next year, "the powers that be" changed the rules to make the use of the gas turbine untenable in INDY car racing.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Funny Vehicles
Up load your funniest vehicle photos here. I'm sure you have them tucked away in folders.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Vintage MG Car Racing
 
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles FEP Guys Like Motorcycles Too!
FEP guys like motorcycles too. Even some strange ones.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles WrenchVideo
 
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Rocket-powerd Wheelchair
When you need to arrive early to the party, try this mode of travel!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Long Haul to FEDC in Schenectady, NY
John Garrett (FEP-1975) drove his '40 Dodge to the FEP. It was a 35-year old vehicle!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Weird Modes of Transportation
Some people just can't stand NOT to modify their modes of transport. Some must be Field Engineers.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles It's a Male Thing
Men are so predictable.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Beware: Crack on the Highway!
The things you see driving home from work on I-95. Crack can be dangerous!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Road Rage (A Video)
An impatient field engineer, sporting his new convertible one top-down day, encounters the utlimate revenge from a senior citizen pedestrian. Watch it, buster!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles The Story of Dave Lucier's 1950 MGTD Racer, The Hogwarts Special
Dave Lucier's 1950 MGTD is converted into a supercharged SCCA racer.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles PAL-sponsored MG Race Cars
 
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Pond And Lucier Race Team & Hogwarts Special
The Hogwarts Special: A 1950 Supercharged MGTD racer owned by Dave Lucier and driven by Kim Graff. It ran in its maiden race on September 11, 2004. Kim won that race, beating 11 other cars in the "T Class" at Watkins Glen. A far more positive reason to rememeber this date!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles 1950 MGTD Racer (Hogwarts Special) - Dave Lucier
Based on our research, this car was built at the MG factory in December, 1950. It is "eroneously" registered as a 1951 in NY State. It is raced as a '50 MGTD, super charged to qualify for special exemptions. Its maiden race was on September 11, 2004. It won its first race, beating 11 other cars in its class. Yes, 9/11 will be a day we'll always remember, but this time for positive reasons.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Lucas, Prince of Darkness
Joseph Lucas (1834 - 1903) was dubbed the Prince of Darkness. His motto: "A Gentleman does not motor about after dark."
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Redesigned VW Front End
The Volkswagen has a redesigned front end of its famous Beetle. It now has move a a "beaver" look. Please open the hood.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Classic Excuses for Auto Accidents (Field Engineers Lie!)
Some famous excuses given to insurance companies for car accidents:
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles You can Tell an FEP by his/her license plate
It is estimated that, at any given time, 15% of all motorists are drunk. So how do we explain the other 85%? It has to do with their state of origin. And just as Wisconsin cops watch license plate tags to ensure that all visiting Illinois cars get tickets, you can prepare your Labor Day motoring responses by checking plates and acting accordingly. We think FEP grads fit the bill as typical drivers from these states:
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Crop Dusting (one way)
Bob Johndrow's idea of crop dusting.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Depends Upon Where Your Harley Was Manufactured!
How does your Harley Davidson motorcycle sound? Depends upon where it was made!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Evolution of the Mercedes Benz
Did you spend some of your I&SE or GETSCO earnings on a new car? Corvette? 911? Beemer? Or perhaps a Benz
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Antique Cars -Old Modes of Transportation?
Only the Royals can afford these cars!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Auto Racing Requires Keen Eyesight
Race car drivers have to be keenly aware of everything on and off the race track. Watch this video. If you didn't see the distraction the first time around, look for the rerun at the end of the segment. Keep your eyes open
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Could this really be true?
What if you were a GETSCO field engineer who immigrated to Portugal and purchased some property with a barn full of gems like these?
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Hey, no more flat tires!
Michelin has a new tire product for your consideration. The air-less tire was recently introduced!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Our Favorite Cars from the 50s and 60s
The golden age of street rods and muscle cars was in the 1950s and 1960s. The music told the story. The cars roared to the tunes.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Tim the Toolman Taylor would love this
What do you do when you want a more powerful snowblower? Go out an buy one? Nope! Build your own.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles CanAm Racing of the 1960s
This will bring back the nostagia of road racing in the CanAm series and some of the great race tracks of America.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Ferrai Replicar
When you can't afford to purchase your favorite car, sometimes you opt for a replicar version. Check this out. Amazing!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles How to build a car
Building a car is not easy, unless you can do it this way!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Power Windows
I know a lot of British sports cars that could use this modification.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Do you remember these things for your car or around the house?
Crank up your Wayback Machine. Dig into your old foot locker. Dredge the bottom of your cellar or rearrange your garagae. Can you find any of these? If you are old enough to remember these things, it might be time to retire from field engineering.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles An Old Field Engineer and His Wife Out for a Drive
This is what the wife of old field engineer does for fun. They take a ride in the country and look what amuses them ...
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Lee Pike's 1931 Ford Model A Victoria
Lee Pike owned this car for over 35 years. He recently sold it.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Charlie's 912
Charlie had this car when he worked at the FEDC circa 1980.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles VintageRides.ppt
 
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Back when a car was a car and not a copy of a car.doc
 
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Parallel Parking a Problem? Solved!
Problem parking in tight quarters? City jostling got you down? This minor modification will solve your problem. Submitted by honorary Turbine Cowboy- Gary Obie
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles So you want the Goverment to make cars?
Warning to Detroit: Get your act together and make cars that make sense. When the Gob-mint takes over, this is what you get.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Wish Granted
Some things are difficult to build; other things are even more difficult to figure out.
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Car Parts
Parts is parts! How many parts? Well, suppose you broke your car down into individual parts. How many would there be? Count 'em!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Field Engineers Sometimes Travel by RV
Don't make this mistake when towing your RV. Sheeeeet!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Newly Invented Modes of Transportation
More ways to get from here to there!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Our Favorite Classic Cars
Brochures from our favorite classic cars
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Building America
If you don't think that the bailout of General Motors was a good idea, read this article in Hemmings Classic Car, November 2010. Go to the Hemmings website and open the tab called: Publications. Scroll down to the tab called Classic Car. The companies, products and, yes, JOBS! created in associated businesses as the auto industry turns to others is staggering. Another way to look at it: for every job lost at GM and other car and truck manufacturers, perhaps as many as 10 other jobs are lost and perhaps gone forever. GM reported a $2billion profit in the second quarter 2010. The jobs shouldn't be far behind!
 Our Favorite Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles Race Track Replaced by Gas Turbines
In the early 1900s, sulky (harness) racing was done on Brunots Island in Ohio River adjacent to Pittsburgh, PA. Soon thereafter, auto racing was the choice of competitors on the dirt track of this 129 acre island. Today, GE gas turbines occupy the site. Thie only access is via a train bridge that connects the city with the opposite side and allows walker/workers to traverse along side the tracks. Twice a month on Tuesdays (and sometimes Thursdays during outage work), a ferry treks across and back during the day to take people, cars, trucks and supplies to the island.
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