Sunday, November 04, 2012

Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz

For all you car buffs.

The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
10gpm (yes, gallons per mile) @ full speed!

Thanks Bruce!

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