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“Dandy” Dick Landy in our country the tenth and last place with “Landy Dodge” ’66 Dart. Dick made the transition from Super Stock / FX, until his last fiberglass funny car. Landy did a flip – top, but switching to the blown nitro combo on the transition. “Dandy Dick” was popular with the fans because circuses are supported by the performance. The last “Landy Dodge” DART ran 7.96, 196.60. At the same race, Landy has suffered a serious explosion transmission to the executing Chrysler. It was the straw that broke the camel with the arrival of Chrysler in the early funny car racing. Lundy back to the Super Racing shares and later went on to legendary career of the shares he funded the successful Motors company. (Photo Memories Drag Race; Information from www.draglist.com, Dennis Doubleday, and Bob Duke)…

On July 3, 1886, mechanical engineer Karl Benz drove the first automobile in Mannheim, Germany, reaching a top speed of 16 km/h (10 mph).
The automobile was powered by a 0.75-hp one-cylinder four-stroke gasoline engine. Benz’s engine was a refinement of the four-stroke engine designed by fellow German Nikolaus Otto, who had refined his design from Étienne Lenoir’s two-stroke engine.
The horseless carriage had a water-cooled internal combustible engine, three wheels, tubular framework, tiller steering, and a buggy-like seat for two.
The vehicle further incorporated elements that would characterize the modern vehicle, including electrical ignition, differential, mechanical valves, carburetor, oil and grease cups for lubrication, and a braking system.
As is often the case, Benz was not the only person working on such a design. However, Benz patented his work first. As such, he patented all the processes that made the internal combustion engine feasible for use in an automobile. In 1879 his first engine patent was granted to him. In 1886 Benz was granted a patent for his first automobile.
Benz’s work eventually became the foundation of Mercedes-Benz, a well known luxury car brand still available today.

267 mph (429 km/h), 0-60 in 2.4 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 Liter W16 Engine with 1200 hp, base price is $2,400,000. Although the Bugatti Veyron lost the title to SSC Ultimate Aero on March 2007, Bugatti challenged the record in Germany on July 10, 2010 with the new Super Sport and the Bugatti Veyron reclaimed the title of the fastest car in the world at 267 mph. The original Bugatti Veyron had a top speed of 253 mph, priced at $1,700,000 with 1001 hp.