Sunday, May 29, 2011

Albert Marquet sets the motor paced speed record in 1937

Frenchman Albert Marquet set the motor paced speed record of 85.3 miles per hour in 1937. He did this in Los Angeles, California drafting behind a Cord car with a fairing added to the back. If you look closely you can see the extended exhaust pipe exiting out of the bottom right corner of the fairing. The extended exhaust kept the fumes away fromMarquet as he rode.

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