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This Week in SPEED: 1961 Lotus Monte Carlo 19

Now on display in SPEED: Science in Motion; a rare 1961 Lotus Monte Carlo.

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​This Week in SPEED: The Rose RP-4 Project

Intended to compete in the Unlimited Class at the Reno Air Races, work began on the David Rose RP-4 project in 2005.

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Henry Ford III visits the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Mr. Ford's visit was fitting, as the Air & Space Museum is housed in one of the original Ford Buildings.

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This week in SPEED: 1932 Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Car

The P3’s agility and versatility enabled it to win 16 of the 39 Grands Prix in 1935. The P3 had earned its place as a truly great racing car.

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This week in SPEED: New Arrivals!

Several new exciting vehicles have recently joined the SPEED: Speed Science in Motion special exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

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This Week in Speed: Ford GT

Carroll Shelby, the original designer of the Shelby GT 500, was brought in by Ford to help develop the Ford GT; which included performance testing of the prototype car. While the project was still secret, it was called Petunia.

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This week in SPEED: Chip Rumis 2017 Top Dragster

The blown and injected alcohol car was built to run in the Top Dragster, NHRA Heritage Series.

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Crew from Killer Crower dragster to appear in SPEED on Saturday

The entire crew from the Killer Crower dragster, including driver Eily Stafford, will be in the SPEED: Science in Motion on Saturday.

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This week in SPEED: Killer Cower Dragster

San Diego Gear and Axle is home to the Killer Crower dragster. They are also sponsors of the Barona 1/8th mile Drag Strip here in San Diego.

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This week in SPEED: Cobra Dragonsnake

The Cobra Dragonsake was first developed in 1963 by legendary Carroll Shelby. It was a Cobra model for those who preferred drag racing in the quarter mile.

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