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This Week in SPEED: 1961 Marathon Rayson-Craft

The boat is powered by a 1710 cubic inch Allison engine, the same as that which powered World War II fighter aircraft including the P-38.

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This Week in SPEED: 1964 Indy 500 Race Car

This Watson-Offy Roadster raced in the 48th Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 30, 1964.

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Eleven deserving students recieve $41,500 in scholarships

The San Diego Air & Space Museum inspires young people to tackle the challenges of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Remembering Alan Bean

Alan Bean walked on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 mission and later commanded America’s first space station.

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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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