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.
The blown and injected alcohol car was built to run in the Top Dragster, NHRA Heritage Series.
The entire crew from the Killer Crower dragster, including driver Eily Stafford, will be in the SPEED: Science in Motion on Saturday.
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.
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.
Speed is in the blood of the Ferguson family of Palos Verdes Estates. Just ask anyone who’s ever tooled out to the storied Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah to see how fast their specially built hot rods can fly across the smooth, flat plain.
Forty years ago one of the most spectacular building fires in San Diego history destroyed the San Diego Aerospace Museum in Balboa Park – sparking a stunning revival unmatched in US museum history.
Hand built at home in a local Escondido garage, this Bonneville Salt Flats and El Mirage hot rod is based on a 1987 normally aspirated Moto Guzzi LeMans IV, bored and stroked to 973cc.
Today its “Ack Attack,” a uniquely constructed land-speed record streamliner motorcycle, which holds the record for world's fastest motorcycle with an average speed of 376.363 mph.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum is bringing “Speed” to San Diego throughout 2018 with its SPEED: Science in Motion special exhibition. Each month features a new theme, with “Land-Speed Record-Holders” kicking off in February. We’ll be featuring a new vehicle each Wednesday, starting with the iconic Arfons “Green Monster.”