San Diego Air & Space Museum Blog

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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This week in SPEED: The Ferguson Family Streamliner

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.

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Air & Space Museum Honors Volunteers and Community Supporters Who Helped Resurrect the Museum

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.

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This week in SPEED: Moto Guzzi – Mandello Meteor

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.

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This week in SPEED: Ack Attack

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.

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This Week in SPEED: The Arfons Green Monster

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.”

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