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#1 tsrwright

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:55

Anyone know when and where was it first not, or no longer, required to have a mechanician/mechanic?

 

Or to put it slightly differently, when and where did some classes of race-cars become single seaters?


Edited by tsrwright, 15 December 2013 - 12:55.


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#2 AAGR

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:39

Is that a statement, or a question ....

 

and what do you mean, precisely, by 'race car' ?


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#3 tsrwright

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:47

What I meant was 'race-car' aka 'racing car'.

 

And I only meant to post the question once.


Edited by tsrwright, 15 December 2013 - 13:02.


#4 VeloceGT

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 15:07

The Marmon Wasp in the 1911 Indy was a single seater. Any earlier suggestions?



#5 taylov

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 16:10

The Marmon Wasp in the 1911 Indy was a single seater. Any earlier suggestions?

 

Jenatzy's 1899 LSR electric car "La Jamais Contente", the first to reach 60 mph and the first serious attempt at streamlining, too. 

 

Also, I'm sure (?) that at least one of the LSR Stanley steamers was a 120+ mph single seater around the mid 1900s.

 

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#6 VeloceGT

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 17:01

But as you mention it correctly, those were Land Speed Record cars and not real race cars.