Thursday, September 28, 2023

No safety measures at all

 


13 comments:

  1. Pete DePaolo's Front Drive Miller. 91 cubic inch, DOHC straight eight, supercharged and intercooled.

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  2. ah, yes. from the time of real men. no roll bar or safety cage. seat belts, what are those ? maybe gloves and a helmet , maybe.

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    1. First car I had with seat belts was a '58 Austin Healy 100-6. Seatbelts are for keeping you from being tossed around when you're in the twisties, and a good idea, too.

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  3. No airbags....we died like men!

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  4. It has brakes, doesn't it?

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  5. It has brakes. Looking at the photos here
    https://silodrome.com/miller-91-race-car/
    it has the throttle pedal in the middle and the brake on the right and the brakes are cable activated. The front brakes are mounted inboard and the gearshift is outside of the cockpit. Cool piece of engineering.
    Al_in_Ottawa

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  6. There is a steering wheel.

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  7. What do you mean, no safety gear? I see padding on the seat!

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  8. No need for airbags when the gas tank is right behind you, with the filler neck at head level.

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  9. A relic of a time when fun didn't consider safe or healthy. A place many would like to see again.

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  10. And you'll notice the body is mounted inside the frame rails for side-impact protection.

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  11. worth a look

    https://silodrome.com/miller-91-race-car/

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