Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, Pebble Beach Concours d'Ele

Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

That car is priceless. It looks well designed and I love the attention to detail. These pistons are huge. The crankshaft, like today's four-cylinder engines, has five bearings.

I just saw one of these going flat out around the track at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Bloody fantastic. It was in a race with a whole lot of similar machines (including the "Beast of Turin"), all of which were also going flat out, it was the most epic thing I think I've ever seen.

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