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Archive for April 14th, 2018

a starting-line car for horse racing, a Buick horse racing gate car!

April 14th, 2018 by admin

Of the 3,305 Buick Roadmasters built in 1954, this one was ordered specifically for this purpose. It was used at Maywood Park Racetrack in Chicago.

Unlike thoroughbred racing, where the horses start from a fixed gate, the gate in harness racing is mounted to a vehicle that starts the race by pulling away from the line of horses. The gates fold forward on the vehicle as it accelerates and then it turns off the track at the end of the straightaway, while the horses continue around the turn.

here’s what that appears like when in use:

you can see a whole gallery of a variety of cars that do this

I’ve only heard of light up portholes once…. when the designer who invented them sold the execs on the design idea

April 14th, 2018 by admin

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1938 Mercury convertible ended up in Italy by way of a service member who was stationed there. At some point, it was converted to what is called an “autostarter” for horse racing. It’s now in Vicentina, Italy with a $24,500 Buy-It-Now

April 14th, 2018 by admin

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1938 Mercury convertible ended up in Italy by way of a service member who was stationed there. At some point, it was converted to what is called an “autostarter” for horse racing. It’s now in Vicentina, Italy with a $24,500 Buy-It-Now