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The Great Straight Eight!

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Museum Event
The Great Straight Eight!
September 10, 2016
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

This Demo Day featured four iconic sports cars that demonstrated the power and flexibility of the straight eight cylinder engine. Each was a record breaker in its time. From the end of the 1920s throughout the 1930s, the straight eight cylinder engine was the weapon to beat in all the venues of sports car road racing and these cars set records on tracks and salt flats as well. Featured cars were the 1929 Stutz Supercharged Le Mans, 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C, 2300 Mille Miglia Spyder, 1935 Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster, and the 1936 Bugatti Type 57G Tank.