What Will 1,000 HP Get You These Days?

It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.

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Dynamite Dymaxion

This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car.

To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous.

Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.

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The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park

In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.

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Do you love the history of the automobile? So we do! Here at Car Show Safari, we know that classic car history is as important today as it was the day it happened, and that events from decades ago continue to impact the automotive industry and motorsports events that we all love.

That’s why we developed the Motorama page of Safari News, our automotive news and event update outlet! The Motorama page of Safari News features many great blasts from the past, highlighting the development of some iconic automobiles that changed the modern face of motoring, featuring important players from the past, and exploring how the races, auto company expansions, and innovative developments that have taken past over the last century and a half impact the car culture we know today. 

Dive into the weird and truly wonderful world of the early tinkerers, racers, and designers, who didn’t just make automotive history when they set land speed records and developed front windshield wipers, but impacted the whole history of the world. 

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