Turbinator II has a new more aerodynamic windscreen and smaller more efficient air inlets to the engine. Final body sanding is complete and Turbinator II is ready for paint.
Rick Vesco with new front body panels
New carbon fiber body panels fit nicely.
New carbon fiber body panels from AirTech have been formed and fitted onto the frame.
Rick Vesco took a trip to Denver to consult with Mark Williams of Mark Williams Enterprises. Mark and his technicians look over Turbinator II' s broken drive line. Part of the fix will be the installation of a special set of high RPM (8500) CV joints.
Mark Williams and technicians discuss possibilities with Rick Vesco and Greg Peek.
Mark Williams Enterprises beautiful facility is in Louisville, CO.
TURBINATOR II - TOP TIME OF THE MEET!
Turbinator II was blitzing down the World of Speed course when at the 400 mph mark a drive shaft broke causing the tire to blow out and body panels to fly off. Driver Dave Spangler drove the car off the course bringing it to a safe stop. Team Vesco will install a new drive train and body panels and be back for all major events in 2017. This is the highest speed TURBINATOR II has achieved with its all new turbine power technology. Take a wild ride with driver, Dave!
TEAM VESCO CELEBRATES 15 YEAR WORLD RECORD 458.481 MPH!
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ATS and AZTT crew: James Gabl, Jeremy Nicolaides, Ken Braccio, David Crowe, Elden Crom
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