Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Francis Barnett recordsetter

 In 1927, this 172cc 2 stroke Francis Barnett set a record of 6 hours at almost 55 mph at Brooklands racetrack. Note the expansion chamber-like exhaust, now...where did Walter Kaaden get the idea?


rats said...

SLEEK. Even standing stil, its flowing lines; its brutish low-slung silhouette; its every detail positively scream "55 MPH!"

Anonymous said...

Yes, barely-restrained speed! Big news in 1927 for basically a lawnmower engine:-)