I was surfing some Air Racing Bulletin Boards Thursday night and I see one of my All-Time Favorite Unlimited Class aircraft is coming back to Reno in new and improved shape.
"Precious Metal" a P51-XR is just a little different that your run of the mill P51-D. Precious Metal runs the Rolls-Royce Griffon V-12 engine turning a Shack counter-rotating dual propeller. These props make an amazing sound.
|Precious Metal in front of Strega|
It's been two years now since I've seen the Unlimited Gold Race on Sunday, and I am more than ready to hear the Sound of Freedom in the Valley of Speed!
Alex Zanardi Update:
I watched the live text updates from Brands Hatch Friday morning where the Paralympics staged the Men's H4 Road Race. Zanardi was in the mid-pack at the end of the first of eight laps around the fabled British Racetrack. By lap three he was in the lead before falling to 8th place mid-race. Alex rallied, and was in the bunch sprint at the finish, and won the Gold by one second! The race ran a few seconds over Two Hours.
Gonna cut it short today, SturgeUrge and I are fishing San Francisco Bay Saturday at the crack of dawn, to catch the early tide in pursuit of King Salmon and Halibut.
Thanks for reading.