Kreb
Kreb GRM+ Memberand UberDork
11/16/19 1:05 p.m.

So I was watching this fun clip of the Sopwith cup race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mbYgF41g5k and other than the fact that the racing is surprisingly good, it's telling how many of the top cars aren't what you'd expect to be remotely quick. A Nash Metropolitan??? A big, honking luxury Jaguar, an Austin A40 and such. Remarkable. And how'd you like to have to explain to your friends how far back your Falcon was?

slowbird
slowbird Dork
11/16/19 1:32 p.m.

And I've just now learned that the Metropolitan was a "captive import" so to speak, Austin built the chassis and another British company built the body and they sold it in the US as a Nash. Had no idea. Hilarious to watch it racing with those big Jaguars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan

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