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Thunderbug & Curtiss—1921–1922 GN Specials

Fitting an engine many times the size of the original is never a sure fire recipe for racing success. Mark Walker and Duncan Pittaway have done just that with their GN-based, Vintage Sports Car Club-eligible specials, using components originally intended for the aviation industry. Joseph Mark Bates evaluates the results…

The noble art of building a special raises a smile in most enthusiasts of motor sport. There is something in us all that admires and appreciates the skill, imagination and sheer boldness that goes hand in hand with building a one-off car and then racing it. To step outside of the safe confines of what has been done before and to enter an arena where it’s no one else’s fault is the unique realm of the special builder.

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