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Video Documentary: Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car 1924 – 1939

Submitted by on May 8, 2012

Supercharged GP Cars

When I think of forced induction and Grand Prix cars, I think of the 1200 horsepower monsters of the ’80s. Huge rear wings, slicks that had junk in the trunk and dialed up boost to produce one-off qualifying laps for the ages.

But there was once a time when things were a little less outrageous. When elegant and simple, even petite, machines used forced induction to find those extra horses and win races. This documentary takes a look back at these lovely machines, and investigates the supercharged Grand Prix cars of the late ’20s and ’30s.

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