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