TURBINE POWER ON TRACK

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Dibley practising in the Howmet for the 1968 BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch. This was the first time a turbine car had ever competed at a British meeting, the experimental Rover-BRM having only raced at Le Mans.
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Gas turbine-engined racing cars: ultimately a blind alley, but a fascinating one. The Howmet TX was among the more successful efforts, and Hugh Dibley — no stranger to such powerplants — drove it several times.

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