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In period race history for V8?

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Old 16-01-20, 09:10 PM
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Default In period race history for V8?

I was wondering whether any of the eight cylinder Bristols were used in competition. I would expect the automatic transmission might have been an issue but with the V8, I expect it might have been possible. I'm thinking of the Iso Rivolta that usually was provided with an automatic transmission but was raced as a touring car when it first was introduced. It featured a 327 Corvette engine.
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Old 26-01-20, 09:08 PM
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Anatoly Aruntonoff raced a 410 in the 1975 sea to shining sea Cannonball Run. Came in 18th, according to Wikipedia, with a time of 49 hours.
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I wonder what modifications he made to the car for the race.
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