Tappet Clatter: September 2021

Read the September 2021 of the Tappet Clatter, the official newsletter of the Revs Institute Volunteers. This month’s Tappet Clatter opens with a welcome back from Chairman Chip Halverson. Featured in the September issue are an update from our new Membership Committee co-chair, Tom Saracco, on the team’s great success of late, and Lodge McKee reports on the return of the Amelia Island Concours. The issues also includes a report on the Volunteers’ trip to the Mecum Auctions Orlando, and a brief report in pictures of the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Historics races. We hope to have a more comprehensive report in a later issue. Morris Cooper explores the history of an enigmatic character, Carlo Abarth, the Man Behind the Scorpion. I am sure we can all remember where we were on September 11, 2001. John Wharton reflects on his thoughts and experiences that day as an entrant to the 2001 SCCA Solo2 Nationals.

This month’s Tappet Tech explores the mysterious carburetor and its difficult task.

Volunteers are an important part of Revs Institute’s mission. Volunteers help our visitors interpret the automobile as a technological device, as an agent for social and economic change, and as an art object. Learn more about volunteering at Revs Institute.