Tappet Clatter: December 2023

December 2023

Inside this December issue is the latest news from the Miles Collier Collections cars at Velocity Invitational. A report on the very successful fall Cars and Coffee is included. We dug into our archives to re-publish the inspiring story of one of the pioneers of early automobiles, Bertha Benz. Computers permeate all facets of auto racing these days, when was the first timing and scoring computer used? You will find out in this issue. We also explore another of the unsung heroes of the automotive parts manufacturers, George Lucas. Tappet Trivia features questions about the 1937 Delahaye 135 and the ill-fated 1948 Tucker automobiles. Tappet Tech features the spark plug story.

Eric Jensen
Tappet Clatter editor