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Old 10-22-2020, 02:55 PM   #3604 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sgtlethargic View Post
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Around 1950, uncovered wire wheels were almost universal on performance cars, and the rare attempts at streamlining were creating huge problems with lift reducing the traction while not even minimizing the drag compared to a neutral body. All the inspiration was coming from aircraft, where lift is welcome.
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