Saturday, 30 October 2010

Halloween Special - Fafnir Machtigen Werke Special

To put you into the mood for the weekends festivities here is Oliver Way driving BR Thompsons Fafnir Machtigen Werke Special with a non automobile 10 litre / 610 CUI engine seen here at Loton Park.

The car does does always appear with the scary radiator cover, as can be seen here at Prescott.

Fafnirs in production from 1908 - 1927 had in line 4 cylinder engines no bigger than 3990 cc 243 cui.
I am wondering if anyone knows where the huge engine came from, or what type of circa 1918 chassis, with only rear wheel brakes this is?

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

Thanks for dropping by, wishing everyone a scary Halloween weekend, don't forget to come back now !


  1. Art, does the jack-o-lantern cover give this thing more downforce? And do the front wheels pop up when the driver hits the brakes?

  2. Kim I am not sure that down force applies to a vehicle 12" off the ground at 120 mph I doubt the front wheels will pop if you hit the brakes, since the car appears to only have rear wheel brakes, not unusual around 1918 apparently !