Some Motorsport History by Pete Stowe

Howmet TX

‘The World’s Only Race Winning Turbine Car.’



In 1968 Ray Heppenstall raced two gas-turbine powered sports-racing prototypes for the Howmet Corporation in the USA and Europe, winning races at Huntsville, Alabama, and Marlboro, Maryland. In July 1968 one car, driven by Heppenstall and Dick Thompson, finished third in the FIA International Championship for Makes six-hour endurance race at Watkins Glen.

In 1970, with Heppenstall driving a revised TX, Howmet captured six world land speed records at Talladega, Alabama.

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