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Peter Markowski on Jalopnik

Restoration and Performance Motorcars founder Peter Markowski tells us how it all started in this Jalopnik interview (click here). Special thanks to HittingRedline, of my favorite youtube channels, LeadFootyt, Michael Ballaban, and of course Opposite Lock on Jalopnik which is one of my favorite blogs (besides ferraricraft.com of course). Watch our video first, and then use the above links to blow the rest of your morning watching car videos and reading stories.

Published on Oct 31, 2013

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The RPM shop is one of legend to anyone that has looked through a car show pamphlet in Vermont, but the classic picture of the red barn with three Ferrari 330s out front is only the beginning of the story; RPM can be found at any given time with a plethora of vintage sports and luxury cars, almost all of which possess a genuine and interesting history. See the above video for a brief selection of the cars and projects present at the shop when I visited in early August of this year, and be sure to check out RPMVT.com for more updates on the shop’s current vehicles.

I would also like to thank Peter Markowski for his generosity with his shop and his time – without his help, this film would not have been possible.

 

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I’m Thankful for YouTube!

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Overhauled 365 GTC/4 engine

Nate did an amazing job on this C/4 engine, after being apart for a number of years he went through all the boxes and created this 4 overhead camshaft monster. He did a great job on detailing the engine too, all the parts are plated in the correct finishes and his wrinkle finish on the cam covers is outstanding.  These engines have so many castings that bolt together and are sealed with some flimsy paper, it takes a pro to seal these things and there isn’t a drop under this engine.

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Vintage Rallies Close to Cannonball

A group of three approaches the top of the pass.

A group of three approaches the top of the pass.

We have a very close relationship with Rich and Jean Taylor at Vintage Rallies, and I wanted to create a video to promote and build their events. So, earlier this summer we gathered some favorite customers and friends together for a spectacular day of enthusiastic driving on wonderful back roads. We closed down the shop, and Nate, Casey, Peter and I were actually able to enjoy the cars we work so hard on.

We made sure that every car had a camera and a co-driver to run it. The result, a brief, but fun piece that shows just beginning of some of the capabilities that these cars possess. Video after the jump (click here). » Continue reading “Vintage Rallies Close to Cannonball”

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Starting and Driving the Bentley 4 1/2 Litre

We took a Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Tourer down the road to listen to the gears – and it happened to be a splendid day to make a video. It amazes me that a pre-war car can drive so fast and so smoothly – though still being a good bit of work to drive.

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Ferrari 512BB Boxer engine running on the stand

Here is the BB engine, finished up and running on the stand with a link below to see it on youtube. No leaks! Needs a little more tuning but this is the second start up and it ran very well. Since this video was taken, we dialed in the carburetors and it sounds amazing.

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Engine Video of the 212

Car Show Classics also put together this engine bay porn from Mille Miglia. It’s a lot of detail.

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Video Piece on the 212 From Mille Miglia

Car Show Classic did a piece with Marcel Massini on the 212 at Mille Miglia. This is a great description of the history of the car from the master himself.


See http://carshowclassic.com/car-models/classic-car/146 for more.

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Pebble Beach Videos

A few new videos snuck into the shop this week from Pebble Beach.

Concours d’Elegance from AutoWeek on Vimeo.

Pebble Beach Concept Cars from AutoWeek on Vimeo.

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330 Engine Repeat Repeat

We just finished another 330 engine, 330 cubic centimeters per cylinder multiplied by 12 cylinders equals 4000 C.C.’s or 4.0 liters. Actually, Nate did most of the work and this one runs so well without the requisite head gasket leaks!!

Here is a YouTube clip of it running:

Crank in 330

Crank in 330

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