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Barrett-Jackson 2011: Woodill Wildfire is a turbine-powered thing of beauty

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Jan 21st, 2011 at 7:27PM

1955 Woodill Wildfire at Barrett-Jackson – Click above for high-res image gallery Before stumbling upon this 1955 Woodill Wildfire here at the Barrett-Jackson festivities in Scottsdale, we weren't even aware that such a car existed. And this is one of the reasons why Barrett-Jackson is such a cool event. Apparently, an employee of McDonnell Douglass (we'd guess with the last name Woodill...) built an experimental turbine engine originally intended for use in a helicopter. First seen in 1952, this machine is recognized as the world's first production fiberglass-bodied automobile.... Read More

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