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10Racing innovator Andy Granatelli passes away at 90

Indy racing legend Andy Granatelli passed away on Sunday in Santa Barbara, CA, due to congestive heart failure. He was 90. Granatelli was famous for his innovation in American open-wheel racing, kicking off his Indy career with an entry in the 1946 race. His creative streak didn't really kick off until the 1960s, though, when the Dallas, TX-born Granatelli began entering a series of wildly powerful supercharged Novi V8s in the Indianapolis 500. This was followed by the arrival of the (in)famous

76Jaguar to confine turbine-powered C-X75 to track use? [w/poll]

We can appreciate a good track car as much as the next enthusiast, but we're beginning to bemoan their creation as a way out for automakers to charge wealthy customers obscene amounts of money for cars they're not even legally allowed to drive on the road. (As least, not in countries were homologation can't be circumvented with a sufficient bribe to the right bureaucrat. Which we're not entirely sure includes these United States.)

32Video: 1963 Chrysler Turbine whirs into Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno's Chrysler Turbine Car – Click above to watch the video after the jump

29eBay Find of the Day: Turbine-powered 1982 Porsche 928 spits flames, takes names

1982 Porsche 928 with a Boeing T50 turbine engine – Click above for image gallery, watch video after the jump

21VIDEO: Jay Leno takes EcoJet out for a spin

Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above to watch the video

AddJay Leno takes EcoJet out for a spin (w/VIDEO)

Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above for a high-res image gallery

19VIDEO: More turbine excellence -- this time, it's a Z car

Follow the jump for video of the 280Z Turbine

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