LTR-14 METEOR HOODIE

$110.00

Design, knitting, embroidery, assembly, box... entirely made by the Barnstormer team 

- 60% Cotton 40% Polyester

- Extra soft brushed fleece interior

- Color grey with embrodery

- Imported

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In 1936, the record-breaking American aviator Roscoe Turner contracted with Lawrence W. Brown Aircraft Company to build him a new racing aircraft. The racer was designed by Turner himself and engineered by Howard Barlow of the University of Minnesota. The ship as built at the Brown factory in California and completed in mid-year 1936. It was a full cantilever mid-wing monoplane, fixed gear and powered by a Twin Wasp Sr., 1830 cu. in. 1000 hp engine. The wing span of the original racer was approximately 22 ft. and quite narrow in chord. The fuselage was constructed of chrome-moly tubing with spruce and fabric fairing... so classy!!

The speedster was sponsored in 1937 by Ring Free Oil and arrived at the Nationals wearing the name "Ring Free Meteor", a star, and race number 29 on its flanks. The name Laird in a diamond appeared on the vertical stabilizer.

Roscoe Turner and his powerful Racer was back in 1939. No changes were made in the ship, except the sponsor. ChampionSpark Plugs now sponsored.

The speedster and their insignia appeared on the fuselage and the racer was now known as the "Miss Champion". Turner considered Ortman and Wittman top competitors for the Thompson Race but figured Ortman was too young and would not plan all the angles for the long race, so Wittman would be the man to beat. Roscoe was slow getting off the ground in the start of the Thompson and was setting in fourth spot. Then it happened again, on the second lap he cut a pylon and had to go back and re-circle it. He now trailed the entire field but he pushed the hay to all the extra horses in the nose, streaking by the other racers one at a time, and pulled into the lead. He went on to win with a speed of 282.5 mph and became the first and only two- and three-time winner of the Thompson Trophy Race.

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