Air Scoops for Vintage Race Cars

Today, scoops are often a design trick used to imply speed and performance. In some cases, their only function is cosmetic. Originally, though, scoops had a simple purpose: to help get air in or out of the car.

Working on a project and want to see how those before you did it? Here are some examples.

As an added challenge, how many of these cars can you identify by their scoops alone?

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dougie
dougie Reader
3/6/20 11:00 p.m.

Oh, please.....don't forgot the Big Healey!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/15/20 9:47 a.m.

The first one looks like an old swamp cooler.  Wonder if it's more effecient if you add ice.

Jpsbgt
Jpsbgt New Reader
9/25/21 1:56 p.m.

That is not an air scoop on the Cunningham ! It's a oil cooler. 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
9/26/21 9:21 p.m.

Looks like it might be a re-purposed aircraft honeycomb style oil cooler.

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