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Video: Thom Richard And Precious Metal Prepare To Impress At The 50th Anniversary Reno Air Races!

 The guys at LiveAirShowTV put together a great interview piece on Thom Richard and his Rolls Royce Griffon powered P-51 Precious Metal. With the 63 mph speed increase seen at Reno 2012 from the updated prop design, Precious Metal became a real contender for Unlimited Gold... but there can be quite a distance between being a contender and being a champion.

 For 2013, the 50th anniversary of the Reno Air Races, Thom and a crew of friends and volunteers have been making significant upgrades to PM in the quest for another big increase in race speed. With all the work that's being done it's very realistic to think that Precious Metal will be right in the thick of things, even if Strega comes back to defend her winning streak that stretches back to 2008.

 Don't forget you can watch the races live this September via LiveAirShowTV and you can also keep an eye on the progress of Thom and the airplane via This is a great time to be paying attention to the world's fastest motor sport!

Precious Metal evening engine run at Reno 2012 (see hi-res version here)

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Reader Comments (2)

I always wanted to see PM do well. Hope everything works out for them.

June 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterseerjfly

Can't wait for Reno to see how PM does!

June 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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