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Dedicated Airhead—The Chuck Forge Story

Forge corners hard in his 356 Speedster at Cotati in 1968. This was his second 356 which weighted less with better brakes providing an immediate improvement in lap times.

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In many circles, the term airhead applies to someone who is silly or lacking in intelligence. However, it is also a slang term to describe the method used to cool an airplane, motorcycle or automobile engine. For decades, virtually all aircraft and motorcycle engines were air-cooled and many notable automobiles were as well, including Volkswagen, Chevrolet (Corvair) and, of course, Porsche.

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