Aviation

                                1927
Chevrolet Brothers Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  Single Overhead Cam Aviation Engine

July 1927 - Indianapolis, Indiana

SOHC Aircraft Engine

being assembled in Chevrolet's Shop

(Indianapolis News)

August 1927 - Moundsville, WV

Chevrolet Brothers SOHC Engine

installed in Lone Eagle Aircraft

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

August 1927 - Moundsville, WV

Lone Eagle Aircraft

Chevrolet Brothers SOHC Engine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

August 1927 - Moundsville, WV

Charles Lindbergh inspects engine of the Lone Eagle Aircraft

(Smithsonian Institute)

August 1927 - Moundsville, WV

Lone Eagle Aircraft

Charles Lindbergh inspecting engine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Today - Moundsville, WV

Historical Marker

Lindbergh's 1927 Tour of America

(pnoman -AdvRider.com)

                             1928
Chevrolet Brothers Manufacting Co., Inc.
                DOHC Aviation Engine
              Arthur Chevrolet Design

Fall 1928 - Indianapolis, Indiana

DOHC Aircraft Engine

Chevrolet Bros. Mfg Co., Inc.

(Aero Digest)

Fall 1928 - Indianapolis, Indiana

DOHC Aircraft Engine

Chevrolet Bros. Mfg Co., Inc.

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Sept 1928 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Lone Eagle Aircraft

Chevrolet DOHC Engine

(Indianapolis Star)

October 1928 - Moundsville, WV

Lone Eagle Aircraft

Chevrolet DOHC Engine

(Aero Digest)

October 1928 - Moundsville, WV

Lone Eagle Aircraft

Chevrolet DOHC Engine

(Smithsonian Institute)

October 1928 - Moundsville, WV

Lone Eagle Aircraft

Chevrolet DOHC Engine

(Tom Heitzman Collection)

                            1929
         Chevolair Aircraft Corporation
       Inverted 4-Cylinder Aero Engine
                Stagger Valve Design

Summer/Fall 1929 - Indianapolis, IN

4-Cylinder DOHC Aviation Engine

Stagger Valve Design - Arthur Chevrolet

(Chevolair Catalog)

Summer/Fall 1929 - Indianapolis, Stagger Valve Design - Arthur Chevrolet

4-Cylinder DOHC Aircraft Engine

(Chevolair Advertisement)

Summer/Fall 1929 - Indianapolis, IN

4-Cylinder DOHC Aviation Engine

Stagger Valve Design - Arthur Chevrolet

(Chevolair Catalog)

August 1929 - Washington, DC

Government Test of Chevolair Engine 

Arthur Chevrolet (right)

(Washington Evening Star)

January 1930 - Louisville, Kentucky

Travel Air Biplane with Chevolair Mill 

Arthur Chevrolet (standing on right)

(Louisville Courier-Journal)

January 1930 - Louisville, Kentucky

Travel Air Biplane 

Close up view of Chevolair Engine

(Louisville Courier-Journal)

                            1929
         Chevolair Aircraft Corporation
                 Inverted 6-Cylinder
           Stagger Valve Aero Engine

Summer/Fall 1929 - Indianapolis, IN

6-Cylinder Chevolair Engine 

Stagger Valve Design - Arthur Chevrolet

(National Air & Space Museum)

November 1929 - Indianapolis, IN

6-Cylinder Chevolair Engine 

Stagger Valve Design - Arthur Chevrolet

(Aero Digest)

Summer 1929 - Cleveland, Ohio

Travel Air Mystery Ship

6-Cylinder Chevolair Engine

(Kenneth Wilson Collection)

Summer 1929 - Cleveland, Ohio

Travel Air Mystery Ship 

6-Cylinder Chevolair Engine

(Kenneth Wilson Collection)

Summer 1929 - Cleveland, Ohio

Travel Air Mystery Ship 

6-Cylinder Chevolair Engine

(Aero Digest)

Summer 1929 - Cleveland, Ohio

Travel Air Mystery Ship

6-Cylinder Chevolair Engine 

(Peter Bowers Collection)

                          1928 to 1929
             Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation
                    Louis Chevrolet Design
 Prototype:  Inverted 4-Cylinder Aero Engine

Circa 1929 - Baltimore, Maryland

Prototype 333 CID Inverted Engine

Note exhaust exits from side of cylinder

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Circa 1929 - Baltimore, Maryland

Prototype 333 CID Inverted Engine

Note unique intake manifold design

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Circa 1929 - Baltimore, Maryland

Prototype 333 CID Inverted Engine

Note mounting bosses on crankcase

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

                       1930 to 1931
         Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation
              Louis Chevrolet Design
      Inverted 4-Cylinder Aero Engine

1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

333 CID Inverted Engine with Air Scoop

Louis Chevrolet Design

(Zenith Carburetor Newsletter)

Today - Washington, DC

333 CID Inverted Engine (Survivor)

Louis Chevrolet Design

(National Air & Space Museum)

1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

333 CID Engine with Flat Cam Cover 

Louis Chevrolet Design

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

                       1928 to 1931
         Chevrolet Aircraft Corporation
            Louis Chevrolet Designed
               Inverted Aero Engines

1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

6-Cylinder 500 CID Inverted Engine

Louis Chevrolet Design

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

6-Cylinder 500 CID Inverted Engine

Louis Chevrolet Design

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

Inverted Engine in V-8 Configuration

Louis Chevrolet Design

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

       1929 Doyle Oriole Aircraft
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

1929 - Baltimore, Maryland

Doyle Oriole Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Dan Shumaker Collection)

1936 - Location Unknown

Doyle Oriole Airplane

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(American Aviation Historical Society)

1936 - Location Unknown

Doyle Oriole with Chevrolet 333 Engine

Pilot - Zip Franklin

(Franklin Family Collection)

1929 - Baltimore, Maryland

Doyle Oriole with Chevrolet 333 Engine

Pilot Gene Foster & Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

           1930 Waco ENF Aircraft
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

Waco ENF Airplane

(Aviation Engineering)

1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waco ENF Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(National Waco Club)

1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waco ENF Airplane

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Aviation Engineering)

1930 - Baltimore, Maryland

Waco ENF Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Aviation Engineering)

1930 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Waco ENF Airplane

E.C. Burghduff & Suzanne Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Circa 1930's - Baltimore, Maryland

Waco ENF Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(National Waco Club)

       1930 Granville Brothers
            Gee Bee - Model A
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

1930 - Springfield, Massachusetts

Gee Bee Model A Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Aeronautical Industries)

               1930 Elmer Yates
                    Yates Stiper
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

1930 - Beaverton, Oregon

Yates Stiper Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Beaverton Public Library)

1930 - Beaverton, Oregon

Elmer Yates with Stiper Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Beaverton Public Library)

1930 - Beaverton, Oregon

Yates Stiper Aircraft

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(AeroFiles.com)

       1931 Pitcairn Aircraft Corp
                PAA-2 Autogiro
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

February 1931 - Willow Grove, PA

Pitcairn Model PAA-2 Autogiro

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Pitcairn Archives)

Spring 1931 - Willow Grove, PA

Pitcairn Model PAA-2 Autogiro

Chevrolet 333 Inverted Engine

(Pitcairn Archives)

Spring 1931 - Willow Grove, PA

6 Pitcairn Autogiros in Flight

PAA-2 at top (with tricycle landing gear)

(Fortune Magazine)

           1931 Charles H. Day
               Errant Aircraft
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine
          Round the World Trip

Spring 1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Day

Errant Aircraft with Chevrolet 333 Mill

(Smithsonian Institute)

Spring 1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

Errant Aircraft with Chevrolet 333 Mill

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Day

(Smithsonian Institute)

Spring 1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Day

Errant Aircraft with Chevrolet 333 Mill

(Smithsonian Institute)

Spring 1931 - Baltimore, Maryland

Errant Aircraft with Chevrolet 333 Mill

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Day

(Smithsonian Institute)

Summer 1931 - Round the World Trip

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Day

Errant Aircraft with Chevrolet 333 Mill

(Smithsonian Institute)

September 1931 - Round the World Trip

Flight Flown Cover

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Day

(Smithsonian Institute)

      1933 Cornelius Free Wing
                 Equipped With
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

Circa 1933 - Los Angeles, California 

Cornelius Free Wing

Chevrolet/Martin 333 Inverted Engine

(Popular Aviation)

1-30-34 - Los Angeles, California 

Cornelius Free Wing

Chevrolet/Martin 333 Inverted Engine

(Stanford Daily)

June 1934 - Los Angeles, California 

Cornelius Free Wing

Chevrolet/Martin 333 Inverted Engine

(Popular Aviation)

Circa 1934 - Los Angeles, California 

Cornelius Free Wing

Chevrolet/Martin 333 Inverted Engine

(Dan Shumaker Collection)

10-31-34 - Los Angeles, California 

George Cornelius writes Martin Co.,

Praises performance of 333 engine

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Circa 1934 - Los Angeles, California 

Cornelius Free Wing

Chevrolet/Martin 333 Inverted Engine

(Frank Rezich/Aerofiles.com)

      1937 Martin Tadpole Clipper
                     Seaplane
Chevrolet 333 CID Inverted Engine

1937 - Baltimore, Maryland 

Glenn L. Martin Co. - Tadpole Clipper

333 Engine Mounted in Fuselage

(GLM Maryland Museum of Aviation)

1937 - Baltimore, Maryland 

Glenn L. Martin Co. - Tadpole Clipper

333 Engine Mounted in Fuselage

(GLM Maryland Museum of Aviation)

1937 - Baltimore, Maryland 

Glenn L. Martin Co. - Tadpole Clipper

333 Engine Mounted in Fuselage

(GLM Maryland Museum of Aviation)