Ignition is a racing computer game. While not very realistic, it is very pretty and there are lots of nice graphical features. On every track there are lots of obstacles, like trains, waterfalls, and falling boulders, and even an avalanche.

On Ignition there are seven tracks:

  • Moosejaw Falls
  • Gold Rush
  • Snake Island
  • Lost Ruins
  • Yodel Peaks
  • Cape Thor
  • Tokyo Bullet

There are also 11 cars:

  • Bug
  • Coop
  • Enforcer
  • Redneck
  • Smoke
  • School Bus
  • Evac
  • Banana Car
  • Monster truck
  • Vegas
  • Ignition

The cars and tracks in italics are only available after completing championships at various levels.

Although the game is a very childish one, it is very good fun, and the unusual overhead display is very good. It is possible to multiplay on this game, either in split-screen mode or over a LAN or WAN.

The ignition in an engine is a collective term for the various components which are involved in timing, producing and transmitting the requisite 'spark' into an internal combustion engine which ignites the fuel/air mixture inside the engine's cylinders. Modern versions, involving electronic switches rather than purely mechanical systems, are known as electronic ignition. Note that Diesel engines, which rely on compression heating to ignite their fuel/air mix, do not have an ignition system!

The term is also loosely used at times to refer to the starter system (starter motor, ignition switch) which is technically incorrect, but in wide use.

In rocketry, ignition is used to refer to the moment that a rocket motor or engine reaches self-sustaining combustion. For boosters, this will typically occur just before lift-off.

May we have your at- TEN...  -tion, please.
                     NINE...
                     EIGHT... Thank you.
     We are pleased  SEVEN...
       to recognize  SIX...   on this
          momentous  FIVE...  occasion;
                     FOUR...  The presence in
       the audience  THREE... of
                     TWO...   hearts beating as
                     ONE.

Ig*ni"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. ignition.]

1.

The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.

2.

The state of being ignited or kindled.

Sir T. Browne.

 

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