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Unmatched: 300 SLR and Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia driving this gorgeous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. Departing at 7.22 am, Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson maintained an average speed of 97.96 mph on the 1000 mile figure eight course from Brescia to Rome and back again, while competing with other racers and dodging public traffic to whom the entire course was still open. 307 more words

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The Legendary Porsche 917

The legendary Porsche 917 which dominated sports car racing in the early 1970s. The most powerful Can-Am variant of the car produced roughly 1100 horsepower from a turbocharged flat 12 engine, and was capable of hitting speeds of 245 mph on the 6km Mulsanne straight at LeMans. 46 more words

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Ferrari Killer: Ford GT40

The Ford GT40 was designed to end Ferrari’s dominance in endurance sports car racing. The Italian marque had been victorious at the 24 Hours of Le Mans six consecutive times between 1960-1965, and Henry Ford II’s bitter rivalry with Enzo Ferrari made him determined to win with an American car. 77 more words

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2015 - GTS Class Season Finale at Laguna Seca (September 1o to 13)

Round 17 of the GTS class for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held at Laguna Seca in Salinas, California (September 10 to 13). This 11-turn road course is about 2.3 miles in length and is known for the iconic “Corkscrew” turn. 257 more words

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Questioning My Audi Fanhood

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a motor sport related post, mostly because I’ve seen so few races live this season. Most of the time my work schedule has prevented me from watching live on TV, so I’ve been watching on DVR or You Tube. 676 more words

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Justin Wilson, 1978-2015

Champions are often measured by numbers, by the number of wins and the number of championships. Sometimes, Champions are measured by other intangible attributes. Last night, we lost Justin Wilson from a head injury sustained in Sunday’s IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. 226 more words

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