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A pair of Ford Taurus SHOs, campaigned by Multimatic Motorsports in the (I’m guessing) IMSA Firestone Firehawk series.

I’m sure Conan O’Brien would approve.

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Mancuso-Greenwood Corvette at the 1977 SCCA June Sprints at Road America. Cool retro home movie footage. There’s some general race action mixed in, along with a cameo by a rather notable Porsche.

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1964 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Kevin Cogan “horror crash” at the 1989 Indy 500. For some reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for Kevin Cogan. Every May, I wonder whatever happened to the guy.

His career at Indianapolis was star-crossed to say the least.

He crashed on the pace lap in 1982, taking out A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti in the process, which led to many excellent soundbites. He had victory in his grasp in 1986 until he lost the lead on a restart with only a couple of laps to go. And in 1989, he had one of the more violent crashes ever seen at the speedway. Amazingly, he walked away.

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British Saloon Car Championship (BSCC) race at Crystal Palace, 1964. “There’s that swinging style of Jim Clark in Cortina 57.”

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Brian Redman in a Carl Haas Lola, Watkins Glen F5000 race.

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Dick Simon “horror crash” at Riverside, 1982. Three things about this:

  1. How the hell did he manage to walk away?
  2. This is another example of how accidents sound way different in real life than they do in the movies.
  3. Apparently, in CART’s early days all you had to do to become a marshal was hop the fence. Shirts optional.
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Racing at Lime Rock Park, 1974.

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wewanthunt:

James overtaking Ronnie Peterson in Silverstone in 1974 - a manoeuvre so beautiful it deserves a gif.
…in true Hollywood style, he took Ronnie at Woodcote, the most difficult corner on the circuit – if not in the world. That was in the days before the chicane when Woodcote was a breathtaking, blood-tingling 160 mph bend that had cars lurching and sliding on the very limit. A difficult corner to take without the added complication of trying to pass someone at the same time. 

wewanthunt:

James overtaking Ronnie Peterson in Silverstone in 1974 - a manoeuvre so beautiful it deserves a gif.

…in true Hollywood style, he took Ronnie at Woodcote, the most difficult corner on the circuit – if not in the world. That was in the days before the chicane when Woodcote was a breathtaking, blood-tingling 160 mph bend that had cars lurching and sliding on the very limit. A difficult corner to take without the added complication of trying to pass someone at the same time. 

(via fuckyeahmotorsports)

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