November 20, 2017

Racing Cars

TOP MOTORSPORTS EVENTS YOU MUST SEE

The folks at ESPN took it upon themselves to draw up a list of “The 10 Best Sporting Events to See Live.” It was a fine and noble effort from the cable kids, and we give writer Rick Reilly props for including the Tour de France. But we noticed a glaring error – there isn’t […]

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The Italian Grand Prix at Monza

If Ferrari wins, you will see a party that makes Carnival in Rio looks like an Amish prayer meeting.

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The 24 Hours Nürburgring

Real cars driven on the track to end all tracks for a whole day, come rain or shine. There’s a reason Jackie Stewart called the ‘Ring the “Green Hell.”

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The Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa

Why? One corner: Eau Rouge. The loading put on the cars coupled with terrifying speed and less run-off than the outfield at Fenway Park means if you get it wrong, there will be hell to pay. That’s Eau Rouge in the pic.

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The Reno Air Races

Until we start racing space shuttles, there’s nothing more extreme than The Reno Air Races. You think Indy is fast? Try doubling that speed to upwards of 500 mph while flying 100 feet off the ground.

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Rally Finland

Part of the World Rally Championship calendar for time immemorial, Rally Finland has all the “normal” rally stuff: high velocities, trees inches from your door handles, loose gravel, rough pavement, driving rain, the whole lot. But Rally Finland also features jumps that send the cars flying half the length of a football field. On purpose.

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The Isle of Man TT

Imagine scores of your best biking buddies turned loose on the country roads of some out-of-the-way village with full-blown race bikes. Stop imagining and buy an airplane ticket to this small island west of England. It’s 37.5 miles of motorcycling nirvana.

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The Daytona 500

Sure, NASCAR has become as bland and beige as a suburb, but put 43 guys in 3,500 pound “stock” cars running pushrod V8s with carbs and turn ’em loose at 150 mph or more. It’s very much a sight to see.

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans

The endurance race to end all endurance races. Anybody can race for two hours. Try doing it for 24, all day, all night, all weather.

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The Monaco Grand Prix

The crown jewel of Formula 1. Turning 700+ horsepower machines loose on the streets of the principality is like racing attack helicopters in your living room.

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