Archive for July, 2016

Race Against Kids\' Cancer – Deer Trail, CO – 07/30 – High Plains Raceway – USA

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Race Against Kids\' Cancer – Deer Trail, CO – 07/30 – High Plains Raceway – USA

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Just Another Racer on the Grid: James Dean at Santa Barbara

James Dean would hate that I’m posting this film featuring him as a celebrity participating in a weekend at the track. I don’t doubt that James Dean or Steve McQueen or Paul Newman had a genuine love for the sport, but I can’t help but think that part of the allure was that they weren’t catered to; weren’t ushered to the best table—they were just another competitor on the track that would be given no preferential treatment by their fellow racers. Being just another one of the guys must have been refreshing. That they were each of them skilled drivers and fierce competitors only helps solidify their respect and legend within the racing community.

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Uninterrupted Strain of Instantaneous Acceleration

Enzo Ferrari for Champion

“Brilliant Italian Race Car Manufacturer Pays Tribute to Dependable Champion Spark Plugs

‘The victory /of Alberto Ascari in one of our Ferrari cars in the 22nd Grand Prix of Italy at 115.547 miles per hour average, established new all-time records for the Monza track, and also established the highest speed attained in European circuits. This 4½ litre 12-cylinder Grand Prix Ferrari was equipped with 24 Champion Spark Plugs which withstood perfectly the uninterrupted strain of instantaneous acceleration and equally instaneous deceleration demanded by European type of racing tracks. At Monza, as on most European race courses, sharp turns and severe braking alternate with straight stretches where flat out speed is possible. We attribute a great deal of the merit of our success in the Grand Prix of England, Grand Prix of Germany, Grand Prix of Italy and the Monza Pan-American Race to the magnificent performance and unfailing dependability of Champion Spark Plugs.’
—Enzo Ferrari

Follow the Experts
Demand Dependable Champions for your Car.”

Hard to imagine Enzo actually saying any of these things.

via Just A Car Guy.

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Hotlanta Historics – Braselton, GA – 07/09 – Road Atlanta – USA

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Le Mans Classic – Le Mans, Maine – 07/08 – Circuit de la Sarthe

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Portland Vintage Racing Festival – Portland, OR – 07/07 – Portland International Raceway – USA

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Pacific Northwest Historics – Kent, WA – 07/01 – Pacific Raceways – USA

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