Race Cars from the Beginning til Today

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    The Early Years
    The very first race was between two self powered carriages on August 30, 1867. There was a law against racing in those days and this history making eight mile race was completely in violation. It was not made legal until 1875 when a 200 mile course was set up. However, only the Oshkosh and the Green Bay made it to the finish line.

    The first major transformation from just racing high quality, expensive but regular street cars into actual racers was in the 1930s when streamlined vehicles with supercharges were constructed. The focus was to lighten the weight of the cars as well as upping engine power.

    Most Successful Racer
    Ryan Dalziel is thought to have had the most success during his racing career. Although he was born in Britain, his car Continue Reading

    British Cars for Auto Enthusiasts

    Ac cobra replica

    For many people, their car is simply a tool to transport them from point A to point B and back again. For others, cars are their passion, whether they are used for racing, hauling, or simply sit in a show room and look nice. One of the most popular racing cars was the AC Cobra, commonly referred to as the Shelby Cobra in the United States.

    Produced intermittently in England between 1961 and 1967, the Cobra was a British roadster with an American V-8 engine. Due to its small size, the Cobra was able to beat a Chevrolet Corvette in a race in 1963, and in 1964, an AC Cobra was recorded to have gone 186 miles per hour on the M1 Motorway.

    For the next twenty years or so, Cobras were no longer manufactured by Shelby. Anyone who wished to own one had to look for AC Cobra kits to build their own cars. Whi Continue Reading