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