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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Le Mans"(1971)

    08/11/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Lee H. Katzin
  • 8 killed, others injured in SB racing accident ( CA )

    08/14/2010 11:08:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | August 14, 2010
    At least eight people were killed and others were injured in a desert off-road race in rural San Bernardino County. San Bernardino County fire sent seven ambulances and 10 air ships to the scene of the accident at the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley.
  • 8 dead, dozen hurt as off-road race car plows into crowd

    08/15/2010 4:39:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    NBC News and ^ | August 14, 2010
    An off-road truck plowed into a crowd and scattered "bodies everywhere" moments after sailing off a jump at a California race Saturday, killing eight people and leaving 12 injured, authorities and witnesses said. The crash came shortly after the start of the California 200 race, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. PDT, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Bachman said eight people died and 12 were injured, several of them seriously. Seven ambulances and 10 emergency aircraft responded to the scene. Most of the injured were airlifted from the area to Loma Linda University Medical Center...
  • Britons arrested for illegal car racing in France (Black Carbon Rally)

    10/05/2006 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Republicain · 11 replies · 4,643+ views
    AFP via Expatica ^ | 10/03/2006
    AGEN, France, Oct 3, 2006 (AFP) - Six Britons and a Polish driver were arrested Tuesday for taking part in an illegal high-speed race across southwestern France reserved for the millionaire owners of ultra-powerful sports cars, police said. All were released after paying fines. The drivers were participating in an unofficial contest called the Black Carbon Rally -- a cross-country competition in which Ferraris, Porsches, Bentleys and other costly cars are pushed to their limits by their wealthy owners. The race involved getting from Kent in England to Milan in Italy, via Bordeaux, Barcelona and Geneva in the shortest time....
  • Iranian entrant goes missing

    09/21/2005 10:29:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 321+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 22 September 2005
    THE first car from Iran to enter the World Solar Challenge has failed to arrive in Australia and is at risk of missing Sunday's start in the Darwin-to-Adelaide race. The Persian Gazelle, built by a team from the University of Tehran, is thought to be stuck somewhere en route to Australia, possibly Dubai. Race director Chris Selwood said Australian authorities and race organisers would do everything possible to get the car to the starting line if it arrived in time. But he admitted things were looking grim. "We can work with customs to expedite the thing when it arrives," he...
  • Robby Gordon says Patrick has an unfair advantage (Indy 500)

    05/28/2005 10:58:33 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 140 replies · 2,895+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/05 | Various
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he will not compete in the race again unless the field is equalized. Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the race track. "The lighter the car, the faster it goes," Gordon said. "Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or...