Just as people will invariably gamble over the outcome of any event, so too will competitive types race damn-near anything. There have been bar stool races, beer cooler races, ostrich races, you name it.
When it comes to cars too, people will race pretty much anything with wheels and so much as a downward incline and a hint of a tail wind. That said, not every car ever made could be considered a contender just by meeting the most basic requirements. As example, you probably wouldn’t want to race in any way a 1976 Chevy Caprice hardtop with its grotesque weight and 145-bhp base V8, although you might want to have one around to sleep in between races.
That being said, there have been a number of cars over the decades that have had surprising careers on the track. Maybe not ultimate success there, but they generated enough enthusiasm that people gave them the old college try. What we’re looking for today is a compendium of cars that it is surprising to discover have just such a racing pedigree. What do you think are the most incongruous cars to ever go racing?
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