Morning Qualifying – History Lesson, Part II

Good news everyone! It's time for another history lesson!

Students, if you will take your seats, we can begin today’s lecture. Thanks to a less than generous stipend from the Hooniversity (due to an over-expenditure of funds on shooter sandwich fixins) , we will forego the scheduled transformation of the commentariat into atomic supermen enslaved to my will alone, and instead continue our viewing of the History of Motor Racing documentary.

 
This week’s installment covers the years 1919 to 1929. We’ll see Duesenberg’s at Indianapolis and the French Grand Prix, the rise of Bugatti, Harry Seagrave and Malcolm Campbell at Brooklands, the dawn of forced induction, Herr Doktor Porsche with Mercedes-Benz, Antonio Ascari and Enzo Ferrari driving for Alfa Romeo at the Targa Florio, and much, much more.

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0 Comments

  1. I wonder what happened to all these cars. The few that have survived … well, a concours restoration for an actually-raced car seems inappropriate. They were so fragile that they barely survived the races.
    Also: these fellows had stones. I think they stood a better chance of survival in the WW1 trenches that many had been in a few years before. Nearly non-existent standards of safety for both drivers and spectators. It's no wonder that there aren't vintage racing events for this era of racers.

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