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Start Your Engines!

I never shared this article on my personal blog, but I thought I would as it is an intersting – albeit brief – history on racing from NASCAR to Rocket Racing (my personal favorite).

Globally, automobile racing dates back to 1894, after the advent of gasoline-fueled, internal-combustion-powered vehicles in the 1880s. The first organized, competition, a reliability test run between Paris and Rouen, France, was judged by speed as well as safety and other matters. The first true race, defined by its requirement that all competitors start together, took place in 1985 between Paris and Bordeaux. Organized auto racing came to the United States that same year, beginning with a race from the Southside of Chicago to its northern suburb of Evanston. Continue reading