“Auto Racing began….”

“Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.”

– Henry Ford

A race from Neuilly to Versailles contested by one of the steam quadricycles built by Count de Dion and Georges Bouton. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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“Wherever we wanted….”

Wherever we wanted to, we could beat the GTO [with the Daytona Coupe]. Even in 1965, when Ferrari started slipping 4.0-liters in there. That old pushrod 289 blew ’em off. That’s one of the greatest accomplishments by a bunch of hot rodders. Shelby American was built around hot rodders, and Phil Remington was the king of the hot rodders.”

– Carroll Shelby, racing driver and engineer, born 11 January 1923; died 10 May 2012.

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