Must-See Car Racing Events

From a horseless carriage to a life necessity, to leisure and sports equipment, the car has come a long way. That said, there are many different car racing events out there that no one would not want to miss. From the Monte Carlo Rally to the Isle of Man to the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, all these races are a definite must-see for anyone looking to satisfy their automobile curiosity. Other fantastic car events include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Bathurst 1000, the Dakar Rally, the Daytona 500, and the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Let us dig deep to find out more about some of these races.

The Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally is synonymous with the words, “to finish first.” This is self-explanatory; the racer who finishes first wins the race. Regarding brutality and viciousness, no race is equal to the Dakar Rally. As a matter of fact, some racers don’t make it to the end; they don’t come out alive. Yes, the Baja 1000 could be close but is not at Dakar’s level. And it’s not just people that don’t survive, the cars too don’t survive sometimes. You will hear cases of Dakar Rally racers stranded due to mechanical failures of their vehicles or other reasons. In extreme cases, racers set their cars ablaze in an attempt to alert the recovery team. If you have courage, don’t let your passion for the Dakar Rally die like that. Many people have made it, and they still do it; you can try it too.

Indianapolis 500

This is the grandfather of all the car races. Although its popularity has been declining of late, the motorsport world cannot dare forget too soon this race. The Indianapolis 500 has a fascinating history, and the race is naturally breathtaking. The racers come far and near to stand a chance of laying their hands on the trophy. The competition involves 33 cars bolting around a 2.5-mile circuit at very high speeds, (about 230 miles per hour). The racers are required to cover 500 miles. To compete here, you need nerves. Some drivers even refuse to participate (think Mike Conway).

24 Hours of Le Mans

Sincerely speaking, this is the most prestigious of all car races, and it was first held way back in 1911. The competition involves battling around an 8.5-mile circuit. For car manufacturers who are looking to showcase their most advanced technology in car racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is undoubtedly the ground to do that.