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Auto Racing: A Privileged Man’s Sport

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Museum Event
Auto Racing: A Privileged Man’s Sport
June 28, 2014
Photos by
Andrew Taylor

From the beginning of motorsports – and well into the 1960s – motor racing has largely been the realm of the wealthy. In fact, the rules for many sanctioning bodies were written to preserve the purity of the well-off amateur over the paid professional drivers. Dr. Simeone discussed four cars that featured prominently in this “privileged man’s sport.”