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Your Auto Racing Guide

March 13, 2006 by  
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Auto racing or motorcar racing has quickly become a very popular sport. From the invention of the car in 1769 the idea of a self-propelled vehicle on four wheels has come a long way. It wasn’t long after the first successful petrol-fueled vehicles were made that the thought occurred to motor car owners to try to race them – mostly to compare efficiency and speed and other factors and to determine which car was best overall. But the fun and excitement of such an event quickly caught on and thus the legacy of auto racing was born.

Today auto racing is quite diverse. From go-karts to drag racing, vehicles and tracks can be quite comparatively different. However the excitement which accompanies such racing is contagious. Not only do the drivers enjoy the exhilaration of steering incredibly fast vehicles around a track as fast as they can in order to beat other cars to the finish line, but crowds line roadsides and pack stadium benches to get in on the thrill. Many super-fast vehicles which have become famous for their speed or durability on the track have become coveted as expressions of wealth on the road. Over the years, the racing industry no only experienced a boon, but became a great way for commercial retailers to advertise their products.

Today, the average man in the street may be a racing driver, but many of them certainly seem to wish they were. Home made additions to their vehicles ensure that the car packs a powerful punch and will hopefully out-race any challenger who might be up to the task. Many never get to use these special additions since the law in most countries isn’t too fond of the idea of great masses of steel and plastic hurtling down civilian-lined streets and impressive speeds all in the name of fun. However, for those that do get the opportunity – the euphoric feeling of power and speed at your fingertips is one that is truly memorable. For those who have put hours of hard work into their treasured automobiles and who do not have to opportunity to drive them at their top speed, it is the possibility that this dream may one day come true which keeps hoods shiny and many crowds returning to the auto racing tracks where their hero’s live out their dreams for them.

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