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1938 Auto Union Type D | Grand Prix Racing Car | 3.0L V12 478hp | Top Speed 340 kph 211 mph

Auto Union Grand Prix Racing Car | 1933 - 1939 | The race cars were developed and built by the r Racing Department of Auto Union’s Horch Works in Zwickau, Germany | In 1932 Auto Union Gmbh was formed, comprising struggling auto manufacturers Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer

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The Short Pipes that Play V12 Notes

1967 Honda RA 300 | Honda Racing F1 Car | V12 Engine | Honda won its first ever World Championship race at the 1967 Italian Grand Prix | XXXVIII Gran Premio d’Italia | Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy | The Honda RA 300 was driven by John Surtees

Honda entered F1 in 1964 and amazed all the Formula One garages with their All-Japanese factory team | More spectacular was that Honda built their Own Engine and Chassis which only Ferrari and BRM were doing at that time

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Continued from pt. 1 above….

It’s a shame that the Kremer 935s and M1 Procars had finished their flame-spitting battles by the time the sun had set, but the Oldtimers put on a great show into the dusk (especially the Austin-Healey with brightly glowing brakes!). 

There’s just such a special feeling around night racing with old cars, when all the modern buildings and advertising boards fade into the night, leaving just the noise of those old engines and the sight of the headlights winding around the circuit. It really transports you to a more glamorous era…long live the past!

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR | W196R | Sports Leicht Rennsport - Sports Light Racing | The W196 was the Mercedes-Benz F1 car used in the 1954 and 1955 Formula One seasons | Driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, it won 9 of 12 races in that season | Known during the Auto Union Grand Prix races of the 1930s as Silberpfeil or Silver Arrows, the term was used again due to the dominance of the W196R