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The entire point of banger racing is crashing. This particularly European form of motorsport encourages smashing, bashing and flipping cars, and most of them are a mangled heap at the checkered flag. The beaten race cars are oddly beautiful, says Sophie Green, who has created an entire book of close-up photos of the crunched cars. “The scratches and textures are made completely by chance,” she says. “I love that randomness.”

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