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Auto Racing: Gathering of Eagles

AUTO RACING "Maybe," said Andy Granatelli, "somebody up there doesn't want me to win." That was the way it looked last week as Granatelli, 45, the Don Quixote...

Auto Racing: Porsche Parade

AUTO RACING Oldtime fans still talk with awe about the thundering Auto Unions that dominated the Grand Prix circuit in the late 1930s, and the howling "Silver...

Auto Racing: The Grand Old Man

Whiskers hanging down to his waist, clutching a stick for support, a bent figure hobbled onto the starting grid at Holland's Zandvoort race track last week,...

Auto Racing: Grand Prix

AUTO RACING In 1908, when George Schuster was working for the E. R. Thomas Motor Co. of Buffalo, his boss sent him on a trip to Paris. There was one catch...

Auto Racing: Bombs for the Brickyard

Ever since he drove at the Brickyard in 1948 (and crashed in the qualifying trials), Andy Granatelli, 44, has dreamed of building a car that would win the...

Auto Racing: Turbine on the Hell Circuit

AUTO RACING The "24 Hours" of Le Mans is the world's most famous auto race—and nobody is quite sure why. Perhaps it is Le Mans's history of death (more than 100...

Sport: Safety First

As the biggest sponsor of U.S. auto racing, the American Automobile Association has backed everything from the annual 500-mile Indianapolis Speedway classic to...

Auto Racing: Wee Jimmy's Wee Bomb

The machine is minuscule: 21½ in. long by 27 in. wide, and only 370 Ibs. But listen to it hum. Bolted into a fragile frame of piping and Plexiglas, it...

Auto Racing: Danger, Spectators

It seems patently unfair that a victory at the Indianapolis 500 should be worth six figures, while the top prize in last week's East African Safari was only...

Auto Racing: Deadly Antiques

By almost any test, auto racing ranks as the most dangerous and demanding of sports, the ultimate in man's ability to drive an automobile fast, controllably...

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