Seeing two racing greats at the same time is enough to change your life
At Watkins Glen International in the cold, damp September air, there is always a particular event that makes my year. This said event is known as the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, and it is celebrated in order to pay homage to Watkins Glen's racing history. This is all fine and dandy, but that isn't why we are here. So then, why exactly are we here?
It was at this event that I was able to see two all-time greats in motorsport history. Now, even though I saw plenty more than that, these really were the highlights of my weekend. They must have made my year because here we are, almost 4 months later, and I'm still talking about it. So even though I am still not really getting to the point, let me give you a hint at what I was able to see, and what appeared to by my favorite moment of the year. One word: Daytona.
Credit - DaytonaInternationalSpeedway
Many races are held at this very famous and very prestigious track. On one hand, you will see many drunk American's celebrating, or fighting, about who won that years' NASCAR race. On the other hand, you will find some very tired men sleeping in the pits, waiting for their stint in the 24 Hour race held there every January. Either way, it is this mixture of style that makes this track great. And in order to celebrate that, it's time to bring out the cars.
Dodge came out with a NASCAR that won the Daytona 500. So, naturally, to celebrate this, they called this car the Dodge Charger Daytona. Similarly, around the same time, Ferrari finished a staggering 1,2,3 in their new car for the Rolex 24 Hour race. So, again, they called this car the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, also known as the Ferrari Daytona.
So enough with the history, and let's get to it.
As you may now have figured out, I was able to see both of these all-time greats race around WGI at roughly the same time. And just being able to look at one of these cars, let alone touch one, is enough to change your life forever.
Pardon the kid. And the angry woman.
Because I have been hiding my joy for so long, not only have I forgotten what else to say, but also how high that wing actually is! It's like it has taken 3 doses of Viagra! It's savage! And the Ferrari is just so sleek, Italian, and red, that you genuinely can't help but stare, and drool, and wet your pants. Not that I know this from experience or anything...
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Anyway, this is just a little story I thought should share. I hope you have been able to experience a similar feeling, and possibly with even cooler cars. However, you can't get much cooler than this. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's!
Have you had a certain car experience that has changed your life forever? Comment Below!