Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Motorsport Topic: The Godfather of Formula 1: The Gordon Bennett Story (XCAR)

XCAR bring us another great short film on the origins of what's now called Formula 1 and one Gordon Bennett. Specifically the circuit that Gordon was responsible for, in Ireland, and the organized racing that took place in the very early 1900s. Think about this; ~60mph, open cockpit, no seatbelt (you were better off without one) hail pelting you from the skies, terrible brakes and skinny white tires. Motorsport was hairy from the very start.

Video courtesy of XCAR.

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