Gordon Bennett! Part 2

Gordon Bennett! Part 2

Supposedly one of these auto races actually gave birth to the now widely known ‘British racing green’ colour. It was decided, after a suggestion made by Count Elliot Zborowski, that each country competing in the Gordon Bennett Cup auto race would adopt a specific colour. Great Britain made its first entry into the competition in 1902 and the colours usually associated with the British flag (Red, White and Blue) had […]

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The Vanderbilt Cup

The Vanderbilt Cup

In 1904 William Kissam Vanderbilt II introduced the world to the Vanderbilt Cup. It was an international racing event with an eye to motivate American car manufacturers into taking part in race culture. A large cash price was offered to the winners of the race and it drew in competitors from both America and Europe, some being previous competitors of Europe’s own Gordon Bennett Cup. The first race was held […]

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The Beginning of the Isle of Man TT

The Beginning of the Isle of Man TT

The International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, better known as the Isle of Man TT, is a motorcycle race that has taken place on the island for over one hundred years. It’s often labelled one of the most dangerous races in the world and attracts thrill seekers from all over to spectate and take part. The event usually consists of one week of practise and another of races with a […]

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