In today’s society, racing has become a very popular sport. Whether going to the racing events in various destinations or tuning in on the television, many people support it. There are many different types of racing, however the more popular types are NASCAR and Formula One racing. These two racing styles share a common goal, and that is to cross the finish line in first place. Even with this common goal there are many differences between the two. The culture, rules and regulations, and the races.
The ancient sport of horse racing dates back thousands of years. The concept was created by Central Asian nomadic tribesmen who were the first to domesticate horses. Horse racing has been in organized sport around the world from the beginning of recorded history.
What is drag racing? According to amhistory.si.edu drag racing is defined as the straight dash over1/4 mile from a standing start for the shortest elapsed time(amhistory.si.edu). Drag racing is a form of racing that is unique to the United States. It grew directly out of illegal match racing on rural roads by high-school students in the postwar 1940s-early 1950s. Teens would rebuild their cars and “soup them up” to show off their mechanical skills. The most objective way to prove whos was better was the standing-start race of two cars over an identical short distance (amhistory.si.edu). The famous quarter mile distance was chosen merely because it was easy to measure on a straight stretch of road and because any farther distance would be unnecessarily dangerous. Many of the cars they raced were, “worked-over old cars that could hit nearly 100 mph in ‘the quarter’,” (amhistory.si.edu)
Ever since 1879-1885, people have been trying to make car better, faster, and safer, so a lot of companies have started making fast cars. Some cars like Camaro, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, Mustang, Challenger, lamborghini, but the two car that have beat all of those cars are Bugatti, and Hennesey. Now the two companies are racing to see which car is worthy to be the fastest car in the world. From where we started until now, car have had a big upgrade since 1885.
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an imagined community that promoted nationalism in the US. Anderson Benedict categorically presented insightful information about the imagined communities through his numerous pieces of writing. He noted that the imagined communities promoted social integration, sporting activities among the US people, economic growth and cultural practices that include a new way of life (Goldberg 1). In particular, NASCAR helped in promoting national unity and change in the cultural practices including a way of life through sports and related activities. NASCAR community presents a great impact on the American sports culture and socio-economic activities.
To begin with, in Italy in 1929 there was a car model created by the italians which was called the ¨Ferrari¨ and was created for men to race their cars back then on the track. In addition, in Germany in 1931 the ¨Porsche¨ model was created germans for the purpose of racing on the track also but was created by a man named Ferdinand Porsche which loved cars as a kid and grew up working on volkswagens which lead to his idea of the porsche. So, they were both created for racing purposes but the history of the men who made them is not similar because they lived in different countries with different cultures and ideas.
If someone asks, “What was the first American car?” Many would answer, “Ford’s Model-T.” However, Henry Ford had been manufacturing cars for over a decade before the introduction of the Model-T. The first American car was most likely the Baushke "Autymobile" built in 1894. During that time period there was a boom in start-up manufactures of the new “Horseless Carriage” machines, everybody in the coach and bicycle industry was jumping at the chance to build one. Dozens of manufactures came and went, but a few of those early start-ups still exist today.
In 1994 la petite magazine had informed everyone about the first official auto race it ,then had finally spread to the united states. Before World War 1 everyone put auto racing on a pause for a while. After World War 1 racing had resumed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Racing was a renowned sporting event bringing all kinds of drivers and fans from all over the world with a crowd of 100,000 fans. Carl Fisher is known for his hobby in auto racing and being a big time entrepreneur. He once said, “I just like to see the dirt fly”(PBS).
NASCAR wasn’t always one of America’s favorite things to watch or a multimillion-dollar sport. It was actually inspired by criminal activity during the twentieth century. How racecars became part of American life goes back to the early days of prohibition and how gangsters avoided the law. During this time temperance organizations wanted to restrict or abolish the consumption of alcoholic beverages. By the early 20th century, women’s groups throughout the country viewed the sale and consumption of liquor was disrupting family life, and destroying marriages. The “Anti-Saloon League”, established in 1893, led a wave of protests in 1906 against “saloon” culture. The league had support from
Some say that these races begun to take flight when William France Sr., a mechanic that also raced stock cars, began to create a formal sanctioning institution, regulatory rules, schedule, and a coordinated championship. He began to talk with other prominent races, and they left with the creation of NASCAR on February 21, 1948 (NASCAR). But, the beginnings of this amusing hobby, and now sport, has origins all the way back to the moonshining folk of the backwoods.
NASCAR is one of the most rapidly growing sports in the world. There are people who think that NASCAR is just a bunch of hicks going around in circles, but it takes skill to drive at two-hundred miles per hour. I am going to talk about the history of NASCAR, early drivers of NASCAR, the three NASCAR divisions, the rules, and the new technology.
The automobiles made a huge impact in United States history. The first car was the electric car and was one of the most popular cars but didn’t have a battery that lasted or could go fast. Then the steam-powered car was built and lasted into the 1920s, but the price was high and there was a risk of the engine exploding, so the car wasn’t very popular. The gas-powered cars became very popular in the 1920s and Ford sold over a million automobiles.
The development of stock auto dashing was conceived in the Southern Appalachians. Hustling back in the days was not all that well known till the late 1900s. Throughout the years hustling has been reverting a turning into a more prevalent game. For example, nascar when it was initially found in 1947 Bill France Sr. composed a meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, to talk about the issues confronting stock auto hustling. Among the issues confronting the game were tracks that couldn't deal with the group or the autos and differing principles from area to area. Others concurred that these were issues that could be illuminated, and from that meeting, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was conceived.
The invention of the automobile dates all the way back to the mid 18th century with the development of the first steam powered automobile by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. As time went on in history other types of automobiles were developed to enhance the transportation system in the United States. The cost to develop all these different types of automobiles over the years was very expensive, which caused the cost to purchase any type of automobile to be too expensive as well. At first it was a luxury type item, that only the rich and powerful could own because many could not afford to purchase any types of automobiles developed at the time. It was not until the early 20th century, when Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company changed the way of transportation
People wondered about this racing many years ago. The cars were very different from today’s formula ones. The question of safety and also the atmosphere of racing was different. It was a risk to drive so fast and a lot of tragic accidents happened. Also the rules have been changed since the first race was held. The rules are very strict today for safety. According