24 Hours of Le Mans

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  • The Racing Twenties Essays

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    The 1920s saw a heightened interest in auto racing and the introduction of several racing events. Currently, the highest achievement for any race-car driver is the Triple Crown, which is a term applied to winning the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Monaco Grand Prix. The Indy 500 was already active when 1920 rolled around, and the latter two held their first races in the same decade. Known as the International 500-Mile Sweepstakes in 1920, the Indy 500 had already

  • Check Out Which Cars Brought Home The Big Bucks At The 2016 Mecum Monterey Auction !

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    this fine auto topped the sales list at a staggering $4.7 million. 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. I Amid a sea of modern, exotic supercars, the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk. I immediately stands out from the crowd. Devised as an endurance racer for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT40 was built at the Ford Advanced Vehicles factory in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England, at the urging of Henry Ford II. The GT40 Mk. I features the same 289 cubic-inch V-8 engine that powered many of the era 's Mustangs, while its

  • Volkswagen Group 's Star Premium Execution Players

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    Porsche and Bentley, two of the Volkswagen Group 's star premium execution players and now situated to share propelled innovations, are setting out toward unadulterated electric creation models, each focusing on 500-km (310-mi) range, tremendous increasing speed ability, and 15-20 min 800-V battery charging times. In a noteworthy proclamation, Porsche Chairman Dr. Oliver Blume has affirmed that its Mission E idea seen at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show will be underway by around 2020, and Bentley

  • Research Paper On Avignon

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    temperature of 24°C and the coldest is January at 6°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in July. The wettest month is September with an average of 65.8mm of rain. Geography: Avignon is situated on the left bank of the Rhône river, a few kilometres above its confluence with the Durance, about 580 km south-east of Paris, 229 km south of Lyon and 85 km north-northwest of Marseille. On the west it shares a border with the department of Gard and the communes of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and Les Angles

  • Four Seasons Goes to Paris

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    2003 ROGER HALLOWELL DAVID BOWEN CARIN-ISABEL KNOOP Four Seasons Goes to Paris: “53 Properties, 24 Countries, 1 Philosophy” Europe is different from North America, and Paris is very different. I did not say difficult. I said different. — A senior Four Seasons manager In 2002, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was arguably the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, managing 53 properties in 24 countries and delivering what observers called “consistently exceptional service.” For Four Seasons

  • Karl John Rindt Research Paper

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    Karl Jochen Rindt ([kaʁl ˈjɔχn̩ ʀɪnt]; 18 April 1942 – 5 September 1970) was a German-born racing driver who represented Austria during his career. In 1970, he was killed during practice for the Italian Grand Prix and became the only driver to be posthumously awarded the Formula One World Drivers' Championship. Rindt started motor racing in 1961. Switching to single-seaters in 1963, he was successful in both Formula Junior and Formula Two. In 1964, Rindt made his debut in Formula One at the Austrian

  • Carol Shelby's Life

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    more, so Shelby made the decision to install a 7.0 liter stock engine in the revised GT40s. Enter the Mark II GT40 performance era. In two seasons, the new GT40 became a strong contender on the track. In fact, this improved Mark II won the 24 Hours of the Le Mans 4 years straight, from 1965 to 1968. The ever-dissatisfied Ford was appeased; he had a gold, silver, and bronze medal to hang on his wall. This car has frequently been called the finest vehicle ever produced by Ford. <http://www.cobragt40

  • The Birth Of Muscle Vehicles

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    If you love muscle cars, you've surely seen the iconic scene in Bullitt when Steve McQueen in a 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 CID Fastback chases two hitmen riding a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Magnum. The chase incorporated how the muscle car experience is--fast, wild, and dirty. This is why men in Utah adore the high performance and stylish vehicle to this day. Some even have their own collection and get their pieces from vintage car dealers like Ardell Brown. But, where did it all begin? The Birth

  • Informative Essay On Luxury Cars

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    not be the highest priced however it definitely loads a punch. It is the Pagani Zonda Clinque Roadster which is valued at $ 1,850,000. An exceptionally glamorous sporty car which includes an incredibly special design. It may range from 0-62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and has a leading rate of 217 mph. An exceptional car or truck for the huge plentiful, well if you are not rather

  • Bobby Eberle Research Paper

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    Bobby Eberle seems to bristle when you use the term gentleman driver. It isn’t so much that he is not a gentleman, and he is definitely a driver. “That term goes right up my spine, because that is not what I consider myself,” Bobby says. He just wants to be a race car driver. This year, the 48 year old driver has four top 10 finishes in 6 starts for JDC Motorsports in the Pro Mazda Championship. An engineer and a former nationally-ranked tennis player, his competitiveness combined well with some

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