The one thing every race fan loves about their sport, the cars. Everyone has a favorite, and everyone’s is 99% of the time different. The beauty of our sport is that they can all look different (unless you’re in Nascar, it’s typically frowned upon there). Whether it be car shape, style or even the paint scheme, each car has it’s unique ways of standing out.
(Welcome to Question of the Week, where we ask the Motorsports fan questions in search for the best answers. You may comment below with an image of your favorite, and next week we will post what we think are the ten best answers)
In open wheel competition, there are many radical designs, and this one is one of the best in my opinion. Ken Hamilton’s Eagle Aircraft “Cropduster” of 1982. I honestly haven’t done enough research to know how it did, but that’s the great thing about great looking cars, you’re still remembered if you don’t win.
If you go even further, you can get even more whacked designs, like this Nissan Deltawing. The purpose of the car was to eliminate tire wear and fuel consumption in half, compared to a normal Le Mans style car, and did so with a crazy aerodynamic look. While some thing it is ugly, I think it is a great work of art, which is why we have discussions like this.
However, when you think of a great car, to me you need to look no further than a Nascar Modified. Richie Evan’s cars always took the cake.
What are your favorites? Are my favorites ridiculous? Be sure to upload an image of your favorite race car as well so we can see!