A Fraternity of Lunatics: The World's Craziest Auto Races
Wednesday, January 11th 1:00pm EST
Human beings are hardwired to compete, and the invention of the automobile only intensified that urge. After all, as soon as the first car was built, it was only a short minute before someone created another to see which one was faster. Though while auto racing has become a serious sport with big prizes and reputations, not all are grim and humorless. It's time to uncover the history of some of the world's oddest races, from the fast and dangerous to the bizarre and outlandish.
Join my host, New York Adventure Club as we explore the craziest and wackiest auto rallies and races from around the world, from high-speed motorcycle races on winding public streets to competitive lawn mower racing.
Our virtual experience surrounding the world's wildest races will include:
- A brief overview of the first automobile race in history
- The Extreme Baja 1000: considered one of the most prestigious off-road races in the world, this annual Mexican motorsport race pits racers against one another over a nearly 800-mile course
- The Isle of Man TT: considered the world's most dangerous race, this century-old motocross event pits racers through the public streets of the Isle of Man at gut-wrenching (and often deadly) speeds
- The Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Trials: ground zero for the fastest vehicles on Planet Earth trying to break speed records on a 10-mile track
- A host of the more unusual and absurd races that are more casual than competitive, including the Dumball Rally (restored beat-up cars see how far they can go in one week), the Swamp Buggy Races (modified dune buggies go head-to-head through the Florida Everglades), The Rickshaw Challenge (novice racers travel thousands of miles in India behind the wheel of a tuk-tuk), and Lawn Mower Races (no explanation needed)
Stick around afterward for a Q&A's.
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!
Click here to sign up: https://www.nyadventureclub.com/event/a-fraternity-of-lunacy-the-worlds-craziest-auto-races-webinar-registration-487561508597/