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Sports car racing

Index Sports car racing

Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with sports cars that have two seats and enclosed wheels. [1]

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AC Cobra

The AC Cobra, sold as the Shelby Cobra in the United States, is an Anglo-American sports car with a Ford V8 engine, produced intermittently in both the UK and the US since 1962.

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Acura

Acura is the luxury vehicle marque of Japanese automaker Honda.

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Acura TSX

The Acura TSX is a medium-sized entry-level luxury car that was manufactured by Acura.

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ADAC GT Masters

The ADAC GT Masters is a grand tourer-based auto racing series founded by the international Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) and supported by the German ADAC automotive club.

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Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. is a car manufacturer, founded by Frenchman Alexandre Darracq as A.L.F.A. (" Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili", "Lombard Automobile Factory Company") on 24 June 1910, in Milan.

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Alfa Romeo Tipo A

Alfa Romeo Tipo A Monoposto was the first monoposto (single-seater) racing car, designed by Alfa Romeo.

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All-Japan Sports Prototype Championship

The, abbreviated as JSPC, formed by the, was a domestic championship which took place in Japan for Group C and IMSA GTP prototype cars and also featured cars that were eligible for touring car racing in its earlier years.

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Allard

Allard Motor Company Limited was a London-based low-volume car manufacturer founded in 1945 by Sydney AllardThe Times, 13 April 1966, Obituary.

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American Le Mans Series

The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada.

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Anthony Pritchard

Anthony Langley (Tony) Pritchard (31 July 1940 – 30 June 2012) was a teacher and university administrator.

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Asian Le Mans Series

The Asian Le Mans Series is an Asian sports car racing endurance series created by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and based in Asia.

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Aston Martin

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Steered from 1947 by David Brown, it became associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982. It has over 150 car dealerships in over 50 countries on six continents making them a global automobile brand. Their headquarters and the main production site are in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England, alongside one of Jaguar Land Rover's development centres on the site of a former RAF V Bomber airbase. One of Aston Martin's recent cars was named after the 1950s Vulcan Bomber. Aston Martin has exploited its branding for projects including speed boats, submarines, bicycles, monster trucks, clothing and real estate development..

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Aston Martin DB9

The Aston Martin DB9 is a British grand tourer first shown by Aston Martin at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Racing is a British auto racing team established in 2004 as a partnership between automobile manufacturer Aston Martin and engineering group Prodrive.

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Audi

Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles.

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Australian GT Championship

The Australian GT Championship is a CAMS-sanctioned national title for drivers of GT cars, held annually from 1960 to 1963, from 1982 to 1985 and from 2005.

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Australian Nations Cup Championship

The Australian Nations Cup Championship was a motor racing title sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) from 2000 to 2004.

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Australian Sports Car Championship

The Australian Sports Car Championship was the CAMS sanctioned national title for Sports Car drivers in the years from 1969 to 1988.

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Auto racing

Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.

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Auto Union

Auto Union AG, Chemnitz, was an amalgamation of four German automobile manufacturers, founded in 1932 and established in 1936 in Chemnitz, Saxony, during the Great Depression.

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Automobile Club de l'Ouest

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (English: Automobile Club of the West), sometimes abbreviated to ACO, is the largest automotive group in France.

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Belcar

The Belgian Racing Car Championship (formerly Belcar Endurance Championship or Belgian GT Championship) was the national sports car racing championship of Belgium.

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Bentley

Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs—and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG since 1998.

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Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, formerly the Blancpain Endurance Series from 2011 to 2015, is a sports car racing series developed by the SRO Group and the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium (RACB) with approval from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup

The Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, formerly the FIA GT Series in 2013 and the Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014 and 2015, is a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) with the approval of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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BMW

BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

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BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975.

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BPR Global GT Series

The BPR Global GT Series (sometimes referred to as the BPR Global GT Endurance Series or simply abbreviated as BPR.) was a grand tourer-based sports car racing series which ran from 1994 to 1996 before becoming the FIA GT Championship in 1997.

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Briggs Cunningham

Briggs Swift Cunningham II (January 19, 1907 – July 2, 2003) was an American entrepreneur and sportsman, who raced automobiles and yachts.

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Britcar

Britcar is an endurance sports car racing and touring car racing series in the United Kingdom.

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British GT Championship

The British GT Championship (previously known as the BRDC GT Championship and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship) is a sports car racing series based in the United Kingdom, although selected races do take place outside the country.

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Bugatti Type 35

The Type 35 was the most successful of the Bugatti racing models.

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Can-Am

The Canadian-American Challenge Cup, or Can-Am, was an SCCA/CASC sports car racing series from 1966 to 1987.

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Carrera Panamericana

The Carrera Panamericana was a border-to-border sedan and sports car racing event on open roads in Mexico similar to the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio in Italy.

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Casner Motor Racing Division

Casner Motor Racing Division – also known as America Camoradi (casner motor racing division), Camoradi USA or Camoradi International – was an American racing team of the 1960s known for racing Maserati Birdcage sports cars, and a Porsche and Cooper in Formula One.

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Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet.

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Clubmans

Clubmans are prototype front-engined sports racing cars that originated in Britain in 1965 as a low-cost formula for open-top, front-engined roadgoing sports cars like the Lotus 7, which had been crowded out of the mainstream by rear-engined cars such as the Lotus 23.

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Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is a grand touring and touring car racing series run by the International Motor Sports Association.

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Cooper Car Company

The Cooper Car Company is a car manufacturer founded in December 1947 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper.

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D Sports Racing

D Sports Racing is a Sports Car Club of America class for purpose-built, 'LeMans-style', closed wheel roadracing cars.

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Daimler AG

Daimler AG is a German multinational automotive corporation.

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Dallara

Dallara Automobili is an Italian chassis manufacturer for various motor racing series, being most notable for its near-monopoly in Formula Three since 1993.

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Daytona Prototype

A Daytona Prototype is a type of sports prototype racing car developed specifically for the Grand American Road Racing Association's Rolex Sports Car Series as their top class of car, which replaced their main prototype racing class, specifically Le Mans Prototypes (LMPs).

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Delahaye

Delahaye automobile was an automotive manufacturing company founded by Émile Delahaye in 1894, in Tours, France, his home town.

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Denis Jenkinson

Denis Sargent Jenkinson (11 December 1920 – 29 November 1996), "Jenks" or "DSJ" as he was known in the pages of Motor Sport, was a journalist deeply involved in motorsports.

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Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft

Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (translated as German Racing Championship) or simply DRM as it was known, was a touring car and Sportscar racing series.

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Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft

The Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (German Touring Car Championship, or DTM) was a touring car racing series held from 1984 to 1996.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).

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Endurance racing (motorsport)

Endurance racing is a form of motorsport racing which is meant to test the durability of equipment and endurance of participants.

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European Le Mans Series

The European Le Mans Series (ELMS) is a European sports car racing endurance series inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and run by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO).

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Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA, English: International Automobile Federation) is an association established as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR, English: 'International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs') on 20 June 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users.

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Ferrari

Ferrari N.V. is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello.

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Ferrari 333 SP

The Ferrari 333 SP is a sports prototype car that was built by Dallara and later Michelotto to compete in the World Sports Car championship for Ferrari.

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Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively.

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FFSA GT Championship

The FFSA GT Championship (Championnat de France FFSA GT) is a French Grand Touring-style sports car racing series that began in 1997.

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FIA GT Championship

The FIA GT Championship was a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) at the behest of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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FIA GT1 World Championship

The FIA GT1 World Championship was a world championship sports car racing series developed by the SRO Group and regulated by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), held from 2010 to 2012.

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FIA GT3 European Championship

The FIA GT3 European Championship was a sports car racing series organized by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) and regulated by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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FIA Sportscar Championship

The FIA Sportscar Championship was a sports car racing series created by John Mangoletsi and was eventually taken control of by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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FIA World Endurance Championship

The FIA World Endurance Championship is an auto racing world championship organized by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) and sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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Fiat Automobiles

Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. (originally FIAT, lit) is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy, a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A., which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (previously Fiat S.p.A.). Fiat Automobiles was formed in January 2007 when Fiat reorganized its automobile business, and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.

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Ford GT40

The Ford GT40 is a high-performance endurance racing car with the Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III model cars being based upon the British Lola Mk6, and were designed and built in England, while the GT40 Mk IV model was designed and built entirely within the United States.

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Formula 3000

Formula 3000 was a type of open wheel, single seater formula racing, occupying the tier immediately below Formula One and above Formula Three.

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Formula Libre

Formula Libre (also known as "Formule Libre") is a form of automobile racing allowing a wide variety of types, ages and makes of purpose-built racing cars to compete "head to head".

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Formula Two

Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, is a type of open wheel formula racing first codified in 1948.

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Fuji Grand Champion Series

The ran from 1971 to 1989.

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Fuji Speedway

is a motorsport race track standing in the foothills of Mount Fuji, in Oyama, Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England in late June or early July; the event is scheduled to avoid clashing with the Formula One season, enabling fans to see F1 machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor racing history climb the hill.

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Grand Prix motor racing

Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894.

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Grand tourer

A grand tourer (gran turismo) (GT) is a performance and luxury automobile capable of high speed and long-distance driving.

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Grand-Am Road Racing

Grand-Am Road Racing or Grand-Am was an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize road racing competitions in North America.

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Group 4 (racing)

The Group 4 racing class referred to regulations for cars in sportscar racing, GT racing and rallying, as regulated by the FIA.

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Group 5 (racing)

Group 5 was an FIA motor racing classification which was applied to four distinct categories during the years 1966 to 1982.

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Group 6 (racing)

Group 6 was the official designation applied by the FIA to two motor racing classifications, the Prototype-Sports Car category from 1966 to 1971 and the Two-Seater Racing Cars class from 1976 to 1982.

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Group A Sports Cars

Group A Sports Cars is an Australian motor racing category that CAMS formulated for sports car racing in Australia.

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Group C

Group C was a category of motorsport, introduced by the FIA in 1982 for sports car racing, along with Group A for touring cars and Group B for GTs.

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Group D Production Sports Cars

Group D Production Sports Cars was a CAMS motor racing category current in Australia from 1972 to 1981.

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GT Asia Series

The GT Asia Series is a sports car racing series based in Asia.

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GT4 European Series

The GT4 European Series, formerly known as both GT4 European Cup is a sports car championship created by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) and organised by GT-Future GmbH.

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Henri Pescarolo

Henri Jacques William Pescarolo (born 25 September 1942) is a former racing driver from France.

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Homologation

Homologation (Greek homologeo, ὁμολογέω, "to agree") is the granting of approval by an official authority.

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Honda

is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.

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Ian Briggs

Ian Briggs (born 31 October 1958) is a British television writer, author and manager, whose work includes scripts for the BBC drama series Doctor Who and Casualty.

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IMSA GT Championship

IMSA GT was a sports car racing series organized by International Motor Sports Association.

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IMSA Prototype Challenge

IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda (formerly IMSA Lites) is a racing series featuring two classes of single-seat prototype cars racing simultaneously.

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Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (shortened ILMC) was an endurance sports car racing tournament organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) started in 2010.

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International GT Open

The International GT Open is a grand tourer-style sports car racing series founded in 2006 by the Spanish GT Sport Organización.

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International Motor Sports Association

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) is a North American various auto racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America.

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International Race of Champions

International Race of Champions (IROC) was a North American auto racing competition, created by Les Richter, Roger Penske and Mike Phelps, promoted as an equivalent of an American All-Star Game or The Masters.

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Interserie

Interserie is the name of a European-based motorsport series started in 1970 that allows for a wide variety of racing cars from various eras and series to compete with less limited rules than in other series.

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Jaguar Cars

Jaguar is the luxury vehicle brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, England and owned by the Indian company Tata Motors since 2008.

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Japan Le Mans Challenge

The Japan Le Mans Challenge (abbreviated JLMC) was an endurance sportscar series based in Japan built around the 24 Hours of Le Mans that began in 2006.

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János Wimpffen

János L. Wimpffen (born 1950s, Graz, Austria) is an American motorsport historian and writer of Austro-Hungarian origin who specialises in sportscar racing; he is best known for his 1999 debut book Time and Two Seats, which won multiple awards.

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John Whitmore Horsman

John Whitmore "Jack" Horsman (September 24, 1888 – June 10, 1976) was a farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan.

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John Wyer

John Wyer (11 December 1909 in Kidderminster, England – 8 April 1989 in Scottsdale, Arizona, US) was an English automobile racing engineer and team manager.

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Judd (engine)

Judd is a name brand of engines produced by Engine Developments Ltd., a company founded in 1971 by John Judd and Jack Brabham in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.

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Karl Ludvigsen

Karl Ludvigsen (born 24 April 1934, Kalamazoo, Michigan).

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Ken Miles

Kenneth Henry Miles (1 November 1918 – 17 August 1966) was a British born, naturalised American sports car racing engineer and driver best known for his motorsport career in the USA, and with American teams on the international scene.

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Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant'Agata Bolognese and tractors Lamborghini Trattori in Pieve di Cento, Italy.

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Lancia

Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia as Lancia & C..

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Le Mans (film)

Le Mans is a 1971 film depicting a fictional 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin.

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Le Mans Prototype

A Le Mans Prototype (LMP) is the type of sports prototype race car used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.

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Lola Cars

Lola Cars International Ltd. was a racing car engineering company founded in 1958 by Eric Broadley and based in Huntingdon, England.

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Lotus 19

The Lotus 19 or Monte Carlo is a mid-engine sports-racing car designed by Colin Chapman of Lotus and built from 1960 until 1962.

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Lotus Cars

Lotus Cars is a British automotive company that manufactures sports cars and racing cars in its headquarters in Hethel, United Kingdom.

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Lotus Seven

The Lotus Seven is a small, simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car produced by the British manufacturer Lotus Cars (initially called Lotus Engineering) between 1957 and 1972.

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Mario Andretti

Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport.

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Maserati

Maserati is an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer established on 1 December 1914, in Bologna.

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Matra

Mécanique Aviation Traction or Matra (Mécanique Aviation Traction) was a French company covering a wide range of activities mainly related to automobiles, bicycles, aeronautics and weaponry.

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Max Papis

Massimiliano "Max" Papis (born October 3, 1969) is an Italian professional motorsport driver who has competed in several top-level motorsports events such as Le Mans 24 Hours, Formula One and Champ Car.

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Mazda

, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

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McLaren F1 GTR

The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 sports car first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship.

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Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is a global automobile marque and a division of the German company Daimler AG.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR (W297) is a sports car and race car that was built by Mercedes-AMG, performance and motorsports arm of Mercedes-Benz.

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MG Cars

MG, the initials of Morris Garages, is a British automotive marque registered by the now defunct MG Car Company Limited,The M.G. Car Company Limited, incorporated 21 July 1930.

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Mike Fuller

Michael Darwin Fuller (born April 7, 1953) is a former American football safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League after playing college football at Auburn University.

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Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947).

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Morgan Motor Company

The Morgan Motor Company is a family-owned British motor car manufacturer that was founded in 1910 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan.

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Muscle car

Muscle car is an American term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles.

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National Sports Sedan Series

The National Series for Sports Sedans, formerly the Australian Sports Sedan Championship, is a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of cars complying with Australian Sports Sedan regulations.

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Naturally aspirated engine

A naturally aspirated engine is an internal combustion engine in which oxygen intake depends solely on atmospheric pressure and does not rely on forced induction through a turbocharger or a supercharger.

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Nissan

, usually shortened to Nissan (or; Japanese), is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama.

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Nissan R390 GT1

The Nissan R390 GT1 was a mid-engined racing car built in Atsugi, Japan.

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Norbert Singer

Norbert Singer (born 16 November, 1939, Eger, Sudetenland (now Cheb, Czech Republic)) is a German automotive engineer.

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Open-wheel car

An open-wheel car (formula car, or often single-seater car in British English) is a car with the wheels outside the car's main body, and usually having only one seat.

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Panhard

Panhard is a French manufacturer of light tactical and military vehicles.

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Peter Sauber

Peter Sauber (born 13 October 1943) is a retired Swiss motorsport executive.

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Peugeot

Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA.

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Pirelli World Challenge

The Pirelli World Challenge is a North American auto racing series launched in 1990 by the Sports Car Club of America.

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Porsche

Dr.-Ing.

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Porsche 908

The Porsche 908 was a racing car from Porsche, introduced in 1968 to continue the Porsche 906/Porsche 910/Porsche 907 series of models designed under Ferdinand Piech.

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Porsche 910

The Porsche 910 or Carrera 10 was a race car from Porsche, based on the Porsche 906.

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Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine Eleven or in Neunelfer) is a two-door, 2+2 high performance rear-engined classic German sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany.

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Porsche 911 GT1

The Porsche 911 GT1 is a car designed for competition in the GT1 class of sportscar racing, which also required a street legal version for homologation purposes.

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Porsche 911 GT3

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high performance version of the Porsche 911 sports car primarily intended for racing.

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Porsche 917

The Porsche 917 is a sports prototype race car developed by German manufacturer Porsche.

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Porsche 936

The Porsche 936 was a Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Car introduced in 1976 by Porsche as a delayed successor to the 917, a five litre Group 5 Sports Car, and the 908, a three litre Group 6 Prototype-Sports Car, both of which were retired by the factory after 1971.

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Porsche 962

The Porsche 962 (also known as the 962C in its Group C form) is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had.

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Porsche RS Spyder

The RS Spyder (Type 9R6) is a racing car designed by Porsche in conjunction with Penske to compete in Le Mans Prototype Class 2 (LMP2) racing.

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Porsche Supercup

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (known as Porsche Michelin Supercup prior to 2007) is the international motor racing series supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship organized by Porsche AG.

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Procar Australia

Procar Australia was a motorsport category management company which operated in Australia from 1994 to 2004.

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Prototypes: The History of the IMSA GTP Series

Prototypes: The History of the IMSA GTP Series (original working title: Prototypes: Men and Machines on the Edge) is an award winning non-fiction book, published in 2000 and written by motorsport journalists J.A. Martin and Ken Wells.

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Radical Sportscars

Radical Sportscars is a British manufacturer and constructor of racing cars.

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Reinhold Joest

Reinhold Joest (also spelt Reinhold Jöst, born 24 April 1937) is a former German race car driver and current team owner.

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Renault

Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899.

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Richard Hough

Richard Alexander Hough (pronounced how; 15 May 1922 – 7 October 1999) was a British author and historian specializing in maritime history.

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Riley Technologies

Riley Technologies LLC is an American auto racing constructor and team which specializes in the design and manufacture of complete race cars, as well as prototype development for racing and manufacturing applications.

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Road racing

In North America, road racing is motor racing held on a paved closed circuit with both left and right turns.

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Rolex Sports Car Series

The Rolex Sports Car Series was the premier series run by the Grand American Road Racing Association.

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Saleen

Saleen Automotive, commonly known as Saleen, is an American manufacturer of specialty high-performance sports cars and high-performance automotive parts.

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Scott Speed

Scott Andrew Speed (born January 24, 1983) is an American race car driver, who currently races in Global Rallycross for the Andretti Autosport team.

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Silhouette racing car

A silhouette racing car is a race car which, although bearing a superficial resemblance to a production model, differs mechanically in fundamental ways.

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Speed (TV network)

Speed is a defunct sports-oriented cable and satellite television network that was owned by the Fox Sports Media Group division of 21st Century Fox.

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Sports car

A sports car, or sportscar, is a small, usually two-seater, two-door automobile designed for spirited performance and nimble handling.

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Sports Car Club of America

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is an American automobile club and sanctioning body supporting road racing, rallying, and autocross in the United States.

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Sports prototype

A sports prototype, sometimes referred to as simply a prototype, is a type of race car that is used in the highest level categories of sports car racing.

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Sports Racer Series

The Sports Racer Series is an Australian motor racing series for competitors racing naturally aspirated small-engined (under 1.6 litres of engine capacity) prototype sports cars.

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Steve McQueen

Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor.

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Super GT

Super GT (stylized as SUPER GT) is a grand touring car racing series that began in 1993.

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Supercar

A supercar is a luxury, high-performance sports car or grand tourer.

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Supercar Challenge (series)

The Supercar Challenge is a motor racing series centered on the Benelux.

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Supercup

The Supercup was a West German auto racing series created by the ADAC in 1986 as a replacement for the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM).

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Targa Florio

The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains of Sicily near the island's capital of Palermo.

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Team Lotus

Team Lotus was the motorsport sister company of English sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars.

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Team orders

In motor racing, team orders is a motorsport term for the practice of teams issuing instructions to drivers to deviate from the normal practice of racing against each other as they would against other teams' drivers.

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Thundersports

Thundersports was a variety of sports car racing introduced by John Webb of Brands Hatch fame.

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Tom Walkinshaw

Tom Walkinshaw (14 August 1946 – 12 December 2010) was a British racing car driver and the founder of the racing team Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR).

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Tour de France Automobile

Tour de France Automobile was a sports car race held on roads around France regularly –mostly annually– between 1899 and 1986.

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Touring car racing

Touring car racing is an auto racing competition with heavily modified road-going cars.

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Toyota

, usually shortened to Toyota, is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

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Toyota GT-One

The Toyota GT-One (model code TS020) is a racing car initially developed for grand touring GT1 rules, but later adapted into a Le Mans prototype LMGTP car.

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Trans-Am Series

The 'Trans-Am Series' is an automobile racing series held in North America.

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Trifecta

A trifecta is a parimutuel bet placed on a horse race in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third, in the exact order.

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Turbocharger

A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.

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United States Road Racing Championship

The United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) was created by the Sports Car Club of America in 1962.

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Vic Elford

Victor Henry Elford (born 10 June 1935, in London) is a former sportscar racing, rallying and Formula One driver from England.

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Voiturette

A voiturette is a miniature automobile.

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WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada and organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

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World Sportscar Championship

The World Sportscar Championship was the world series run for sports car racing by the FIA from 1953 to 1992.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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12 Hours of Sebring

The 12 Hours of Sebring is an annual motorsport endurance race for sports cars held at Sebring International Raceway, on the site of the former Hendricks Army Airfield World War II air base in Sebring, Florida.

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1955 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 Heures du Mans was the 23rd 24 Hours of Le Mans, and took place on 11 and 12 June 1955 on Circuit de la Sarthe.

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1957 Mille Miglia

The 24.

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1973 oil crisis

The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaimed an oil embargo.

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24 Hours of Daytona

The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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24 Hours of Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since near the town of Le Mans, France.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_car_racing

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