As the world’s premiere auto racing league, the cars that compete in Formula One are technological marvels. But watching what goes into racing vehicles from the turn of the century gives you a greater appreciation for what our ancestors had to deal with to quench their need for speed.


If you thought having to pay attention to the rearview mirror and the traffic ahead of your car was a lot, it’s nothing compared to the chaotic and constant gear-shifting and lever-pulling required to keep old-timey antiques like these rolling forward.

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