Jeffrey Breault and I have been speaking recently about some of the most exciting automotive races in the world that we would love to go to. In fact after what started as a general chat about this, quickly became a bucket list of places which we are now planning to go. Jeff Breault and I have been friends for many years and it is our love of cars and racing which is what brought us together. It now looks like we are going to be embarking on quite the world tour before we die, and here are the events which we plan to attend.
The first race on the NASCAR calendar is one of the most incredible races that I have ever watched on television and it is understandable why they call this the Super Bowl of car racing. NASCAR is impressive enough but all of the drivers really want to get a Daytona win under their belt. Stock cars flying around a track at over 180 mph, all looking to get their season off to a winning start, it doesn’t get much better.
Isle of Man TT
There is no other race in the world quite like the Isle of Man TT and it is motorcycle race which is fast paced and dangerous, so much so that it has been called the most deadly race in the world. This 38 mile track throughout the countryside of the Isle of Man features all manner of twists and turns plus long straights where the riders can really open up the throttle.
Monaco Grand Prix
Both Jeff and I would love to go to see a Formula 1 race and if we are going to do it, we are going to do it properly and head to the Monaco Grand Prix. This is a circuit which is one of the world’s oldest and it is a street circuit which is one of the most difficult to navigate. Drivers have no room for error in Monaco and they must be at their precise best if they wish to finish it, let alone win.
24 Hours of Le Mans
The Le Mans 24 hours s one of the zaniest races on Earth, 24 long and grueling hours where 2 drivers per car and their mechanics try to come out victorious. The race has been going since 1923 and throughout that time it has produced shocks, upsets, some beautifully designed cars and some of the wildest mechanical fixes that you will ever see on a race car. There aren’t many races where a driver crashes, pulls over to one side, bodges the damage and then rolls on for another 10 hours or so, that is just what to expect in the Le Mans 24 hours.
There are some others that we would like to see too like the Indy500 and the Bathurst 1000 but for now we will focus on our top 4, and then start the list all over again.