since there's been cars, there's been racing of some kind. The
first ones to the street corner, or the first ones to the pub
at the end of town.
as early as the 1890's, was already reaching for higher speeds.
In the USA, Ormond Beach in Florida (the Birth Place of Speed)
became the place to test your car, your engine, and your nerves
by setting land speed records. Some cars were from Europe, including
Germany's Mercedes cars. But many were home grown, built in the
USA, though by wealthy sportsmen with time and money ont heir
and the salt flats were also places to test your race machines
on the west coast, and go even faster with more power, and more
back then was a nasty, filthy, oil soaked enterprise to undertake
with a snarling, fire breathing machine that was built for one
thing. To go faster than anyone else. (and win a side wager at
the same time).
we have all forms of racing, with cars that are far from stock,
but still custom fabricated for one thing: to go fast.
you will find racing model kits of many of your favorite kinds
of racing. The 1970's era of prototypes, IMSA, CAN-AM, Mclarens.
kits are very intricate, with interior roll cages, to race prepped
chassis'. Most have very detailed engines, sure to get you in
the mood to smell the racing fuel and feel the racing thunder!
model companies, Tamiya, Hasegawa, Revell, Model Car Factory Hiro
(MFH), Airfix, Aoshima, Belkits, all contribute model kits that
make great race car projects.
cars, IMSA, Sportsman racing, SCCA, Dirt Track cars, Indy cars,
there's a wide variety of kits to build. All of them different.