A Charger Yankee in King Sarthe’s court


Good ol’ boy, fish-out-of-water American pride scenarios don’t get any better than this. In 1976, the hallowed grounds of the world’s greatest endurance race, along with its tremendous history and spirit of competition, its pinnacle of racing technology, and its bonds of human strength, were sullied by a NASCAR Dodge Charger sponsored by a beer company. It did so thundering down the Mulsanne Straight at 215 miles per hour. Can we get a hell, yeah? Hell, yeah.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/10/03/charger-yankee