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When Oldsmobile built a Veyron


#1

Fort Stockton, Texas — A.J. Foyt is coming in hot. Really hot. On the straights, the silver, short-tailed streamliner he’s driving is hitting speeds of close to 290 mph, heading into the banked oval at eye-blurring speed. Foyt is actually sliding the car as it reaches the banking, letting it wash up the slope a little until the tires grip. It is 1987, and the biggest Texas-born badass to win the Indy 500 is about to lay down a record that has yet to be broken.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/05/15/1000-horsepower-oldsmobile-aerotech

#2

“A decade and a half later Oldsmobile was gone”. Not unlike Sears going down when they could have been Amazon.