Jeffrey Breault – Dream Car Races To Attend
Jeffrey Breault and I have set ourselves a mission to attend as many of the world’s finest car races possible. We are both petrol heads and we both have a history of racing cars, albeit at a far lower level than anything we plan to go and see. This all started off, as many of the best stories do, in a bar when we were discussing the fact that neither of us have a bucket list. And so we decided to write one, and quickly realized that our bucket list was basically to attend some of the world’s most incredible and iconic races, as well as some automotive events which we have never been to, and here is our list so far.
Its really amazing that given our love of vehicles and racing that neither of us have ever been to a monster truck derby, but it is absolutely true. And so our first mission is to find a monster truck race and event where we can watch some behemoths smash up cars, and themselves as they seek to get the best time on the circuit, I can almost smell the fumes now.
There are few races in the world which can hold a candle to the Indy 500, a brutal race which incorporates speed, guile and endurance. The race is held each year in Indianapolis and some of the greats have won this race over the years. I am bitterly sad that I couldn’t go in 2011 despite having a ticket, and missed the incredible, and now sadly departed, Dan Wheldon lift the trophy. Unfortunately family commitments left me from that race but I will get to one in the next year or so to watch those 33 crazy drivers take on the 500 mile race.
Monaco Grand Prix
To be completely honest I’d be more than happy to go to any Formula 1 race but given that this is a bucket list we might as well pick the race with the most prestige in the entire calendar. This is a race which is just about to complete its 90th year and throughout those years it has gained notoriety for being one of the toughest tracks to drive. The street circuit is filled with tight bends and narrow lanes, making overtaking either suicidal, impossible or highly improbable, almost like threading a needle.
Le Mans 24 Hours
The number one race anywhere in the world is the Le Mans 24 hour race, a zany race which sees drivers take on an 8.5 mile track for an entire day. This is the race that tests the whole team, from the driving team to the mechanics, and everyone behind the scenes. This is an iconic race which has so many legends and stories that it is almost unreal. Cars aren’t supposed to drive for 24 hours straight, and that is why this race has seen such incredible cars designed for it, and why the drivers who complete it deserve utmost respect.
If you compiled a bucket list like this, which races would be won your list?