were in our favorite bar last week, watching NASCAR and chatting about how many races we would love to see around the world. Ambition mixed with liquor can only add to one thing and so before we knew it, we were writing out a bucket list of some of the most desirable races in the world that we would like to attend. Given that we love all things automotive, not just cars, the list incorporated a couple of different type of events, and here is what we have so far.
I can’t believe that neither of us have been to a monster truck derby, especially given that there is one quite close to where we live. This will be the first event on our bucket list, watching oversized vehicle smashing the hell out of everything in sight, fumes pumping out into the crowd and a general night of mayhem.
Isle of Man TT
In the world of motorcycle racing there is no race that can match the Isle of Man TT. This race has been around since 1907 and it is a challenging 28 mile race which sees riders reach speeds of up to 100mph as they fly through the Isle of Man countryside.
Pikes Peak Hill Climb
The hardest race in the world is a title which is granted to this race up the side of a mountain. The race is also referred to as the Race to the Clouds and it involves drivers taking on a 12 mile course which features over 150 corners, all whilst avoiding the sheer drop off the edge of the cliff to a place which has been affectionately named ‘The Devil’s Playground’ .
Le Mans 24 Hours
We haven’t quite worked out the logistics of how we will manage to watch a 24 hour race but that is something that we will certainly do in the lead up to seeing the world’s most iconic endurance race in action. The race circuit is 8.5 miles long and it is the ultimate test of both drivers, and their teams, to see who will be victorious at the checkered flag.
The most iconic stock car race in the world is the Daytona 500, the opening round of the NASCAR season and a race which almost stands apart from the calendar. This is a race with so much history , not to mention the fact that this is where the late great Dale Earnhardt sadly lost his life in 2001.
Monaco Grand Prix
Formula 1 is seen as the pinnacle of the sport and it is a very luxurious and elite sport which the world loves. The most luxurious and elite of all the races on the calendar is of course the Monaco Grand Prix, a street circuit which tests the skill of the drivers to their very limits. There is no space, little room for speed and even less room for overtaking, the ultimate challenge.
Which race would you like to see in your lifetime? Comment or contact us to tell us your opinion!