Legendary Race Cars That Made History

Race cars are thrilling, stunning, and legends! Here are a couple of our favourite jaw dropping race cars that made the Carlassic wall of fame!

We featured it yesterday and today the Hudson Hornet comes up again this time on our very own list of the most legendary race cars of all time.

Hudson Hornet was dominant in the early days of NASCAR when stock cars meant what they really stood for, winning 80 races between 1951 to 1955.

Its lightweight centre of gravity meant that the Hornet could out-handle and accelerate the competition – swiftly breezing passed to the finish line.

hudson hornet

Referred to one of the “prettiest” racecars of all time, the Maserati 250F claimed two world championships in the hand s of Manuel Fangio.


The skilled racing car driver claimed this bad boy was one of the best front-engined cars he ever drove – and he certainly was behind the wheel of a lot!

The Lotus 79 was the first Formula One car to ever take advantage of ground effects and was proved to be almost unbeatable during the 1978 Formula One season – an unprecedented level of domination.

Formula One World Championship

It was designed in 1977 and took everything that was great about the Lotus 78 and just made a better more advanced version with the 79.

The Porsche 911 was one of a kind winning almost every race imaginable; it was one unstoppable beast during its time.


With a long list of wins, just to name a few, the 911 won the Monte Carlo rally, the Paris-Dakar, the Targa Florio, 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and numerous rally and GT championships.

Imagine a car winning over 1,000 races… well the Bugatti Type 35 is that car!


It speaks for itself, Bugatti Type 35 in for the win, every. Single. Time. Everything from amateur hill climbs to professional Grand Prix, this Bugatti would never be second to anything!

We know there are plenty more and we can talk race cars all day! This segment is soon to be continued!