Video of the Day: Preserving and driving archaic race cars


Brian Blain, the founder of the Blain Motorsports Foundation, is pretty much obsessed with pre-World War I race cars, those spindly machines with giant engines that would dangerously compete for prizes, glory and, in many cases, to establish a fledgling auto manufacturer.

Blain tells us in this gorgeously filmed video, part of Hagerty’s “Why I Drive” series, that his fascination with archaic machinery was opened up decades ago when a family friend bequeathed to him an old trunk packed with early racing memorabilia.

From there, he became convinced that parking
these performance relics in museums was a total waste, that they belong running
and driving out in the real world for all to see.

“A race car that sits in a museum is a
travesty,” Blain says. 

Here, he and a group of friends take three restored antique racers out for a jaunt in the open countryside, along with his fascinating commentary about what it’s like to drive them.

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