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Rick Mears 1977

This photo makes me happy: The great Rick Mears, in his sixth Indy car race, driving a McLaren M16C/D-Offy at Pocono in 1977 for Teddy Yip’s Theodore Racing.

Pure glory. Honda’s 1968 Formula 1 car, the RA301, with its 3.0-liter V12 engine and high wing fit perfectly among its rivals during a year where aerodynamics made its greatest single leap in grand prix competition. Shown here in…

These photos make me happy because they feature Ayrton Senna’s 100th Formula 1 start which took place at the 1990 Mexican Grand Prix. The Brazilian was likely to have a less flattering recollection of the race after a blown…

This photo makes me happy and sad. The car, a 1991 Lola T91/00-Chevrolet piloted by reigning CART IndyCar Series champion Al Unser Jr for Galles/Kraco Racing at Laguna Seca, is gorgeous in its patriotic Valvoline livery. Little Al finished…

This photo from the 2009 ALMS race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca makes me happy because it’s a Lola-Mazda, which is always a good thing, and the Dyson Racing/Mazda livery is loaded with beautiful colors. Sometimes happiness is just that…

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Marshall Pruett