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INTERIOR OF 1954 LINCOLN CAPRI RACE CAR

INTERIOR OF 1954 LINCOLN CAPRI RACE CAR

Palm Springs, CA

This is race car technology, circa early 1950s. Look closely, and you'll see a belt from the driver's harness system, extra gauges in and on top of the center console and even what appears to be a "dead pedal" on the passenger's side, which would be used to brace themselves against what was, essentially, a race through the deserts of Baja California. And all the racing was done without the benefit of modern suspension technology, power steering or power disc brakes or air conditioning ... all of which are available to racers in some series (NASCAR, for example) in their cockpit "offices" today.

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