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Can A Capri Beat A Big Ol' Squealin' Benz At The 24 Hours Of Spa 1971?

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Short answer, yes. But still, AMG's böred-und-schtroked "Red Pig" 280SEL came in second place… and first in our hearts!

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Once again, the amazing Scroggs has come through with some excellent vintage racing footage, and he's also found this highly interesting article about AMG's early racing efforts for us. That's good news, because I'm off judging the Lamest Day 24 Hours Of LeMons in Ohio at the moment and may not have internet access to provide live coverage; this way you still get to see an improbable race car going for the win in a punishing endurance race:

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The Grauls/Hoffmann Camaro