More Than 80 People Died In A Single Racing Crash 60 Years Ago Today

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The single worst day in motorsports history happened exactly 60 years ago today. The tragedy at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans gets brought up each year the race is held, but it’s even more notable this year on its 60th anniversary.

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Below is the story we did last year on the horrific crash that I’m sure will be mentioned quite a bit in this weekend’s news coverage. As you’re watching the race, keep in mind the incident that claimed dozens of lives and nearly put a stop to auto racing entirely.

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For those wondering (call it a where are they now post), the Austin Healey 100S involved was sold in 2011 for $1.3 million and has since been restored to it’s former glory in correct 1955 Le Mans spec.