We have been racing cars against planes for well over a century now. Here's why we keep doing it, as explained by a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and an F-16.

/DRIVE said they'd be back in force for 2015, and to prove it they brought this video featuring the Hellcat, a fighter jet, a wet airstrip, Alex Roy, and Road & Track editor Larry Webster.

The race is one thing (complicated by the not-quite-tropical downpour soaking Homestead's runway outside of Miami), the sentiment is another. These are soul-magnetizing machines. They are products of inspiration, and it's moments like these that act to further inspire creations of tomorrow.