When NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt spun into a concrete retaining wall at nearly 260 km/h on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, he died instantly. "The car was just a mess," Patti Dobler, the paramedic who pulled Earnhardt from the wreck, told Sports Illustrated during a re-enactment. "The whole front end was just demolished." The original stock car was owned by Richard Childress Racing, for which Earnhardt raced. Childress had the original car destroyed. But a replica is on display at the Richard Childress Racing Museum in Welcome, N.C.
A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years