‘Top Gear’ Hosts Are First Americans to Legally Race in Cuba in Over 50 Years
‘Top Gear’ Hosts Are First Americans to Legally Race in Cuba in Over 50
George BackJune 29, 2016
Top Gear, the US version, was officially cancelled this week. But the
long-running auto show at least went out on top, drag racing in Cuba!
Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood, and Tanner Foust travelled to the island of
Cuba where they were the first Americans to legally race in over 50
years. In fact no one had done much legal racing in Cuba since it was
outlawed in in 1962.
The three hosts met up on a highway where Cubans have only recently been
holding government sanctioned races. Ferrara started off the drag races
in his 1955 Ford Fairlane, sporting a 4-cylinder diesel engine from
Toyota. Even though he was slow, his competition was slower and he
managed to pull out a victory.
Wood then raced his 1956 Chevy Bel-Air wagon and also won. Which was
also surprising because he was pushing that American steel around with
an even smaller 4-cylinder diesel engine.
Finally it was professional driver and X-Games legend Tanner Foust’s
turn to race, and unlike the other guys he had a wide block V8 in his
1952 Mercury Monterey. Unfortunately for him the guy he was racing had
an even more impressive car. So he had his doors blown off at the
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