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The Banshee scream of the rotary engine likely reminded the French of Stuka dive bombers. So after one triumph it was banned.

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Now, the story of Mazda’s 787B has been covered here before and with good reason. But usually, all we focus on is the noise it makes. We’ll get back to that in a minute. Today, because we’re not watching this year’s race like we’re supposed to, I want to give you a chance to watch some of the race that the car won. The noise the Mazda makes might be enough to convince you of its dominance, but when you get to see what race day was like nearly thirty years ago on the banks of the Sarthe, you’ll realize just how big a feat it was.

Thanks to Moments of Yesterday on Youtube, we’ve got more than an hour and a half of home video footage from the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans to watch right here.

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