January 28: Rudolph Caracciola sets the speed record for public roads at 268.9 mph on this date in 1938

German racer Rudolph Caracciola never made a name for himself on these shores; his one attempt to race the Indianapolis 500 after World War II ended in a practice crash that put him into a coma. But before the war, Caracciola ranked among the world’s best, thanks in no small part to the Nazi-era Mercedes […]
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