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Duncan Hamilton wins the 1953 Le Mans, while completely drunk

July 15th, 2007

Most definitely, the best motor racing story ever told. A Brit, Duncan Hamilton, raced a 1953 Jaguar XK120C while being (in the perfect words of Top Gear presenter James May) “hog wimperingly bladdered.” During the race the car was filled with fuel, and Hamilton was filled with Brandy. Absolutely brilliant.

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