SPEEDCAR Race, 2009

Here is one of the last SPEEDCAR races. Putting F1 drivers in any kind of closed-roof environment is usually an invitation to cause havoc. Reversing the grid only puts the seal on the deal.

In terms of spectacle, it’s a miracle that it didn’t take off. I mean, what else do you need?

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SPEEDCAR Series in Bahrain, 2007

Pretty soon we’re going to be covering the attempts to export NASCAR around the world and how those attempts fared.

One of these was the SPEEDCAR Series: based in Dubai and aiming to ignite sporting passion from the Arabian Gulf to the Gulf of Tonkin.

It didn’t.