ROLEX 24 RETRO: BMW’s Bicentennial surprise

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America experienced a fuel crisis more than once in the 1970s, and for participants in the 1976 24 Hours of Daytona, memories of a unique racing fuel crisis that struck early in the race will never be forgotten.

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While most people encountered painfully long lines at the pump during the fuel shortage, the 72-car field at Daytona encountered a different, yet equally painful problem: an abundance of racing fuel...mixed and diluted by an abundance of water...

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