Car of the year 1955
Motor Trend gives the Chevrolet Motor Division
the award for car of the year.
Mickey Mouse and Pluto introduce the 1955 Nash Ambassador
The 1955 line of Fords featuring the new model called the Ford Fairlane.
The Races 1955
Two hours into the 24 hour Le Mans race driver Pierre Levegh swerves to miss a fast braking Austin Healy, his car flies at 150 mph into the crowd killing himself and 83 spectators in what is still the the worst auto racing accident in history, 1955 Le Mans crash
Instead of becoming the only man to win the Indy 500 three years in a row, driver Bill Vukovich - who was in the lead in lap 5 - hit a stalled car on the outside rail and was killed. Bill Vukovich crash.
Bob Sweikert won both the Indianapolis 500 and the AAA championship.
NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock
Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina
24 hours of Le Mans – the team of Mike Hawthorn / Ivor Bueb won, driving a Jaguar D-type
Rally racing –o the team of Per Malling / Gunnar Fadum won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Sunbeam-Talbot
Drag racing - Calvin Rice won the first NHRA Top Fuel sponsored Nationals championship in Great Bend, Kansas. Inaugural "Top Fuel" championship.
The Year That Was
A retro, nostalgic multimedia journey through the years
Fiftes - Ticky Tacky - 1950s
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