Vintage race cars and bikes compete on banked Swiss track

Juerg Koenig drives a 1926 Bugatti 37 A race car during the Indianapolis in Oerlikon race demonstration at the Offene Rennbahn cycling track in Zurich's Oerlikon suburb, Switzerland, on July 26, 2022.
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ZURICH - Vintage racing cars and bikes of yesteryear left their owners' garages and raced in Zurich on Tuesday (July 26) at an event to recreate the banked oval track of the famous American Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

More than 60 two-, three- and four-wheeled vehicles took part in the event at the Oerlikon race track, including a Riley Sport from 1934 and a Bugatti 37A from 1926.

Single-seater race cars like the 1971 Brabham F2 and American Indy cars from the 1930s also had their own races in the event, which had been cancelled in the last two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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