The Car That Beat the Nazis

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Peter Mullin, Chairman of the Mullin Automotive Museum, recounts the story of the “Million FrancDelahaye. One of France’s most storied race cars, this 1937 Delahaye Type 145 won the Million Franc Challenge in 1937. The million-franc reward was posted by the Auto Club of France for any French manufacturer that could beat Alfa Romeo’s 1934 record for completing 16 laps (200 total kilometers, approximately 120 miles) at the Montlhéry Autodrome the fastest. The challenge was good...