One of the first things that attracted us to sports car racing (besides the cars of-course) was the sound. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, how can you not like a sport that you can hear well before you can see it. The cacophony of sounds you experience at a road racing event like Rolex 24 must be experienced to appreciate. However, we understand that not all of you live near enough a track and just might not have the opportunity to visit one. With you in mind we made this brief recording.
As you listen, see if you can distinguish between the deeper baritones of the DP cars and the higher pitched GT cars. You might actually want to turn your speakers down a bit as the sound can easily overwhelm them.
While this is a close approximation, nothing beats hearing it in person.
If the player above doesn’t appear for you, use the instructions and the link below.
Alternative Listening Instructions
Down load the file here: The sounds of racing!
The Porsches and other race cars in this recording are so loud you can actually hear them overwhelm our microphone at times. If you’re having any difficulty using our player above (or you can’t see it in your browser/email) either click on the title of this post (if you’re viewing via email) or simply click on the link above to open the recording on your own computer (if the playback is choppy, simply right click the link and save the file to your own machine – it’s an MP3 file). You can then open it in the player of your choice.
More Daytona Goodness to Follow
Over the next few days we’ll be processing our pictures and experiences from this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Be sure to check our Facebook page and Twitter profile for updates and images we may not necessarily post here on PorschePurist