As part of our "Great Cars" issue, we asked some of racing's legends to tell us about their favorite cars, as well as the ones they wish they'd driven.
Naturally, we started with A.J. Foyt, who rates the car in which he won his fourth Indy 500 – the 1977 Coyote-Foyt, shown above – as his favorite, and not just for the most obvious of reasons.
"It was my car, my engine, and I drove it, so that was special and I don't think that's something that's ever gonna happen again," Foyt told us. "And with my daddy (Tony), Jack (Starnes, chief mechanic) and Howard (Gilbert, engine builder) working with me, it couldn't have been any better."
Richard Petty, Niki Lauda, Dario Franchitti and Gil de Ferran are just a few of the big names we talked to for this feature, and some of their answers will probably surprise you – they certainly did us! For example, who would have guessed Lauda would name the six-wheel Tyrrell P34 F1 car of 1977 as the car he'd most liked to have driven?
To find out why, and for the insights and memories of the other legends, you'll need to read the Great Cars issue of RACER magazine. CLICK HERE to subscribe now at a special discount rate, and be sure to specify that you want the August 2012 issue.
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