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The Underdogs Who Outraced The Nazis


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1h 3m · April 12, 2021

The Underdogs Who Outraced The Nazis

Beating Nazis in a racecar sounds like the plot of a ’90s action movie-- but it’s actually straight out of real life. Today on Past Gas, the story of how a band of determined outsiders, led by Lucy Schell, prevailed over Hitler in Formula racing, infuriating the Fuhrer and handing him a defeat even more humiliating than his art school rejection letters (for real). It’s an underdog car story for the ages, and if you like Bugatti, Mercedes, or just hearing about Hitler losing, this episode’s for you. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Thanks to our sponsors: Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at Go to for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling! We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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