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DragonKing Dark: The 1955 Le Mans racing disaster

We begin a new series this week on DragonKing Dark: The 100 darkest moments in pop culture history.

These aren't ranked in any particular order because, how could you, but when this series is completed, it will comprise a new "The 100" list at WhenItWasCool.com.

The 1955 Le Mans race in France stands as the most deadly crash in auto racing history, killing 84, decapitating 14, and ending Mercedes-Benz's involvement in motor racing for decade -- our first of this series.

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