In the early days of airshows the biggest attractions were the air racers. The racers of the day were outperforming the best the military had to offer. Aviation made tremendous strides in the early days of air racing. International Formula One has kept that tradition alive. It is the oldest continuously operated airplane racing class in existence.
Established in 1947 as an alternative to the (even then) outrageously expensive unlimited class, Formula One racers have been evolving for almost 70 years. Today, the top racers use NASA technology to reach top speeds approaching 300 mph on the same engine that powers a Cessna 150 to barely 100 mph. International Formula One is without a doubt the most affordable form of world class motor racing.