The Mid Night Club

Formed in 1987 and active until 1999, the Mid Night Club took illegal street racing to a whole new level. Join Scott and Ben as they delve into the clandestine adventures of the Mid Night Club, and find out why they so abruptly disbanded.

For a lot of race fans, when they think of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the legendary Corkscrew turn (turn number 8 and 8a on the map) immediately comes to mind. I know that's what I think of. And you may also know that this past weekend marked the 36th running of the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races in Salinas, Calif., right? (Well, now you do, anyway.) So, if you know Laguna Seca and you know the Corkscrew, then you know that it's a tricky turn to say the least. Well, this weekend the Corkscrew claimed another car. This time it was a 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa worth $8 million.

When I arrived at the HowStuffWorks.com office today, I had my daily High Speed Stuff blog post pre-built in my mind. I really did. It wasn't going to be focused on any of the recent doom-and-gloom news out of Detroit. In fact, it wasn't going to be bad news at all. It was supposed to be about a small car show that I recently attended here in the Atlanta area. However, that's when I saw this headline: "Mario Andretti's RARE Lamborghini Countach wrecked street racing."