Kiwi Indycar su­per­star Scott Dixon has been con­firmed to make an as­sault on Rod Millen’s drive­way for the 2016 Lead­foot Fes­ti­val. What he’s set to drive, though, is at the other end of the speed scale from what you’d ex­pect: Scott will be driv­ing Anne Thom­son’s 1906 Dar­racq, one of the first Grand Prix cars ever built. The car runs a 14.25-litre four-cylin­der en­gine, mean­ing it’s slow revving but has plenty of torque. While Scott won’t be in the run­ning to take the quick­est time of the day, he’ll be right up there for hav­ing the most fun. The Lead­foot Fes­ti­val is a three-day fes­ti­val of au­to­mo­tive cul­ture, and the 150-acre Lead­foot Ranch is set to come alive with thou­sands of spectators and some of the most im­pres­sive cars on the planet. Lead­foot will take place slightly ear­lier in 2016 than in pre­vi­ous years, on Fe­bru­ary 6 and 7. Tick­ets are avail­able now through lead­foot­fes­ti­

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