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The quest for the next great red pigment

May 24, 2018
A safe and durable pigment in the right shade could be worth nearly a billion dollars a year.
Paint pigments at Colart factory in Le Mans, France, in 2013.
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An impossible race, and why Italians love this particular shade of red

Dec 12, 2017
In 1907, a small group of automobile enthusiasts wanted to see if it was possible to race from China to France.
A vintage 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO which won the 1963 Le Mans GT race outside Bonham and Brooks auction house in London, 30 October 2000.
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