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17 06 2011

The casino shown below was the sponsor of the largest off road race from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s. Name the race. Also, give me the name of the person who was originally paid by a magazine to write a short article on the race itself, but ended up with about 25 000 words which were rejected by the magazine, and became the basis for a very famous novel.

Answer = This casino is the Mint, which sponsored the Mint 400 desert race. Hunter S Thompson went to cover it and wrote the cult novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” based on his experience there.

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17 06 2011
Sandipan Ghosh

Mint 400 race-Hunter S. Thompson

17 06 2011
Omkar

MINT 400 the desert race , restarted in 2008
Hunter Thompson was the journalist and the ensuing novel was “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”

18 06 2011
Sriram Mohan

Mint 400, Hunter S Thompson, Fear and loathing in Las vegas

19 06 2011
pranav santurkar

The casino is the Mint Las Vegas which sponsored the famous Mint 400 races..
the person in question was Hunter Thompson who wrote the now famous novel ‘ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’

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