Racing Cars is a Welsh pop band, formed in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales in 1973.
They were signed to one of the biggest British record labels of the time, Chrysalis Records. Racing Cars debut album yielded their only hit single with "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?". It reached number fourteen in the UK singles chart in 1976, and was inspired by the film, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? of the same name. Touring to promote their debut releases, Racing Cars backed Bad Company in 1976, including dates at Earls Court and the York Theatre Royal in York.
Without any similar further chart appearances, Racing Cars ultimately acquired the dreaded one hit wonder label. However, the band was sufficiently established on the touring circuit to issue two further albums. These never reached the same commercial heights, and Racing Cars split up in the early 1980s.
Those albums included bit parts for the session pianist Geraint Watkins; American saxophonist Jerry Jumonville; The Bowles Brothers Band (on vocal harmonies); and, perhaps most significantly Ray Ennis.