Formula One nerds were all a-twittering this weekend over a report from Iranian state news agency IRNA saying that the Middle Eastern dictatorship has plans to construct a “Formula 1 circuit.” But here’s the thing. Iran can build an F1-capable circuit all they want, but it ain’t happening anytime soon. »
I’ve had it happen more than once: A consumer came in to see me after being ripped off. Not just by buying a defective car but also by paying an attorney for an initial consultation. In my field (Lemon Law) and several others, the only attorneys who charge money for initial consultations are the ones who don’t know… »
This is piston No. B0311UB rev NC (“B03”, for short). It is toast. In a hellish moment, piston B03 heated itself up to more than 750 degrees F under pressures exceeding 3600 psi, and it failed—disastrously.
I was out driving, testing out my new artisanal suspension bushings made from aged Norvenskan Cheddar, when I noticed a car in front of me. It was a sleek-looking wagon — a Mitsubishi Lancer wagon. I’d forgotten all about those — what cars do you always forget exist? »
Sometimes, it can be surprisingly hard to guess a car’s origin without looking at its badge. Especially if it defies its national heritage like these ten. »
[It's easy to forget about Alfa Romeo's Alfetta sedans until one is staring you in the face. Photo: A-R] »
Anyone can stick a beam axle and some springs on a car. But some automakers try things differently. »
“What car should I buy?” As enthusiasts, we get this question all the time. Everyday I help people decide what to buy, but when it came to choose the next ride for myself, it was a much more difficult process. I almost lost my mind figuring out what I wanted, so I had my wife make the decision for me. »
I can’t help it. NASCAR was at Talladega, a car even caught fire, and help me, Oprah Winfrey, I need to rewatch Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. It’s one of the few motorsport-related movies that just never gets old.
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Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. »
The last few laps of today’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway were relatively uneventful, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. holding on to his lead for dear life. That’s right: NASCAR’s most likable dude just brought home the win. »
The “big one” hit early on lap 46 at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, taking out a massive chunk of the field. Here’s the pile-up, in case you missed it.
Tudor United SportsCar is at Laguna Seca this weekend for the Monterey Grand Prix, so that’s the perfect excuse to post this qualifying lap aboard Dion von Motlke’s Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS. Crank up the volume and drown out all the lesser noises in your space with wonderful V10 sounds.
It is a story about a ‘colorful’ Skipper of a Ticonderoga-Class Guided Missile Cruiser and a little Pygmy Goat that got the ride of its life across the Pacific Ocean. It has brought controversy and instability to a crew, heavy media attention to a goat, and the end of said Skipper’s career, and we have an inside… »
If there’s anything the late model crash we posted this week really shows, it’s why you should let the response team do their jobs. As some have pointed out, the first two people to arrive at the car weren’t part of the response team at all. They were a pit steward for the series and a member of the driver’s pit crew. »
Police are on the hunt for two street racers in Florida following the death of 18-year-old Julie Michele Castor. According to eyewitness accounts, the two drivers were “racing in and out of traffic,” causing Castor to crash her 2006 Toyota Corolla. Castor survived the initial crash and exited the vehicle, but was hit… »
About two-thirds of grocery shoppers save money with store brands. From cleaning products to pain relievers, most of these generic items offer the same ingredients for a noticeably lower price. But one place you shouldn’t skimp is insurance, as budget rates might mean worthless coverage. Head to State Farm for… »