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As you can probably imagine, not every issue from last weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge penaltyfest was resolved before this weekend’s event at Barber Motorsports Park. Today’s GTS race was a great one, but there’s still a lot of tension behind the scenes. Sportscar365 was there to get the full rundown.
No one in their right mind would think of using BMW’s uber-tourer as the basis for a build, but when Germany comes calling and hands you a K 1600 GTL, you either say no or go nuts. Here’s what happens when you choose the latter. »
Brendan Gaughan’s pit stall exploded into flame when spilled fuel caught on fire during tonight’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Gaughan’s car even drove off, still on fire.
The drawing is real. Its a 1989 BMW 325is that I converted into a desert racer for the Baja 1000. Turns out its the first production based BMW to run the infamous race and it all started when I was dared by Miller Welders to build a BMW for the Baja 1000... in 15 days... and starting on the floor of SEMA. »
I just want you to know that I’m taking a big risk by posting these at all — goons from Big Tire have made it quite clear that they would like these images of lovely hovercars from French photographer Sylvain Viau to just go away. But I won’t be silenced! I won’t be crushed under your black vulcanized boot. »
Throughout the 1970s into the 1980s, a single, humble beef heart inspired over 80% of Chrysler’s interior color palette choices. »
No, not that sort of siren, you uneducated cretin. The sirens were mysterious creatures that plagued the Ancient Greece of Odysseus, singing beautiful songs that lured sailors to their deaths. People thought they were myths, but they weren’t. They still exist. Except instead of plaguing the seas, they plague parking… »
Are you looking for a new summer party jam, but you can’t find anything that specifically references your favorite Norwegian World Rally Championship driver? Do I have a single for you! »
The motorstorm of retro off-road awesomeness that is the NORRA Mexican 1000 takes over Baja next week. Among this year’s competitors is this badass Bronco; it won the race almost forty years ago, ended up a derelict in a desert junkyard, and is returning with a legendary driver and a fresh restoration. »
Ford doesn’t offer a compact pickup so the guys at “Up To Scratch” body shop decided to make their own out of a Transit Connect van and it actually turned out pretty good. »
Fun fact: drivers in GTA are kind of awful. Creative players have decided to use GTA’s poor driving AI for amusement, resulting in a special type of mini-game that’s very entertaining to watch. »
Daigo Saito does not screw around with drift cars. Here’s his new 1000 horsepower R35 Nissan GT-R. »
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