NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski has said more than once that his lower-level Camping World Truck Series team loses about $1 million annually, but that he keeps doing it because the team is what’s “in [his] heart.” But after this year, Keselowski said the team will be no more “for a number of reasons.”
When Acura announced earlier this summer that they were returning to prototype racing with a two-car Team Penske-led IMSA DPi effort, we couldn’t help but to be excited about it. Now Acura unveiled the car that Penske hopes is made out of 100 percent pure domination-anium, the ARX-05.
As cars change over the years, so do the skillsets of mechanics who work on them (just try finding someone who can rebuild a carb or an old generator). Perhaps one of the most fascinating skills that’s on its way out is a bearing-pouring process called “babbitting,” as Road & Track describes in this excellent article.
Most of us put a lot of care into the clothes we wear. What defines our style is important to us, so why wouldn’t that same line of thought carry over to the cars we drive? Taste, design and looks in a car are all highly subjective. Nailing down what a customer wants can be a tricky business, because sometimes even …
Yes, it’s still August. Yes, it’s still hot basically everywhere in the US. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of a really good winter-focused deal when it happens. Uniqlo is giving you $10 off their Ultra Light Down jacket (their top-selling product, period) for men and women, in any color. Maybe now…
You know how every army movie has a montage where dudes crawl, claw and climb their way through what looks like the most miserable gym class ever? EnduroCross is pretty much that, on dirt bikes. Racing. The new season kicks off August 19 in Las Vegas. Watch it there, or online right here.
Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There’s a petulant species of brainy
monkeys apes that just can’t seem to get along that probably deserves to be completely wiped out in a fiery collision. But there you go, flying right on by.
Race Taxis—mega drivers who offer rides in fast cars around the Nürburgring’s intimidating Nordschleife course—are some of the most fun you can have in the right seat of a car. One lucky rider got to see the Jaguar F-Type SVR Race Taxi make 43 incredible passes in one lap. That’s right. Forty-three.
It’s always tricky to really get a good sense of a car’s value from an online auction, but sometimes there’s some hints that can really help. In the case of this 1997 BMW 318TI up for sale over at Copart, there’s a pretty good clue about the car’s value: it’s covered in money.
Update: Sold out
Recently, Parker Nirenstein from supercar YouTube series Vehicle Virgins went to a Michelin press event where there was an autocross. You know, actual hard driving that requires skill and precision, the likes of which we don’t see on supercar YouTube very often. He is immediately called out by Alex Roy. It is…
Recently I got to take Cadillac’s CTS-V all over some of my favorite Texas Hill Country roads. It was great, but that was only part of the story. The real reason I was driving the CTS-V was to test out the $1,600 optional Performance Data Recording system that Cosworth developed for Cadillac. They not only use this in…
Three cars became a giant, nightmarish wall of fire at a Washington short track Saturday, which the Seattle Times reports track announcers said was “one of the scariest” in its 63 years. The Times reports that everyone was OK, and the driver who had to be hospitalized was at work the next day preaching in a local…
If you’re envious of All-Clad pans, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage or sell a kidney to afford them, this Cuisinart MultiClad Pro set is a terrific alternative for a fraction of the price.
The age of coachbuilding may just be making a comeback. Ken Okuyama, the ex-Pininfarina designer who was responsible for the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte, has created one hell of a follow-up to the polarizing Code 57 unveiled at last year’s Monterey Car Week. I got to see it and shoot it.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know, and I swear, you have to know these things.
I was on Craiglsist, as I spend much of my time these days, the other night when I came across language that troubled me deeply. (And no, I wasn’t on the part of Craigslist where you find someone to hurl sexual insults at while they clean your apartment for free. I already got someone for that this month.)
It’s not another workday: it’s the prelude to a weekend of getting out there and driving like a champion.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.