Getting Back Out There After A Track Fail Is The Hardest Thing Ever

For the first time in ages, I'm nervous about a track day. It's Texas World Speedway. I'm back in a tail-happy 944 just like my old one that got t-boned here. Even though I've personally never driven this track, I'm still intensely afraid of deja vu. » 10/19/14 4:04pm Yesterday 4:04pm

The Dirty Math of F1 is Screwing Jenson Button

I'm wondering if the air in Woking this Fall is feeling foreignly thick or simply faintly familiar and not missed. I wonder how the followers and leaders in the house of the flying kiwi are coping with this kind of unseasonable heat as the McLaren kingdom delves deeper in to one of Ron Dennis' inner-most circles of… » 10/19/14 2:32pm Yesterday 2:32pm

Why IndyCars Can Test At COTA, But Not Race

Grainy shots of an IndyCar testing an aero kit at Circuit of the Americas surfaced on the internet. So, will we see a race there? Nope! It's too close to Texas Motor Speedway, and the issue of proximity nixes a lot of other oft-requested tracks from the 2015 schedule, too. » 10/19/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

You Can Buy A 200-MPH BMW M5 For Less Than The Price Of A Chevy Cruze

There are lots of things in this world that are designed to put a smile on your face every time you use them. This BMW M5, with its 507-HP V10 engine, just happens to be one of those things. And fear not, enthusiasts - this one is a manual. Yours for less than the price of a Chevy Cruze Diesel. » 10/19/14 1:17pm Yesterday 1:17pm

Even An Air Race Gone Bad Is Still A Good Air Race

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the aviation equivalent to Formula One car racing. The international tour, rock-star pilots, epic venues and groupie fans are all part of the scene. And even when something like the weather spoils a competition, there is still plenty to see and enjoy. » 10/19/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Now I Know How a Flat-6 and a Straight-5 Sounds Through the Woods

Rallying is one of the only forms of motor sports that still retains the atmosphere of the heyday of motor racing. Imagine what a throwback a vintage rally is. I have just been to one. » 10/19/14 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Is Sweden Hunting For A Russian Submarine In Distress Near Stockholm?

Details remain sketchy, but something is clearly afoot off the coast of Stockholm Sweden, where a large search and intelligence operation is underway involving ships, from small riverine craft to stealthy Visby Class Corvettes, aircraft and over 200 operators. Something of great interest is under the water, and it may… » 10/19/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Best Cars To Buy If You Want To Throw Down A Killer Lap Time

Sometimes you want something practical, sometimes you want something luxurious, and sometimes you want something that will devour apexes and scream down the straights at your local racing circuit . Opponaut LiquidBurns, has found the top 5 cars you can buy right now that will get you that checkered flag. » 10/19/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

NASCAR's New Qualifying System For Talladega Is Terrible

In an effort to make things more exciting, NASCAR recently changed how they do qualifying for Talladega. Problem is, the back of the pack at a track like Talladega is the fastest place to run, so we got the bizarre situation of racers not racing for position. » 10/19/14 9:01am Yesterday 9:01am

Some cars are headaches, others are the cure

I'm proud to announce that after a year or more of dithering, equivocating, making excuses, procrastinating, and generally messing myself and others around, I've finally taken matters in hand and made what is quite possibly a gargantuan mistake. » 10/18/14 6:12pm Saturday 6:12pm

This P-51 Mustang Restoration Includes Operational .50cal Machine Guns

There are few crafts that demand such attention to detail as high-end aircraft restoration. Millions of dollars are plowed into aircraft in horrible shape, some even pulled from glaciers or the sea, and they are meticulously rebuilt by hand. One P-51 owner in particular wanted his Mustang to go a step further than all… » 10/18/14 5:04pm Saturday 5:04pm

How To Get Your Tickets To The Second Jalopnik Film Festival

The Second Annual Jalopnik Film Festival is even bigger and better than last year, with a mixture of never-before-seen films from some of the most respected names in the car world and work from up-and-comers across two nights in New York City on November 5th and 6th. Tickets for sale HERE on Blipshift and full details… » 10/06/14 2:05pm 10/06/14 2:05pm