Mitsubishi Wants Us To Race The New Mirage So Much That It Has Lewis Hamilton's Beard

Three-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton happens to be known in facial hair circles for his chinstrap. He’s also very quick. The Mitsubishi Mirage gets more power and a big honkin’ chinstrap across the front in its 2017 refresh. Coincidence? I think not. Clearly, this car must go on a race track.
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It's Worth Getting Up Early For Super Car Sunday

Picked up a new lens for my camera this past week which motivated me to head on up to the weekly pissing contest in Woodland Hills, CA for the first time in a couple months. This week was the Ferrari/Maserati Marque event but every vehicle wearing Rosso Corsa or sporting a trident was upstaged by the spectacular… »5/30/15 2:18pm5/30/15 2:18pm

We Turned A Forgotten Daewoo Concept Into A Race Car…Because Race Car

They say you can work anywhere if you’ve been in F1. People still in F1 say that. Outside the buzz of the circuit, where teams of carnies jet around the world in search of mad trophies and large champagne bottles, I’ve had to work at it. I feel more like a salesman than an engineer, going door to door, selling what I… »4/21/15 7:18pm4/21/15 7:18pm

You Can Buy This 572hp Acura NSX Race Car For The Price Of A WRX STI

With an estimated 550hp and a price of $150,000 the new NSX has the potential to be a serious supercar, but it seems like it took forever to get the car ready for production. If you tired of waiting, or not real keen about having some electric motors with your VTEC, this 1995 race spec NSX-T can be yours. »1/16/15 7:45pm1/16/15 7:45pm

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 10:00am10/19/14 10:00am

When You're A Racing Driver, A 140mph Flying Door Ain't No Thang

Mike Simpson races in the British GT3 Championship in a Ginetta G55. Fighting for the lead at Brands Hatch, his car is hit by flying debris at a not inconsiderable 140mph or so. But what kind of debris, you'll ask if you didn't read the title? Well, not a mirror or a bird carcass or a Green Shell, but an entire door.… »8/18/13 11:40am8/18/13 11:40am

Let's start a car race for normal people

Racing is competitive. It's expensive. And you need lots of talent. Most of us have none of those things. But we like cars! We read and watch car things! We love driving! And squealing tires!

Here's my idea: A time-speed-distance style road rally with a few special stages in between at local race tracks. Mix it up… »8/14/13 2:21pm8/14/13 2:21pm

A Jalop's Guide to Attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans

I'm writing this while on the train from Le Mans to Paris. The 2013 race ended a few hours ago and Audi won again. Many things happened during the race, including the death of a driver, but I'm not going to dwell on that here. What I want to provide is some info on how to attend the race as a normal fan. No… »6/28/13 6:23pm6/28/13 6:23pm

Show Me All the Cool Stuff About This Car

This is the Marcos Mantis XP, I don't know much about it other than it looks awesome; in fact, I don't know much about Marcos cars in general. There are a lot of strange and beautiful bits on this racecar that I'm sure have a very specific purpose or at least an interesting story. Get your geek on and tell me about… »4/29/13 9:18am4/29/13 9:18am