Why You Should Brake With Your Left Foot

Most of my “How To Drive Fast” column is, unsurprisingly, about how to drive fast. As well as posing techniques, some of my pieces offer a glimpse into the inner-workings of motorsport, while others are just plain ridiculous. Siphoning through the bunch, you’ll notice I haven’t much talked about safety. So let’s start… » 2/26/13 2:00pm 2/26/13 2:00pm

Watch Olympic Cycling Champion Chris Hoy’s Documentary On Colin McRae

Last week, Sir Patrick Stewart's took us on a journey with the fantastic Sir Stirling Moss himself. The great thing about that was the fact that both of those gentleman are in a good health, so nothing was more natural for them than enjoying a ride in a Mercedes-Benz racecar together. » 1/30/13 9:30am 1/30/13 9:30am

40 Years Of Not Getting Stuck: A Subaru AWD History

Subaru's now famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is 40 years old. Contrary to what you might expect, the first couple of Subarus using it were not turbocharged racecars fighting against the mud and snow but rather affordable coupes and family cars in need of some extra grip. The Japanese company has been commited to the … » 12/06/12 5:30pm 12/06/12 5:30pm

Rally Champ Colin McRae Killed in Helicopter Crash; Son Feared Dead

A helicopter registered to ex-rally driver Colin McRae went down in Scotland earlier today. No word on how many people were on board, but there were no survivors. Details as we know them. [UPDATE: The worst has been confirmed by the Times — McRae was killed in the crash. His five-year-old son was also on board, and is… » 9/15/07 9:16pm 9/15/07 9:16pm

Colin McRae Shows off New Rally Car at Goodwood

Rally legend-in-waiting Colin McRae's own rally car, the R4, made its public debut in racing trim at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this weekend. The car was first seen at last year's Goodwood event, and McRae says it's suitable for rallying rallycross, ice racing and circuit racing, in addition to general… » 6/23/07 7:07pm 6/23/07 7:07pm

X-Games Rallying: Americans Hold Their Own Against McRae

It's gotta be daunting to go up against Colin McRae in rally competition. It's like staging against Don Garlits or qualifying against Junior Johnson. Or going for a friendly jog with Carl Lewis. Then again, when you're Travis Pastrana, we imagine it takes a fair amount to faze you. And while the Vermont SportsCar crew… » 8/03/06 11:30pm 8/03/06 11:30pm