Fast as a Shark: Cannibalism, In Pursuit of the Elusive Awesome

Now and then, I wonder if this malaise is not a thirtysomething crisis, and then I take a step back and realize that it really isn't. Age is merely a tipping point, where the enthusiasm of youth is finally allowed to a step back in the face of a broader historical perspective. There is a transitional moment where… » 3/28/07 1:00pm 3/28/07 1:00pm

Mr. Chapman Goes to Indianapolis: The Lotus-Ford Story

In 1961, after witnessing Jack Brabham's 9th-place finish in the Indy 500 in a mid-engined Cooper, Dan Gurney hooked up Colin Chapman and the Ford Motor Company to build a car for the '63 Indy 500 that would truly change the face of American open-wheel motorsports. But it was hardly a cakewalk. While Gurney felt it… » 11/17/06 12:15am 11/17/06 12:15am

Trans-Am Racing Could Make a Proper Comeback, Says C&D

Car and Driver teases us in its December issue by connecting several dots that lead all the way to a new version of the SCCA's Trans-Am series (which, surprisingly, is still limping along under license). Imagine the new Mustang FR500GT racer (pictured) alongside similar purpose-built offerings based on the coming… » 11/06/06 4:08pm 11/06/06 4:08pm

We're Not In Love With Saturday's Children; We're In Love With the Misfit Children: The Cars That Didn't Run in Saturday's Trans-Am Race at Laguna Seca

For Google's sake, that may well be the longest headline we've ever written. This blogging crap is ridiculously wordy work now and then. Regardless, here're a few shots of the Mopar/AMC contingent, who for reasons we do not know, didn't run in Saturday's Trans-Am session at the Monterey Historics. Which, frankly, was… » 8/23/06 9:30am 8/23/06 9:30am

Dan Gurney and Jackie Oliver to Drive GT40 Up Hill at Goodwood

It's as simple as this: we need to make the pilgrimage to Goodwood. And oh to be there this year when Ford breaks out the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 with former 24 Heures du Mans winners Dan Gurney and Jackie Oliver behind the wheel for blasts up the hill. Ford's celebrating the 40th anniversary of a victory that set… » 7/07/06 3:30pm 7/07/06 3:30pm

Gurney Eagle F1 Scale Replica: Drooooool...

Any gearhead who's remotely familiar with our taste in cars knows that Dan Gurney's 1967 Eagle F1 is one of our absolute all-time favorite vehicles. It's simply one of the sexiest cars built in an era of incredibly sexy, sexy, sexy cars. Powered by a Weslake V-12 with hand-formed titanium headers (absolute works of… » 1/31/06 2:45pm 1/31/06 2:45pm