Happy Hanukkah! A Menorah's Worth of Motoring Jews

As you may know, it's Hanukkah time, when Jews all over the world celebrate what may be organized religion's lamest miracle, and one of the few holidays where we Jews managed to not end up exiled or slaughtered or anything. It's a holiday with candles, presents, fried potatoes and a kickass story about a tough Jew… » 12/23/11 10:00am 12/23/11 10:00am

Ashley Force Wins Funny Car Race, Seriously

After Danica Patrick won her first Indy race, there was a lot of noise from talking heads, with serial bloviators like Pedro de la Rosa and Gregg Doyel weighing in on the topic of women in motorsport. So, to shut up all the skeptics, Ashley Force won at yesterday's NHRA Southern Nationals to become the first female… » 4/28/08 2:40pm 4/28/08 2:40pm

OK Then: What About Drag Racing?

You all had such strong reactions to our little NASCAR query that we're going to keep it going. So, for those of you who bitched and moaned about, "turn left, turn left, turn left, turn left," here's a motorized endeavor that features no turning whatsoever. Just machines barreling straight down a quarter mile runaway.… » 11/28/07 11:30am 11/28/07 11:30am

Ed "The Ace" McCulloch Grand Marshall of California Hot Rod Reunion

The Crew Chief of the Brut Racing but no longer by Faberge Funny Car driven by Ron Capps is coming back to Bakersfield this weekend as Grand Marshall of the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion. The Ace's qualifications for the job include hammering the Northwind Top Fuel dragster to the number one spot on the Drag News » 10/10/07 1:00pm 10/10/07 1:00pm

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! — Dragster Crash!

And elsewhere in Australian muscle-car news, an event at the Brisbane drags over the weekend is giving a case of the squirms to the world's racing fans and the women who tolerate them. A massive, corkscrew fuckdown at 310 miles per hour left a driver A-ok. Damn, those safety harnesses and fireproof suits are getting… » 9/17/07 12:30pm 9/17/07 12:30pm

Classic Top Gear: Hamster Fires Up A Jet Car. No, Not THAT Jet Car!

Now that BBC Worldwide's signed a deal to allow certain Top Gear clips from the Beeb's vaults see computer screens worldwide via YouTube, we've been treated to all sorts of fun clips from the past. Like this little run-in Richard Hammond had with a Nissan Celery Sunny and a jet car. No, not that jet car. Also, it's a… » 3/05/07 9:40am 3/05/07 9:40am

Ezerioha! Bizimoto's Honda Insight Import Dragster

Nigerian boy genius and motorsports engineer, 'Bisi Ezerioha brought what we've dubbed the Most Unlikliest Dragster to SEMA. The MENSA member's 9.8-second Honda Insight is an odd duck among its fellow Honda import competitors on the IDRA, IDRC and NHRA circuits. But under the hood, the hybrid drivetrain been swapped… » 11/02/06 4:04pm 11/02/06 4:04pm

Contents Under Pressure! Peugeot Water Dragster

The gang at Winding Road uncovered this clip of a water-pressure dragster in the guise of a Peugeot 206 CC. It's said the thing manages 15,000 lbs. of thrust by way of the same physics as that pump rocket mom said would kill the dog if it fell over when you were trying to launch it. This one would most definitely put… » 10/12/06 5:56pm 10/12/06 5:56pm