I always imagined that working at McLaren was a fun gig. Today, this was confirmed when I saw the Lego 720S build video. Those bastards get to play with fast cars and sit around building Legos!
If you ever come across an ultra rare, beautifully insane Ferrari FXX K, you might come away finding the experience electrifying. If you’re not paying attention and go to touch the car, the experience might actually be electrifying.
Mail services are great at a lot of things—namely, never delivering your money-filled birthday cards, bending important documents that say “do not bend” and giving a neighbor’s mail to you. But in perhaps the epitome of postal misfires, Nico Rosberg’s Formula One championship trophy got lost in mail for five days.
Many words are written about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and how there are lots of crazy rally cars and trucks and whatnot flying up a hill. But I just want to appreciate this 1927 Bugatti Type 35B, which was absolutely flogged around the track like it should be.
My big gripe with open-wheel race cars is that they are so far removed from any car that I would ever own, drive or interact with that they bear little relevance to my life. Which is why Subaru’s WRX STI Type RA was so cool: it started out as a normal STI that you or I could buy. But then Prodrive got their hands on…
If you didn’t already know, the highlight of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is to watch professional drivers drive as quickly as they can from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill. Behind the wheel—the right-hand wheel, mind you—of a Subaru WRX STI, I did this myself and managed to not kill myself or anybody…
Last week hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Chichester, England, to attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Judging by the sheer size of the crowds and how many acres the Festival spans alone, setting up and breaking down everything must be a logistical nightmare. This year, however, Festival employees…
The English countryside. An idyllic place to farm sheep and go on jolly picnics. It’s every bit as scenic and tranquil as the Jane Austen novels would have you believe. Except for the four days every year the Goodwood Festival of Speed happens.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual tradition where people get way too excited about cars going up a driveway, had one epic present from the folks at Porsche: the new fastest 911 ever, the 911 GT2 RS. You bet your trunk full of engine it’ll do some rad donuts.
In this photo here, you can see Formula One legend Niki Lauda on one knee, hands pressed together as if in infinite gratitude, before former troll-king of F1, Bernie Ecclestone. It was part of an Ecclestone-honoring photo collage at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed and I just have so many questions.
Besides just sitting and looking pretty, here’s a practical reason for legendary race cars and sports cars alike to show up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: there are a number of events and attractions to participate in. For anyone who is critical of the cars being locked away—un-driven, in a museum—this is the…
Since 1993, England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed has celebrated all eras of cars and racing, usually during the days between June and July. It’s a wondrous and high-spirited event, with spectators sharing space with pit crew members and race car drivers alike. I just went to see it for myself and holy shit, it was…
A set of wheels can make or break a car’s looks. The wheels actually take up a pretty decent percentage of a car’s side profile, especially if they are big and the car is sleek. Which is why it’s extremely important to make sure they look good. How do we feel about these?
The week began well for the No. 88, the beacon of all light and hope for NASCAR fans. Racing demi-god Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will usher in the end of life as we know it when he retires this year, qualified it first at Daytona. Then, he wrecked it. Then, he wrecked it again. Then, someone in England wrecked it, too.
It is increasingly clear that America is not good enough for the like-an-Alfa-4C-but-livable Alpine A110. Damn it. Damn it to hell.
Race cars exist for two reasons: to go fast and to make exciting noises for us all to enjoy. Please take in the wonderful turbo chirp on this classic five-cylinder Audi S4 GTO from 1992.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is going on right now, which means we get to watch some tasty, tasty delights race up a British driveway. One of those delish numbers was supposed to be a Ford RS200 Evolution 2, until it crashed directly into some hay bales.
If a lightweight and track-focused McLaren is what you want, then look away from this Lego 1:1 scale 720S because it is neither light nor would it hold up well in a crash. Indeed, it has no engine would be impossible to drive anyways.