Ok, yeah, so this is extremely awesome.
If you were in the Northeast this past weekend like me, you were probably freezing your butt off. Better get ready folks: winter is coming. Time to dig out those snow tires and start planning for the war on massive snowfalls.
How do you get a 2015 Mustang to tear things up on a frozen lake? You're going to need some custom 20" tires with 3200 studs fitted by hand. Yes, this is crazy wonderful.
Say goodbye to the Mercedes ML63. In 2016, it graduates to G-Class, becoming the GLE63, so we took one of the last hopped-up mini Mercs to Lime Rock Park's Winter Autocross see if the off-road Geländewagen badge is deserved. Here are five thoughts we had while hooning the bejesus out of a $114,000 race car…
Did you miss Sweden's Speed Weekend On Ice last month? So did we, but photographer Lars Mårtensson was there and he got an absolutely incredible gallery of the ridiculous machines driving, skating, and rocket-boosting their way across this frozen lake.
On a crisp Sunday morning at the end of February I was fortunate enough to have finally amassed the right set of items/abilities to be able to participate in one of the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club's fabled ice races. If you know me personally you would know that I have been trying to attend one of these ice races…
I have one problem in my life (and ONLY one problem, don't talk about the Other Thing), and that is that I both don't have an ice-racing race car, nor do I live near an ice racing track, and also, it is winter. But I just heard about ice karting, and now it is all I want to do forever and ever into eternity.
You know a sport is tough when the announcer is frankly amazed everyone made it out of the competition alive. And it's 1955.
I'm often surprised that people haven't heard about BMW's AWD E30s.
You can't really drift a front-drive car on pavement. On ice, though? No problem for a rally driver.
Take one FSAE car, add some studded Hoosiers, and find a frozen lake. That's how University of Saskatchwan does its testing.
While winter storms batter the country with sleet, ice, snow, and freezing rain, we should all be staying inside and away from civilization to stay safe. That being said, when everything calms down an opportunity for racing abounds. Ice racing, that is.
Take one hugely powerful ice racing Camaro. Line it up against a classic E30 M3. Put them on a snow-covered dirt track. Who's faster?
While they were certainly nowhere near the 200 mph mark, Hoon of the day could just as well go to BMW Classic this time, who brought multiple motorcycle world champion and touring car champion Johnny Cecotto to the ninth Historic Ice Trophy accompanied by his son, the promising Venezuelan talent who you might know…
One frozen lake. One set of homemade studded tires. One small block Chevy V8. Perfect recipe, am I right?
Yes, it's Alain Prost. Le Professeur, rival of Senna, four-time Formula One World Champion. Here he is doing backwards entries, sliding his heavily-modified Dacia that has brought him two championship wins in Andros Trophy ice racing.
You think a Saab only looks right on snow? Think again!
My grandfather was quite the rally and ice-racing fanatic back in the 1950s and 1960s (running mostly Porsche 356s and Saab 93s) and now I've got a couple of his 8mm movies, shot in 1960.
Those crazy Minnesotans aren't going to let a little 20-below weather stop them from taking their Saabs and MGAs out for some racing, you betcha! My grandfather, a proud St. Paul native, was serious about rally madness and ice-racing lunacy back in the 50s and 60s, and he'd probably still be doing it today at age 91…