Watch This 2015 Mustang Rip A Frozen Lake With 20" Hand-Studded Tires

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. » 3/19/15 10:20pm 3/19/15 10:20pm

Five Thoughts We Had Hooning the Last ML63 AMG at a Winter Autocross

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… » 3/17/15 2:18pm 3/17/15 2:18pm

Every Vehicle Is Crazier Than The Last At Sweden's Wackiest Ice Race

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. » 3/12/15 6:05pm 3/12/15 6:05pm

How Not To Ice Race

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… » 3/08/15 1:35pm 3/08/15 1:35pm

Ice Karting Is A Real Thing And It's All I Want To Do Right Now

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. » 2/03/15 12:40pm 2/03/15 12:40pm

Was This Really The World's Most Dangerous Sport?

You know a sport is tough when the announcer is frankly amazed everyone made it out of the competition alive. And it's 1955. » 1/06/15 2:43pm 1/06/15 2:43pm

This FWD Ford Fiesta Rally Car Puts Your RWD Drift Machine To Shame

You can't really drift a front-drive car on pavement. On ice, though? No problem for a rally driver. » 10/23/14 11:17pm 10/23/14 11:17pm

The Craziest Ice Racing Videos Of All Time

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. » 12/08/13 4:03pm 12/08/13 4:03pm

What's Faster On Snow: A Beater Camaro Or A BMW M3?

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? » 3/15/13 1:00pm 3/15/13 1:00pm

BMW Went Ice Racing With A 2002 TI

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… » 1/29/13 1:40pm 1/29/13 1:40pm

An F1 Champ On Ice Will Give You Vertigo

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. » 3/14/12 1:00pm 3/14/12 1:00pm

Minnesota, 1960: Corvairs Battle For Ice Racing Supremacy With…

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. » 1/27/09 4:30pm 1/27/09 4:30pm

Minnesota, February 1967: Let's Go Racing!


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… » 3/28/08 4:00pm 3/28/08 4:00pm

SEE: Studs on Ice!

Okay, true, the title brings to mind Peter North lying on a slab in the morgue, but seeing as it's the middle of the summer, we thought we'd bring you a little gallery of ice racing action from February's AMEC Studs on Ice race. Just flip the canned air upside down, spray it all over the face of the monitor, and feel… » 8/01/05 1:51pm 8/01/05 1:51pm

New Frontiers in Ice Racing

Not since the old car-vs.-train battles that raged across Europe in the early part of the last century has a more exciting speed contest been waged between two disparate modes of transit. In this case, it's ice skates vs. Quattro. Audi DTM driver Frank Stippler hopped behind the wheel of a new RS4, while German speed… » 7/25/05 3:56pm 7/25/05 3:56pm