Help Fund This Abandoned Iowa Race Track's Glorious Comeback

Greenwood Roadway in Indianola, Iowa attracted enthusiasts from far and wide when it hosted SCCA and club races in the 1960s until it closed because of financial and safety issues. But the track, which may have inspired a famous Gran Turismo course, is on the verge of a big comeback. Now it needs your help. » 10/10/13 1:15pm 10/10/13 1:15pm

The Greenwood Revival: An Abandoned Racetrack in Iowa Has Its Day

For 50 years, the Greenwood Roadway sat amidst rolling hills near Indianola, Iowa, slowly being overgrown by prairie grasses. Its surfaced is cracked, and in some places it's gone altogether, but the nostalgic fondness for the three-mile circuit has not been lost on race fans across the Midwest. This all came to a head … » 6/10/13 1:48pm 6/10/13 1:48pm

An Abandoned Iowa Raceway Is Due For A Big Comeback This Weekend

A few months ago we told you about Greenwood Roadway, a long-abandoned racing circuit in Iowa that may have inspired a Gran Turismo course. This weekend, Greenwood will be abandoned no more, and the hills around the track will be filled with the sound of screaming engines once again. » 6/07/13 1:20pm 6/07/13 1:20pm

Porsche Purists Will Projectile Vomit When They See This Front-Engined …

Meet "Ratty Porsche," the greatest affront to the snooty club of Porsche purists we've ever seen. Chevy 454 up front, bagged frame in the middle, and dually tires out back. RWB eat your heart out. » 9/19/12 1:20pm 9/19/12 1:20pm

Kids Jump From Drunken Dad's Car

What do you get when you're so drunk that children start jumping out of you car? Arrested! And you get entered in our informal "world's best dad" competition. John S. Felix of Des Moines, Iowa clearly edges out BMW's Thomas Moser for his thrilling act of child endangerment. The local police noticed something awry when… » 11/12/07 12:00pm 11/12/07 12:00pm

Junk Car Law Ensures We're Not Moving to Windsor Heights, IA

The Windsor Heights city council has voted that inoperable vehicles must be kept inside. No more leaving your old RX-4 or 810 in the backyard with a fence around it, pal. You've gotta build an enclosure for that heap while you wait for the latest and greatest salvation from JC Whitney to get it back on the road. Kill… » 11/14/06 4:15pm 11/14/06 4:15pm

Austin Stays Golden, Drives From Ann Arbor to Colorado On E85

One of our resident reviewers proved you can go home again by getting some action from Jean Jennings. No, not like that. Austin went back to his old Automobile boss and picked up a gig driving an Impala solely on E85 from Michigan to the Coors brewery in Golden, where they not only brew beer, but manufacture ethanol.… » 8/31/06 3:30pm 8/31/06 3:30pm