'Street Racing' At 130 Miles An Hour With No Seatbelts Or Roll Cage

Not only are these guys racing in the streets at speeds up to 130 miles an hour with no belts or rollcages, it's all legal. » 2/13/15 1:31pm 2/13/15 1:31pm

Tiny Cars With Lots Of A-Peel: The P50 and Trident Story

We're all familiar with the wonderful Peel P50, the smallest production car ever made. But, what's the deal with Peel? Turns out, it's an interesting story. The teeny microcar wasn't the first automobile with a Peel badge, nor would it be the last. And, despite being one of the slowest motor vehicles ever, Peel's name… » 11/07/14 7:05pm 11/07/14 7:05pm

This Is Subaru's Entire Crazy Record Lap Of The Isle Of Man TT Course

Subaru likes the Isle of Man. They like it so much that they go to the island during the motorcycle race in order to set their own record. This year, they broke their own record by doing the 37 mile lap in 19 minutes, 15 seconds. This is the driver's view of that lap. It. Is. Riveting. » 6/27/14 2:58pm 6/27/14 2:58pm

This Is How Subaru Broke The Isle Of Man Record In A 2015 WRX STI

In 2011, a Subaru WRX STI driven by Mark Higgins made history with a 19 minute, 37 second lap around the Isle of Man TT's Snaefell Mountain Course at 115.356 MPH. This year, he broke that record in a 2015 WRX STI. Now we can see and hear how that happened. » 6/20/14 6:29pm 6/20/14 6:29pm

72 hours of life, death, and racing at the Isle of Man TT

Max Prince spent 72 hours trying to figure out what makes the world's deadliest motorsport event, the Isle of Man TT, the unstoppable juggernaut of motorcycle racing that it is—and why it'd take an act of God or a nuclear event to stop the race, despite its human toll. » 6/09/14 12:02pm 6/09/14 12:02pm

In Pursuit Of A Perfect Lap At The World's Most Dangerous Race Course

What happens when you put a 2015 Subaru WRX STI with a three-time British rally champion on the most dangerous race track in the world and tell him to set a word record? You get a world record. It may sound simple, but having seen it first hand I can tell you it's anything but. » 6/06/14 1:30pm 6/06/14 1:30pm

Subaru Broke The Isle Of Man TT Record, Again

Mark Higgins wasn't satisfied with his previous record set on Wednesday, so he took out his 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX STI again around the 37 mile TT course and set a new one at 117,5 mph. » 6/06/14 8:53am 6/06/14 8:53am

Subaru Sets New Isle Of Man Record With 116.40 MPH In A Subaru WRX STI

Subaru sent Mark Higgins to the Isle of Man again in a new WRX STI to beat his own record around the Tourist Trophy course. Which he just did, doing an average of 116.40 mph on that crazy circuit. That's roughly as fast as Stirling Moss on acid. » 6/04/14 7:41am 6/04/14 7:41am

Subaru Wants To Ruin Their Record At The World's Craziest Race Circuit

In 2011, Mark Higgins set a lap record of 19 minutes, 56.7 seconds on the public roads that make up the Isle of Man TT course, the world's most dangerous and insane racing circuit. Next month they're taking the 2015 WRX STI back to the Isle of Man to do it all again. And we'll be there. » 5/08/14 9:49am 5/08/14 9:49am

Eighteen Minutes In Hyperspace: Onboard An IOM TT Superbike

This is Michael Dunlop on lap 3 of the 2013 Isle of Man TT's Monster Energy Supersport Race 2. Or, put another way, it's 18 minutes in hyperspace. » 3/19/14 1:06pm 3/19/14 1:06pm

The Unbelievable Roads Of The 1984 Manx Rally

The '84 Manx Rally is still interesting for the variety of cars up for contention. There's an Audi Quattro, sure, but there's everything else from an AE86 Corolla, a couple Opel Mantas, and a V8 Rover Vitesse. I'm not sure there's been a bigger top-level rally car in the past three decades. But it's the roads that… » 2/24/14 11:00pm 2/24/14 11:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson's $2 million home vandalized

Vandals tossed the fence Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson erected around his Isle of Man vacation home into the ocean after a dispute over a walking trail he diverted. Maybe the anti-fence crusaders didn't like being called "militant dog walkers." » 4/04/11 10:15am 4/04/11 10:15am

The Rotationally Symmetrical License Plate

LOL–707 has a rare trick: twofold rotational symmetry. Turn it around a point in the middle of the dash separating the letters from the digits and you end up with the same license plate. » 10/28/10 9:30am 10/28/10 9:30am

I Dated Mike Hailwood

Legendary motorcycle racer and Formula 1 driver Mike Hailwood was a hero. Elizabeth McCarthy knew him better than most — she dated and loved him before his tragic death. She touchingly wrote about Hailwood, and their lives, for 8W. —Ed. » 5/13/10 3:30pm 5/13/10 3:30pm

Jeremy Clarkson's Beach House: A Vacation From Speed Limits

Jeremy Clarkson's beach may lead to the frigid waters of the Irish Sea, but the nearby roads lead to driving nirvana — the Top Gear presenter's property is a lighthouse on the speed-limit-free Isle of Man. » 5/12/10 12:30pm 5/12/10 12:30pm

The Most Unnecessarily Dramatic Clip Show Ever

Rallying, surfing, drifting, and more, all of it set to Oh My God the Suspense music and played in slow motion. It's Michael Bay flick meets Top Gear turned up to eleven. Thrill or bore? You be the judge. » 2/05/10 7:00pm 2/05/10 7:00pm

The Stig Blogs About The Nissan GT-R

The guys at Top Gear Magazine are doing a comparison test of supercars on the Isle of Man, and while they're at it they've been blogging their driving impressions. That's all well and good, but when it came time for everyone's favorite anonymous racing driver, The Stig, to tell us all what he thinks of the Nissan… » 8/07/08 3:45pm 8/07/08 3:45pm

Sabbath, Gixxer, Isle of Man

"Mad Sunday" on the Isle of Man must truly be one of the most epic examples of common men allowed to live their boy-racer fantasies. It opens a section of the course to the general public, allowing Joe Hooligan and his Speed Triple to hoon it through the misty Manx mountains, risking life, limb and the pursuit of… » 6/11/07 1:15pm 6/11/07 1:15pm