Dispatches from Tokyo: Porsche 962 for the street, Tomica Shop, and ahead by a Toyota Century

The Tokyo Motor Show is a wonderful event, although the best thing about it this year was once again the parking lot. However, if you can escape for a bit, you might find something interesting. Like 13 Toyota 2000GTs in a hidden warehouse. And other stuff too. »11/09/15 11:22am11/09/15 11:22am

Formula One Double-Booked Le Mans Weekend With New Race In Garbage Dictatorship

Was the 2016 Formula One calendar specifically set up to spite the World Endurance Championship, or do the different FIA championships totally neglect to talk to each other? Either way, it’ll be hard to see many F1 crossover drives next year in WEC, as six of its nine races conflict with F1 dates. Ugh. Why?
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Dispatches from Hiroshima: lost in an NA Miata, at-speed in a LeMans-spec Lambo, up to my neck in Cosmos

It’s amazing where a bit of luck can land you. Over the last few days, I’ve found myself adrift without GPS on a sinuous bit of remote Japanese rural road, blitzing along in a Murcielago R-GT without ear protection, and the lone Westerner in a Mazda fan event numbering 1200 cars - and then Yojiro Terada broke out the… »9/24/15 1:11pm9/24/15 1:11pm

Porsche 962: Der Vorletzte Mittelmotor Rennwagen

The 1980s were a golden era for road racing both in the United States and Europe. The fields of cars were incredibly varied and competitive, the action was close, and the cars were FAST. No car was more dominant in endurance racing during this period than the legendary Porsche 962. Most race cars now have a… »9/23/15 1:49pm9/23/15 1:49pm

How Steve McQueen's Quest To Make The Perfect Racing Film Almost Ruined Him

Following the success of Bullitt, a film about the world’s most famous endurance race with Steve McQueen as its star should have been a hit. It wasn’t. Worse, making Le Mans cost McQueen his family, his company, and many of his friends. John McKenna, director of Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans, which will be shown… »9/14/15 3:52pm9/14/15 3:52pm

Motorsport Legend Guy Ligier Dead At 85

This past weekend was a sad weekend in the world of racing for many reasons, one of which was the fact that the world lost veteran driving ace Guy Ligier. It’s hard to find an endurance race today that doesn’t have at least one of his namesake prototypes. Per Sportscar365, he passed away Sunday at the age of 85. »8/25/15 1:23pm8/25/15 1:23pm

How Do You Win The 24 Hours Of Le Mans? Ask The Guys Who Did It

For two winners of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, this was one of the most uneventful races they’ve ever driven—and for that, they’re grateful. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a top-level Le Mans prototype or a road-car-based Corvette: the key to winning is to do everything as flawlessly as possible. »8/04/15 1:21pm8/04/15 1:21pm

Le Mans 24hrs Photo Extravaganza

Wow. Le Mans is a special event. I’ve been to Spa, the Nurburgring and Silverstone for their respective 24hrs, but none of them come close to this in terms of a spectacle. I would implore anyone reading, if you can get there, go. 2016 dates are already announced and its such a special event it is well worth any amount… »6/17/15 2:59pm6/17/15 2:59pm

One Hour Until The Fourza 2.4 Hours Of Le Mans

CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM. Our 2.4 hour long race at Le Mans in Fourza is one hour away. It’s too late to sign up at this point, but if you’re racing and need a refresher on the rules, click the link and read the post. If you’re not racing, watch us race on Twitch, the link for which will be posted very soon by… »6/14/15 3:36pm6/14/15 3:36pm

Why The Hell Would Anyone Watch A 24-Hour Car Race? An Explainer

It was at about 5:00 AM when even my cat, supposedly crepuscular, gave up and went to sleep. I could see his little cat brain trying to reason out what could cause me to stare at my laptop watching seemingly nothing happen for hours. It was a look of pity. If only I could explain to him what he was missing. »6/12/15 3:18pm6/12/15 3:18pm