Alfa Returns To America, A Famous Lola Returns To Auction, And The Morning Shift Returns To Jalopnik

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/12/13 9:11am 2/12/13 9:11am

Mazda Returns To Le Mans Next Year With McDreamy Skyactiv Diesel

Patrick Dempsey is your racing savior. The actor-turned-driver's team will campaign a Skyactiv diesel-powered LMP2 car in the 24 Hours Of Le Mans next year. Not only will this bring the famous automaker back to the place of its greatest motorsports victory, it'll help break Nissan's stranglehold on the LMP2 category. » 6/18/12 10:00am 6/18/12 10:00am

Aston Martin Bringing Lola B08/60 LMP1 To Le Mans

Nationalistic British race fans rejoice! Aston Martin will be entering into the top class at Le Mans, going head to head with the dominant Audi R10s. The decision to run in the class was made after new rule changes gave an advantage to production-based engines. The 6.0L V12 is the same engine used in the GT1 class… » 3/03/08 3:45pm 3/03/08 3:45pm

Humbert Humbert is Sad: Lola Says Goodbye to Champ Car

We've always loved Lola. But who wouldn't love a green-haired, tatted-up Oregon stripper (full nudity + alcohol) who pole-danced to Iron Maiden and Slayer, whose real love was erotic performance art? Oh wait, sorry. Cars, right. Eric Broadley's brainchild bore fruit on the American open-wheel circuit as early as… » 11/15/06 8:45am 11/15/06 8:45am

Two R10s Enter, One R10 Wins; Corvette, Lola, Panoz Round Out Sebring Class Victories

Two of the most hotly-anticipated prototype racers of the last um, uh, real long time made their full-series ALMS debuts at Sebring with mixed results. The pole-qualifying #2 Audi R10 of Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello took the race, while the #1 car, driven by Marco Werner, Frank Biela and Emanuele… » 3/19/06 12:24am 3/19/06 12:24am

Oh Mami! Lola's T70 Coupe Goes Back into Production

Oh, be still our engorged genitalia Lola's just announced the T70 Mk3b continuation series. First unleashed upon the racing world as an open car in Can-Am competition, the Mk3 coupe variant went on to win the Daytona 24 in '69 with none other than Mark Donohue and Chuck Parsons as pilots. Unlike Ford's GT-40 (which… » 12/19/05 4:24pm 12/19/05 4:24pm