Are The French Discriminating Against NASCAR Driver Robby Gordon?

American Ex-NASCAR driver Robby Gordon was killing it in the opening days of the grueling Dakar 2012 race in South America until a run-in with French favorite Stephane Peterhansel. Then the French-based governing body disqualified Gordon while letting Peterhansel get a pass despite nearly running over a motorcyclist. » 1/12/12 2:00pm 1/12/12 2:00pm

The 2013 Mini Roadster Is The Coupe's Sorority Girlfriend

There may be too many Minis. There, I've said it. This is the sixth. But if we must have another, why not a tiny two-seater convertible? It's cold comfort (until you turn on the heater) but at least the new Mini Roadster is heading in the right direction, size-wise, getting ever-so-slightly smaller than the Mini… » 1/10/12 9:00am 1/10/12 9:00am

How to beg your way into a Group B rally car

At the top of Goodwood is the rally paddock and a 2 minute, 20-second forest stage that I raced down in Ken Block's Ford Fiesta. It was awesome, but the moment I got out of Ken's car I ran straight to the Group B paddock and started begging for rides. I'm riding in a Group B if it's the last thing I do. » 7/15/11 10:30am 7/15/11 10:30am

The Cooper Coupe is the Mini two-seater we've always wanted

As expected, Mini is bringing to market the car they always should have built — the Mini Cooper Coupe (first unveiled way back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show). It's a two-door, two-seater potentially able to take a tiny shot across the bow of the super-compact sports car class. Daddy like. Well, as long as Daddy… » 6/06/11 8:30am 6/06/11 8:30am

David Bowie’s art Mini is a subversive kind of awesome

The mirror plated supercar is a quintessential part of Gulf Arab car culture, along with the Transformers Camry and the fetishistic application of negative camber. When applied by Britain’s eternal and chamaeleonic rock star David Bowie to a plain old Mini, including all its windows, it becomes something else entirely. » 5/31/11 1:15pm 5/31/11 1:15pm