BMW Motorrad Does Cross Promotion, Military Discounts

You can tell it's getting into riding season now as BMW Motorrad is picking up steam in its promo activities. They're dropping BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld onto a spankin' new BMW HP2 Megamoto for some cross corporate shilling. We've been enjoying the twin delights of two-wheeled transport and 50+ MPG fuel… » 5/13/08 9:20am 5/13/08 9:20am

2008 BMW M3, Part Three

Why you should buy this car:
You like power, speed and reliability all wrapped up in a compact, five-seat package. You accept no imitations. You like driving. You loved your Porsche 911, but need room for baby seats. You don't need to brag.

Why you shouldn't buy this car:
You're likely to ask "What do you mean it… » 4/04/08 12:00pm 4/04/08 12:00pm

IndyCar League Makes Play for Relevance With F1-Style Qualification

Indy Racing League plans on rolling out a new gridification system during the upcoming St. Petersberg race and it will look a lot like the street racing version of things done over at Formula 1. Instead of being a one man one track run against the clock, cars will be slotted on the grid by way of elimination rounds.… » 4/02/08 4:00pm 4/02/08 4:00pm

Garage 419 Catches Clutch Change at 24 Hours of Daytona

The chaps at Garage 419 pulled embed duty at the 24 Hours of Daytona and they've got the behind the behind the scenes look at some of the action of the famed race. At 22 hours in, the top running Farnbacher Loles car had the clutch let go, signaling some unwanted garage time. The GT3 Cup car's team manages a swap in… » 3/11/08 3:14pm 3/11/08 3:14pm

1546 HP Twin Turbo Dodge Viper GTS Dyno Run

This has to be the loudest UPS truck we've ever heard. It's really important to notice during this dyno run how the hand held camera is shaking during one of the pulls. So it may not be quite as insane as the 2,200 hp quad turbocharged V8 we saw on Friday, but it's definitely more streetable, and has up to 100% more… » 2/25/08 9:45am 2/25/08 9:45am

Big Block With Four Turbos, Witty Headline Impossible

We had to reload this the first time it popped up, as we couldn't believe what our eyes were telling us. This serpentine piece of steel poetry is a 442 ci V8 sporting four independent turbochargers, all running through an intercooler. The entire system is modular and can be dropped into a drag-racing host as a single… » 2/22/08 12:15pm 2/22/08 12:15pm

2008 Daytona 500: Many of Final Laps Surprisingly Run Under Caution

Yeah, between laps 187 (on the mu f**n cop) and lap 192, things were tightly controlled by that Corvette Z06 Pace car. Making things incredibly exciting. Wait... hooooooooly crap look at the sparks form underneath Casey Mears' car, looks like the fourth of July in the poor kids neighborhood. Of course those sparklers… » 2/17/08 6:57pm 2/17/08 6:57pm

2008 Daytona 500: Lap 109, Sweet God in Heaven. It's More Than Half Over

Lap 80 saw some pace car action from "debris on the track", which is entirely less exciting than "massive fireball" or "barrel roll of death from hell", but it did give many of the competitors a chance to fuel up or re-tire. We're looking outside right now at Michigan's rain over snow at 46 degrees, while enviously watching… » 2/17/08 5:21pm 2/17/08 5:21pm

2008 Daytona 500: That Didn't Take Long, Denny Hamlin Steals Lead

It's lap 35, and while we didn't capture the moment it happened on Fox's Gopher Cam, Denny Hamlin (who?) has wrested the lead from his other template car drivin' buddies. We're on the edge of our seats and despite the overwhelming onslaught of "Built Ford Tough" ads, we're sticking with this bitchin' race... all the way » 2/17/08 4:15pm 2/17/08 4:15pm

Diesel Truck Pulling Laughs in Face of Fuel Economy

You know, getting 72 mpg in our nice 2007 Honda Civic diesel was fun and all, but somehow this appeals to us a lot more. There's at least one of us that grew up with this sport of kings as regular Friday night entertainment. Modified trucks with solid suspensions, fat tires, oversized injectors, bus turbos, eight or… » 2/15/08 1:15pm 2/15/08 1:15pm