Baja racing is a nuanced spur of motorsports that combines adventure travel, extreme endurance, and hundreds of miles of high-stakes problem-solving down Mexico’s western peninsula. Here’s a look at what the Baja 500 really looks like from a small family team’s perspective.
To get fired up for the 2016 Dakar Rally in January, the Red Bull racing team has trotted out their entire squadron of enormous off-road racing trucks, longtravel cars and motorcycles and oh my god I’m already sweating.
A new Bentley is nice, but a true gentleman racer has a few years under its wheels. [Image: Bentley]
Six men are driving 1,500 horses across a Mexican wasteland. On a tight schedule to make town, they’ll cut though plenty of danger, dust and drinking before the week’s out. It’s not a John Wayne movie, it’s a Baja prerun—the drive ahead of a huge off-road race. If you think the west isn’t wild anymore, this will…
Land Rover Defenders don’t usually go fast. But when they do, they look hilarious, unstoppable, and way too much fun.
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…
Robby Gordon and Sheldon Creed are basically showing you what Stadium Super Trucks is all about right here; insane driving talent plus hilarious antics. I could watch this all day.
When the Christmas book rankings were released in 2014, it came as a shock to many that a certain truck mechanic from Grimsby had outsold Hilary Clinton’s greatly anticipated memoir ‘Hard Choices’. Bookshops all across London were asking, “who is this Guy Martin?”, “where has he come from?” and, “was he the bloke on…
Among the amazing field of refined European sports cars at the Nürburgring, there’s this big ol’ slab of American iron towing race cars around... because Falken Motorsport obviously knows how to build a bad ass support truck.
How freaking fierce is this 2015 Mint 400 crash!? A Class 1 buggy came off a big bump right next to the Vest Racing trophy truck, slamming it with just the right force and angle to send it careening into next week. Photog Eric Minks was perfectly positioned to shoot a whole roll of the action.
You won't recognize Jordan Townsend from a Wheaties box, but he's competing at some of the highest level off-road races in America. He's traveling the country, racing, and better: he's winning. All that with a family and a day job. What's your excuse?
You're really doing yourself a disservice by forgetting to follow desert racing. It's dramatic, it's dynamic, and it's a lot easier to spectate than you think. The 2015 Mint 400 will tear across the sands of Nevada next month, and here's more evidence that you have to watch it.
Johnson Valley, California hosts some of the wildest and most accessible off-road racing events in America. That's fun to watch, but when the sun goes down things get downright batshit out there. See a new side of the desert in this gallery of eye candy.
Watching a live race in any league of motorsport is one of the best possible ways to spend a day, but embedding yourself in the windblown beer-spillin' sunsoaked insanity that is the desert race atmosphere can change your life. For the better, if you do it right.
The axle-busting rock-crushing 14-hour off-road endurance event known as the 2015 King Of The Hammers kicks off at 8:00AM PST and will be raging across Johnson Valley, California until 10 PM tonight. Watch the whole thing right here for free!
You know all the really cool motorsports that we don't really see on TV right now, like the World Touring Car Championship and the World Endurance Championship? That's all about to change: European-based Motors TV is looking to expand into North and South America.
Super Tex, aka AJ Foyt, aka one of America's most successful home grown race car drivers, turns 80 today. Here he is backhanding fellow Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk in the face.
The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is more spaceship than race car. The tech, the sound, and the look all combine to make something that is totally different than you've ever seen. So what's it like to drive? Insane.