Say it Isn't So! Jim Nabors Unable to Attend Indy 500


In a move shocking to Indiana residents and racing fans alike, Jim Nabors announced that he will be unable to attend the Indy 500 and sing Back Home in Indiana due to illness. Race fans in attendance and from around the world will be encouraged to sing in place of the heartland crooner via a live video satellite feed… » 5/25/07 1:30pm 5/25/07 1:30pm

300+ MPH Buckeye Bullet Hydrogen Fuel Cell Streamliner


A group of Ohio State University students are hoping to break the 300 mile per hour mark at Speed Week this August - using hydrogen. The Buckeye Bullet 2 will make history as first hydrogen fuel cell land speed streamliner to hit the long black line. The Buckeye Bullet 1 was the first electric vehicle to break the… » 5/11/07 2:15pm 5/11/07 2:15pm

Last Chance for 2007 Land Speed Record Tires

From a tiny karting carcass to a huge slick designed to go from a standing start to 300 plus miles per hour in under five seconds, tires are a crucial part of any racing machine. Tires are of particular concern on LSR monsters - especially those of the wheel-driven variety. Streamliners moving into and beyond the 300… » 4/18/07 3:30pm 4/18/07 3:30pm

Constructorial Angst: Spyker Weighs in on Independently-Sourced F1 Cars

The men in orange have joined the chorus against Super Aguri and Toro Rosso scoring constructors' points for using chassis sourced from Honda and Red Bull. In some ways, from a small team like Spyker, the point of view is understandable. Why should other teams be able to buy derivative chassis when they've committed… » 2/05/07 6:45pm 2/05/07 6:45pm

FIA Not Down With the Booger Sugar

Apparently the FIA has something against Colombia and its special brand of marching powder. While in pre-European Mexico, it was just fine for Montezuma to lay on the shore with his coca leaves and pearls, it is apparently not — in the sport-arbiting organization's estimation — okay to drive a racing car with traces… » 1/23/07 9:30pm 1/23/07 9:30pm

Uncork the 'Vettes: Autoextremist on ALMS Corvettes

According to Sweet Peet, GT1 in the American Le Mans Series will be a cakewalk for the Corvettes, so why not let them run wide-open and unrestricted at a couple of events? Instead of the damped-down configuration that still sent Aston home with its tail between its legs, not to return to the series, stonking 900hp… » 1/17/07 1:30pm 1/17/07 1:30pm

Dakarvergnugen! VW Takes Stage 7 of African Rally

Volkswagen's Giniel de Villiers blazed a path across Mauritania today on today's Zouerat-to-Atar stage, hijacking the lead from former WRC champeen Carlos Sainz, who finished third on the stage. Pope Benedict XVI's quotes on a glorious triumph of German precision were kept on the DL by the Vatican. » 1/12/07 10:30pm 1/12/07 10:30pm

Sheikhs Heart Driving Fast: Bahrain Buys 30% of McLaren F1 Group

If you produce the oil that powers the engines, why not own the whole damn car? Or at least a good slice of it? Turns out, the Kingdom of Bahrain's purchase is not unprecedented as Abu Dhabi owns 5% of Ferrari and 15% of Spyker. What does this mean for lay pistonheads like us? Just that F1 will continue to be… » 1/10/07 3:55am 1/10/07 3:55am

Steve Fossett Buys Spirit of America

He's a record-setting balloonist, sailor and pilot, and he's even run the 24 Heures du Mans. He's Steve Fossett, and he holds a fistful of records. And now, with the purchas of Spirit of America, he's going after the outright land speed record, hoping to take down the nearly-a-decade-old Thrust SSC record set by Andy… » 1/02/07 7:15pm 1/02/07 7:15pm