Just because it's called a "safety car" doesn't mean it's always 100% safe. Any time you stick a slower vehicle out in front of faster-moving traffic, you're going to have trouble if everyone isn't paying attention. Here is a collection of pace car fails from over the years. »
Last weekend I got to try something new. I was asked if I could drive pace car for the Vintage Drivers Club of America during their weekend at Road Atlanta. The extent of my experience at RA was one parade lap around the track in a Mini and watching several Petit Le Mans from trackside. Sprinkle in my 24 Hours of… »
Due to the fact 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Cars were predicted to be a future collectible, many were put into long term storage and driven very rarely. This particular example was driven only 13 miles. »
Mercedes has unveiled the official SL63 AMG pace car and C63 wagon medical car for the 2008 Formula One series. The models' first race will be at the Australian GP in Melbourne next week. In addition to copious amounts of safety equipment, the SL63 has received performance upgrades to make it more capable on the track.
One of us had the opportunity yesterday to head down to the little city within a city of Speedway, IN to play a round of golf at the Brickyard Crossing golf course. But it wasn't just a round of golf. Nope, it was a round of golf where we were accompanied by a couple of quasi-media folks and a few Chevrolet-driving… »
Patrick Dempsey's finest hour as an actor may not have been playing Mike Damone on the short-lived TV version of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Likewise, it probably wasn't playing the randy teen gigolo Randy Bodek in the Movie "Loverboy," in which he both bedded Barbara Carrera and fled from angry husband Vic… »
It's not far off from being, literally, a thumbnail-sized shot, but some forum chatter indicates the image to the left could be that of the 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Pace Car edition. The post quotes a dealer, who reportedly said it'll get between 315hp and 320hp and 330 to 335 lb-ft. of torque (in contrast to… »
Yes, this is the car Davey's referring to in his LA missive that outs Jay Leno on a single "Brokeback Mountain" joke. Leno will drive this customized 2006 Corvette Z06 to pace the 48th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 19 that kicks off the Nextel Cup racing season. The Corvette pace car is mechanically identical to… »