Racing and Wrenching the Old School Way: An Interview With Pike's Peak Racer Wil Kitchens

These days, it seems that F1 is raced exclusively by genetically engineered, corporately sponsored, superhumans. Look at Lewis Hamilton and tell me he wasn’t designed in a lab in some sub-basement of McLaren. All of the top tier boys got a Nomex onesie before they could walk, and their stroller had a HANS device. The… »9/01/15 10:32pm9/01/15 10:32pm

Five Thoughts We Had Hooning the Last ML63 AMG at a Winter Autocross

Say goodbye to the Mercedes ML63. In 2016, it graduates to G-Class, becoming the GLE63, so we took one of the last hopped-up mini Mercs to Lime Rock Park's Winter Autocross see if the off-road Geländewagen badge is deserved. Here are five thoughts we had while hooning the bejesus out of a $114,000 race car… »3/17/15 2:18pm3/17/15 2:18pm

How Not To Ice Race

On a crisp Sunday morning at the end of February I was fortunate enough to have finally amassed the right set of items/abilities to be able to participate in one of the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club's fabled ice races. If you know me personally you would know that I have been trying to attend one of these ice races… »3/08/15 1:35pm3/08/15 1:35pm

A CUV with a CVT a hoonmobile? I call BS

Don't be too sure of that statement. Many of us laugh in the face of a CVT, or even more so at the new WRX CVT, "a rally car with a CVT, the heck you say" this quote was directly taken from one of out more proper commentators. But since announcing it, many have wondered if you can really hoon a car with a CVT? I… »2/11/14 9:45am2/11/14 9:45am

How to make it to Indy, no experience necessary. Or allowed.

So you want to be a professional race car driver, but you don’t have actual racing experience, there are no billionaires in your family and a fracking company didn’t just knock on your door. I’ve got just the thing for you, and it’s not a psychiatric evaluation. It’s called the Skip Barber Racing School Indycar… »10/14/13 1:42pm10/14/13 1:42pm

How One Australian Town Helped A Doomed Plane Win History's Greatest Air Race

Lost in a thunderstorm over southeastern Australia, Captain R.D. Parmentier and his crew were desperately trying to find a place to land the big DC2 airliner. They were just a few hundred miles from the finish of an epic 11,300-mile race from London to Melbourne and the storm had rendered their communications… »5/04/12 12:00pm5/04/12 12:00pm