A Journey to Not Be Repeated

So I recently took a trip to New Orleans for my birthday and St. Patrick's day, but that has little relevance to the story. Where we shall begin is when my girlfriend and I left New Orleans, we did not return home to Philadelphia, no we flew to Orlando to meet a gentleman, term used very loosely, about a car. This… » 3/24/15 5:32pm Tuesday 5:32pm

Porsche Will Build A Cayman GT4 Race Car

In proof that Porsche loves us and wants us to be happy, they didn't just slap "GT4" badges on the back of the latest, greatest Cayman for the lulz. According to Sportscar365, they're going to build a race car out of it. » 3/09/15 10:09am 3/09/15 10:09am

The Fun Cup Is How VW Parties In Europe And How We All Should

The Best Racing Specials

This is the only Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupé from 1962. It was built because, while the original car was fast, engineers knew they could make it faster. » 10/08/13 4:22pm 10/08/13 4:22pm

The NASCAR Chase to the Sprint Cup is broken and I'm bitter.


(Preface: I've been a Jeff Gordon fan for as long as I can remember so if this next post seems biased, kindly find the nearest garbage disposal, stick your dominant hand in, and flip the switch to the 'On' position) » 9/08/13 11:52pm 9/08/13 11:52pm

Driving A Tuned Civic On An F1 Track With A Hangover Is Fun

An invitation to the Hungaroring. An old but cleverly tuned Honda Civic to drive. A mixer friend's birthday the night before. The recipe for my first drive at a Formula-1 track. » 9/06/13 4:30pm 9/06/13 4:30pm

The New NSX Race Car Looks Like An Angry Transformer

Honda has unveiled the NSX Concept-GT, a racing machine they're going to enter into the GT500 class of the 2014 SUPER GT Series in Japan. It still looks badass and makes us want the 2015 Acura NSX that much more. » 8/16/13 9:37am 8/16/13 9:37am

Historic races are ear-shatteringly, crisis-inducing fun.

On a whim, I drove up to Portland on Sunday to check out the yearly historic races that happen at Portland International Raceway. It's incredible I haven't lost my hearing, since I don't want anything to come between the glorious scream of the old beasts and my ears. » 7/04/13 1:32am 7/04/13 1:32am

STOLEN - EuroSport ACC Trailer & 1975 Yellow VW Rabbit w/1.8 20V engine…

Please pass this around the carverse! Vic @ EuroSport ACC in Anaheim, Ca reported today that the shops famous 1975 MK1 Rabbit that can be seen below, was stolen from their gated and locked facility early this morning (6-19-13 @ 0310). Please help as you have before and get the this word out to the masses and lets get… » 6/19/13 7:58pm 6/19/13 7:58pm

For $5,000, Because Racecar

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jetta is set up for street and track, and is claimed to done double duty in both SCCA Time Trials and as a daily driver. That makes it a great car to let you run what’cha brung, but is it price equally accommodating? » 6/11/13 8:00am 6/11/13 8:00am

The Privately Designed Car That Beat Porsche At Le Mans

In 1980, a tiny French team's boss sat into the car he designed himself and pushed the pedal to the floor as long as he could so his co-driver could finish the 24 Hours Of Le Mans two laps ahead of Porsche's turbocharged 908/80 with Jacky Ickx and Reinhold Joest behind its wheel. Ickx (first) announced his retirement… » 3/25/13 4:41pm 3/25/13 4:41pm

This Alpine Is Going To Le Mans

While this race car wearing Alpine's traditional livery is powered by Nissan's VK45 V8 engine, everything else about it is very French. Hopefully, that won't mean that it will surrender before the end of the 24th hour. » 3/22/13 12:45pm 3/22/13 12:45pm

The "Spirit of Lemons" Plane has debuted!

Not long ago, Jeff Bloch (AKA "Speedycop") and his possey rolled into CMP. As is usual for Jeff, utter ridiculous-ness is the name of the game. The "press ban" of his plane build from the last few months is finally lifted, and the first photos are flyin' in from the racetrack - literally! » 3/15/13 4:22pm 3/15/13 4:22pm

The Best Race Cars Turned Road Cars

It takes a very special breed of machines to succeed on a racetrack after satisfying the public as a road car. I'm not talking about silhouette car nonsense here, but factory cars that can be turned to eleven thanks to their brilliant engineering. You know, like the McLaren F1 and all the others of that era. » 2/25/13 3:36pm 2/25/13 3:36pm

3 hours, 700 Pictures and 3 dead batteries later: An Enthusiast's First…

So Watkins Glen put's on this event every year in September, The SVRA Vintage Gran Prix. I never heard anything about it till last year, and it immediately sparked my intrest. Vintage Race cars? Racing? Sign me up for that. » 2/22/13 1:31pm 2/22/13 1:31pm

The First 40 Years Of Motor Racing

Henry Ford famously said that "auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built". While he was probably right, it definitely started before he build his second Quadricycle in 1898, featuring chain drive and a whopping 20 mph top speed. » 12/19/12 4:40pm 12/19/12 4:40pm

First 3D-Printed Racecar Is Real And Real Fast

As many of you already know, I'm a big fan of 3D printing, especially for its potential for use for cars and car parts. So when reader Kevin sent us this article about "the world's first 3D printed racecar" I was very, and possibly visibly, interested. » 9/03/12 10:00am 9/03/12 10:00am

How To Use Rockets To Make The Ultimate Handling Car

There's been a number of rocket-powered cars, and while they're all pretty fun, they're basically only good for one thing: going fast, in a straight line. » 8/22/12 2:00pm 8/22/12 2:00pm

This Twin-Engined Escort Is A Little Lamborghini

A couple weeks back I asked for people to "go nuts, and then send me some pictures", and the good news is some of you did. The better news is the pictures have so far been of cars and not grainy pictures of genitals, which on the Internet is a big deal. This week I'd like to feature the work of one particularly… » 7/19/12 4:00pm 7/19/12 4:00pm