Yesterday, Gearhead-Americans were alarmed to learn that, buried in a massive, 600+ page EPA document called Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles–Phase 2 was a clarification to a rule that could, potentially, let the EPA restrict emissions on street…
If an alarming press release from the aftermarket barons at SEMA is to be believed, our days turning street cars into race-build track cars are numbered, thanks to a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. Naturally, we are skeptical, because despite what SEMA says, it’s not exactly clear yet what’s…
The question raised by today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Probe is would you consider campaigning a front-wheel drive race car? The answer might just influence whether or not you think this Ford’s price already puts it in the winner’s circle.
Chris Harris does what he does in Renault’s RS 01 racecar - that definitely isn’t an Audi R8, definitely - and sells me on a car I would never dream of being able to afford or use.
[The new race-ready Cayman GT4 Clubsport is nice and all, but we’re still smitten with the original mid-engine Porsche racer. Here are three 1970 Porsche 914/4 GTs. You’re welcome. Photo credit: Porsche]
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…
My first reaction upon experiencing a full throttle pull from the passenger seat was to mutter, “fucking hell…”, and then burst out laughing.
Multiple sources who have gotten their hands on the iOS 9.1 beta are now reporting that Apple included its most important emoji additions yet. Not only are track-ready snacks such as tacos and burritos part of the release, but rejoice, motorsports PR wonks everywhere: there are finally “racing car” and “racing…
How do you pronounce Renault - Ray-Know or Reh-Nalt? No matter how you say it, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe GTA spells fun as it’s described as a turn-key SCCA F-SP racer. Will its price however, spell value?
See that big, ungainly mass of wheels and boiler and smokestack there? That beast is the direct ancestor to every hyper-advanced F1 car, every NASCAR brute, every rallycross hot hatch, every racecar that exists today or ever has existed. Because that beast is very likely the first purpose-built racecar ever, and it’s…
There’s been some pretty awful news in the world lately, so I think it’s appropriate to take a moment to consider something that will help restore some faith in humankind. For that purpose, I submit this picture, from the late ‘60s, of Gene Berg’s Little But Quick dragster and his transporter Beetle.
With a curved wing that looks like an angry scorpion’s tail from the side and a splitter that could be used to grate Paul Bunyan’s cheese, every single detail of the insanely buttressed Ford GT race car just looks right. Especially in person.
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…
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.
I ran into Volkswagen Belgium's Flickr page at random and got amazed how they partied at Spa-Francorchamps for 25 hours in 2011.
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.
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.
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.