This Is How They Fit Everything Into The Nissan ZEOD RC

The Nissan ZEOD RC, an all-electric race car based on the crazy DeltaWing, is still a wonder of packaging, despite the tiny size of electric motors. This X-ray of the car (note: not a real X-ray, they are not looking to fry the drivers, I hope) shows just how they fit it all in. » 4/24/14 10:40am Today 10:40am

Formula 1 And Off-Road Racing Won't Coexist In Russia This Year

The Silk Way is one of the biggest off-road races on Earth. Modeled after the Dakar Rally, it's been attracting huge off-road teams to Russia since since 2009. But this year the Russian government decided dealing with the Sochi F1 and the rally was too much. Guess which one got axed. » 4/23/14 3:57pm Yesterday 3:57pm

The Nurburgring, a Screaming Wife, and a Failing Saab.

The Nurburgring isn't so much a race track as it is an insane German roller coaster that you can fall off of at any moment. My wife, Kelty, sitting next to me, screaming for 11 minutes straight intensified this effect. Except, instead of a roller coaster scream she was screaming like she suddenly found herself on the… » 4/22/14 8:22pm Tuesday 8:22pm

An Open Letter to Sports Car “Fans” Rooting Against the Success of…

Stop it. Stop it right now. I mean it. I know you're upset that you don't get to see LMP1s racing in the regional racing series since the merger. I know that the first two races of the inaugural season of TUSCC had issues. I know that P2s haven't had much success against DPs. You've said it. You've said it a thousand… » 4/17/14 1:49pm 4/17/14 1:49pm

1964 Land Rover Races Were The Best, Britishest Shenanigans Ever

With all this talk about spaceships, self-driving off-roaders and see-through hoods, I think it's time to look back at why we fell in love with Land Rover in the first place— it's really the only vehicle for throwing down mudslingin' mayhem in peacoats and scally caps. » 4/15/14 3:17pm 4/15/14 3:17pm

Watch How Insanely Different Pitstops Were In 1950 Compared To Now

Pitstop strategy can make or break a race, and that hasn't changed since the early days. What has changed are the rules, regulations, technology, and crazy amounts of precision that go into modern stops. It's gone from one guy with a hammer, to this. » 4/13/14 1:00pm 4/13/14 1:00pm

Trying Out a 3D-Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Molded to Your Head

It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fueled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way. » 4/12/14 10:48am 4/12/14 10:48am

Cameron Waugh Dies During Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Tragedy has struck the world of desert racing once again with the death of British rider, Cameron Waugh. Details are currently few, but Waugh was found by KTM rider, Jakub Przygonski, who set off the satellite alarm and performed CPR "to the point of exhaustion," in a desperate and heart breaking bid to save Cameron's… » 4/07/14 6:19pm 4/07/14 6:19pm

Two Jalopnik Friends Just Won Their Class At The Nurburgring 6 Hours

The Rotek Racing team, led by friend of Jalopnik Robb Holland, and joined by other friend of Jalopnik Bill Caswell, along with multiple VLN-series victor Danny Kubasik, just won their class at the Nurburgring 6 Hours in an SP8 Audi RS4. Congrats guys! » 4/06/14 5:06pm 4/06/14 5:06pm