Watch Circuit Of The Americas Become A Giant Slip-N-Slide For Cars

If there's a do-not-miss set of races to watch from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Circuit of the Americas, it's the touring car group: TC, TCA and TCB. The craziest race of them all was the last TCB (or B-Spec) race from the weekend where these small, hyper-aggressive little cars bump and spin in the wet. » 3/16/15 9:02am 3/16/15 9:02am

Kart Racing In The Rain Is Drifting Insanity At Its Finest

It's hard enough to keep a regular car pointed in the right direction on track in the rain. What about a tiny little go-kart with dinky wheels, no suspension, and your butt mere inches off the ground? Oh, yes. This is nuts. » 12/12/14 10:20pm 12/12/14 10:20pm

V8 Supercars Turned Into A Sliding Mess As Torrential Rains Poured In

The Sydney NRMA 500 at the Olympic Park is already one of the most challenging street courses on the V8 Supercars schedule. Adding to that challenge today was a torrential downpour that engulfed the course in darkness within minutes, causing the race to end under a red flag. » 12/08/14 2:36pm 12/08/14 2:36pm

Here We Go Again: V8 Supercars' Finale Is Suspended For Being Soggy Wet

V8 Supercars' second race for the day of the Sydney NRMA 500 has just been red flagged on lap 45 due to torrential downpours. It's a complete mess out there with too much standing water for even wet tires to deal with. Flooding has been reported in pit lane. » 12/07/14 1:26am 12/07/14 1:26am

Watch Porsche GT3 Cups Become Bumper Cars At Road Atlanta

I mentioned yesterday that it had just started raining before the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge season finale and thus, the series' season ender was probably worth a watch. Rain races are always great, but HOLY CRAP! I didn't expect to see the world's most expensive Slip-N-Slide. » 10/04/14 3:00pm 10/04/14 3:00pm

Night Rain, Stock Sports

NASCAR has recently announced its new rule package for 2015, which - among many - includes rain tires and all sorts of accessories to be deployed in case of wet conditions at road courses. Sounds great on the surface, but the ultimate question is: why? » 9/27/14 10:33am 9/27/14 10:33am

Don't Drive 1,000 MPH: Raindrops Will Destroy Your Windshield

Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD's What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car's windshield. Lesson learned: don't drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive. » 4/26/14 10:20am 4/26/14 10:20am

This Is Not A Photograph

This isn't a photograph, a photoshop, or a digital illustration. This view through a rain-soaked car windshield is actually an oil painting by Gregory Thielker. It's amazing. And there are more. » 10/15/10 9:30am 10/15/10 9:30am

Jenson Button, Brawn GP Win Rain-Soaked, Red-Flagged Malaysian Grand…

Following his second pole, Jenson Button of Brawn GP maintains his immaculate record in a race suspended after 31 laps of torrential rain. BMW's Nick Heidfeld and Toyota's Timo Glock round out an unusual podium. » 4/05/09 11:00am 4/05/09 11:00am

New York Auto Show: Jeep Unveils New Retractable Hand, Umbrella For The…

In addition to the new sliding canvas roof all the media is abuzz about, there's apparently another option we can get on the new 2008 Jeep Liberty. It seems you can get a retractable arm and umbrella to keep the rain and sun out once you've got the roof up — or something like that. » 4/05/07 1:19pm 4/05/07 1:19pm