Carl Haas, one of the men behind the highly successful Newman/Haas Racing team and numerous other motorsports entities, passed away last week at the age of 86, reports Racer. Haas passed away at home with his family after a long illness.
On Monday, June 13th motorcyclist Damian Taylor was knocked off his 1982 Suzuki by an unidentified car, succumbing to blunt force trauma injuries and passing away shortly after. Police were seeking help tracking down the driver involved, and after a few days of searching seem to have done so.
At the famed Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, the Snaefell Mountain Course claimed its 249th and 250th fatalities in the same day on Monday.
Moto2 SAG Team rider Luis Salom died following a fall in Free Practice 2 for this weekend’s Catalunya Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, reports MotoGP. Salom was 24.
CBS news legend and 60 Minutes star Morley Safer died today at age 84, only a week after he retired from the show, reports USA Today. Safer filed more than 900 reports in his 46 years as 60 Minutes’ longest-running correspondent, one of which was this delightful visit to the Lamborghini factory in Italy.
Michael Czysz, motorcycle racer and designer of several revolutionary bikes through his MotoCzysz company, died Saturday following a long battle with a rare form of cancer, reports Roadracing World. Czysz was 52.
Two Florida men were found dead in a camper on the Talladega Superspeedway campgrounds on Sunday afternoon, reports the Tallahassee Democrat. Officials do not suspect foul play in their deaths, however, autopsies are being done by the state forensics lab to determine the cause of death.
Five-time International Hot Rod Association world champion and reigning Professional Drag Racing Association champion Ronnie Davis died of injuries sustained in an airborne qualifying accident Saturday at Rockingham Dragway, per a PDRA statement. Davis was qualifying for the Top Sportsman class in the PDRA Spring…
Thousands of citizens lined streets in Prince William County, Virginia Monday night to observe an immense police procession in tribute to 28-year-old police officer Ashley Guindon. She was killed in the line of duty on her first full day as a cop.
Everyone has lusted after a Pontiac G8 Sport Truck at some point in their miserable boring lives. [Photo: Pontiac (RIP), 2010]
With NASCAR’s Daytona 500 this weekend, the sport also marks the 15th anniversary of the death of one of its most legendary drivers: the Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt. While his fatal crash at the 2001 Daytona 500 was tragic and unexpected, it launched an increased focus on racing safety that has saved the lives of…
The Cadillac ELR is dead. No, that’s not a battery joke. It’s going out of production and never coming back, kids. For a car (controversially) advertised as “creating its own luck” and believing “anything is possible,” a Cadillac electric coupe is apparently not successful or lucky enough to last more than two years.
“I want you to remember, Scion, in all the years to come... in your most private moments... I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.”
It’s official: Toyota’s ostensibly youth-oriented brand, Scion, will come to an end this year. Starting this fall all Scion models will be re-badged as Toyotas instead, the company announced today.
Here’s a different kind of distracted driving: Michigan state police say a Detroit driver fatally crashed while watching porn on his phone. The unnamed driver was ejected from the sunroof of his 1996 Toyota Corolla. He was not wearing his seatbelt, nor pants, police said.
When you think “fastest land animal,” what do you think of? American Pharaoh? Usain Bolt? Nope, until today that title belonged to Sarah, a cheetah who lived at the Cincinnati Zoo. Sarah died today at age 15.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
The first woman to drive in Formula One, Maria Teresa de Filippis, passed away Saturday at the age of 89. According to Motorsport.com, she made five attempts to qualify a privateer Maserati 250F in 1958 and 1959, and started three races in the car.