Howard Cox spent 30 years building a BD5 similar to James Bond’s BD-5J from Octopussy, only to meet his end flying the very same plane to an Irish air show on Saturday. He was 67. »
Formula One drivers including Jean-Eric Vergne, Pastor Maldonado and Felipe Massa stand with other friends and relatives in front of late French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi’s coffin after his funeral ceremony outside Cathedrale Sainte Reparate in Nice on July 21, 2015, southeastern France. Photo credit Getty Images. »
Two riders lost their lives during a multiple-bike crash on the first lap of Sunday’s MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 Race 2. Per MotoAmerica, racers Bernat Martinez, 35, and Daniel Rivas Fernandez, 27, both of Spain, both died of injuries sustained in the wreck after being transported to local hospitals.
As he did often, 72-year-old James Rogers took his Shih Tzu to the Waffle House he frequented in Port Arthur, Texas on Monday in what his family said was his dream car: a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette. Unfortunately, getting trapped in that car was what cost Rogers and his dog their lives. »
The great Swede Erik Carlsson, the man who helped establish Saab’s rally career (and the Saab mythos itself) passed away today. »
Before the mainstream sports obsessions, school dances, awkward teen years, supremely fun college parties, graduating, finding a wonderful woman and eventual settling down, there was Formula One.
"Bury me in my car when I die." A lot of us have said that in jest, especially when we come to own an awesome car like a Subaru XT6 or whatever. But one woman in San Antonio, Texas actually did it, and if you're ever in the Alamo City you can stop by the cemetery where she's buried in her 1964 Ferrari and pay your… »
Veteran corner worker Robert Hoffstetter was struck by an out of control Yamaha R1 at a Florida Track Days event on Sunday at Palm Beach International Raceway, according to reports. Hoffstetter was transported via helicopter to St. Mary's Medical Center in nearby West Palm Beach, but he passed away from the injuries… »
Patrick Hespen, fellow car enthusiast and PR rep for multiple car companies, passed away last week and at his funeral three Hellcats showed up for a "2,100 horsepower salute" to recognize a person beloved by many. Fellow gearheads at a wide range of car companies showed up with performance cars to rev as his casket… »
Jamey Blaikie, the former manager for Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport and a longtime member of Australia's extended racing family, died in a car crash on Monday, according to news reports. »
This year continues to be a sad one for sprint car racing. This weekend, 47-year-old Scott Semmelmann was killed in a crash during practice at Beaver Dam Raceway near Milwaukee. »
Colin McRae only won a single world rally championship, but he threw two others away by crashing the shit out of his cars. He remains rallying's most uh, enthusiastic champion. He passed away seven years ago today. »