A Texas Woman Is Actually Buried In Her Ferrari

"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… » 2/20/15 9:20pm 2/20/15 9:20pm

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy 

Not even the might of Paula Deen could save our most beloved and confusing of seat back pocket catalogs. SkyMall is flying off into the animatronic lawn gnome-littered Elysian fields of the defunct catalog afterlife. » 1/23/15 11:10am 1/23/15 11:10am

The Art Of Murdered Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Once Graced Race Cars

One of the satirical cartoonists killed in yesterday's Charlie Hebdo shooting, Georges Wolinski, also applied his skills to several racing art cars throughout the years. The most famous of these cars was this Porsche 911 GT2 campaigned by Elf Haberthur Racing. » 1/08/15 7:43pm 1/08/15 7:43pm

Former F1 And Le Mans Driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise Dead At 77

Ex-Matra and BRM Formula One driver Jean-Pierre Beltoise passed away from a stroke while on vacation in Dakar, Senegal, according to reports. Beltoise's career in racing started in Motorcycle Grand Prix, went to F1, and included fourteen appearances at Le Mans. He was 77. » 1/05/15 10:43am 1/05/15 10:43am

Out-Of-Control Motorcycle Kills Corner Marshal At Florida Track Day

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… » 12/30/14 4:01pm 12/30/14 4:01pm

Auto Industry Remembers Patrick Hespen With A 2,100 Horsepower Salute

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… » 12/23/14 5:50pm 12/23/14 5:50pm

Former Australian Porsche Motorsport Manager Jamey Blaikie Dies In Crash

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. » 12/09/14 7:09pm 12/09/14 7:09pm

Here Are Your Beautiful Memories Of Car Talk

News of the passing of Car Talk co-host Tom Magliozzi prompted an outpouring of grief from a lot of readers, but it also prompted an outpouring of remembrances. Here are some of the best. » 11/03/14 5:47pm 11/03/14 5:47pm

Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host Of NPR's Car Talk, Has Died

Tom Magliozzi, co-host of public radio's beloved Car Talk, has passed away. Magliozzi hosted the call-in automotive advice show for 35 years, along with his brother Ray Magliozzi. He was 77. » 11/03/14 2:36pm 11/03/14 2:36pm

Sprint Car Driver Scott Semmelmann Killed Saturday During Race Practice

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. » 9/22/14 12:03pm 9/22/14 12:03pm

What Was Colin McRae's Most McRae Moment?

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. » 9/15/14 5:48pm 9/15/14 5:48pm

Fundraiser For Family Of Young Miata Fan Now Extremely Close To Goal

On Monday night, we brought you the story of the fundraising effort for the family of Thomas Jost, the 19-year-old Miata fan who died of a rare disease last weekend. Bolstered by our post and one from our friends at Autoblog, the GoFundMe for Jost's family is now at $18,225 of its $20,000 goal. » 9/13/14 4:36pm 9/13/14 4:36pm

A Young Miata Enthusiast Died Over The Weekend, Let's Help His Family

The greatest thing about the community of car enthusiasts is the way we can come together when one of us needs help, like we've done for Connor Harrison and countless others. I'm kind of hoping we'll do the same for the family of Thomas Jost. » 9/08/14 9:00pm 9/08/14 9:00pm

Lee Duran of Lyme, Connecticut died today in a single car accident at the Lime Rock Historics earlier today. He was racing a vintage MG and lost control in the Downhill Turn. The race was black-flagged but the event continued. » 8/30/14 7:51pm 8/30/14 7:51pm

Björn Waldegård, The WRC's First Champion, Passes Away At 71

Sweden's Björn Waldegård was the first person to win the WRC's driver's championship back in 1979. Today it was announced he has passed away from cancer. » 8/29/14 1:39pm 8/29/14 1:39pm

What We Don't Know About Tony Stewart And Last Night's Crash

Sometime around two in the morning I saw the video – a young Kevin Ward Jr. pulled under Tony Stewart's tire and thrown to his death at a small dirt track a few hours north of me. It's what I, and what we all couldn't see, that still defines the wreck. » 8/10/14 4:15pm 8/10/14 4:15pm

Tony Stewart, Ward Family React To Death Of Kevin Ward, Jr. [UPDATE]

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart went silent following the incident that caused the death of fellow sprint car racer Kevin Ward, Jr., even as the rest of the racing world responded. He just released his first statement in regards to the death of Ward, and it's pretty much what you'd expect. » 8/10/14 1:53pm 8/10/14 1:53pm

NASCAR Drivers React On Twitter To The Death Of Kevin Ward, Jr.

Sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr., was killed in an incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park involving former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart last night. The wider sports world is still in shock, but the world of NASCAR is reeling from not only a death, but the actions of its own. » 8/10/14 12:30pm 8/10/14 12:30pm

Tony Stewart Will Not Race Today After Fatal Incident [UPDATE]

Former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will compete in today's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen, according to the AP. The race comes less than 24 hours after he was involved in an incident resulting in the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr., last night. UPDATE » 8/10/14 8:08am 8/10/14 8:08am