The Secret Language Of Rally

Ever wonder what's being said over an intercom during a rally? That strange language in the background of rally videos? The instructions are known as "pace notes" and they are read by the co-driver from a book while the two drive as fast as possible through a closed section of road called a "stage." » 1/07/13 9:00am 1/07/13 9:00am

Build, Race, Party, Cruise: The Woodward Dream Cruise

I didn't really get it at first. In fact, it took me a few hours before I really understood what was going on. Sort of like a first time at Mardi Gras — you know you're doing something fun, and everyone else is having fun, you're just not sure why you're there, or how this whole thing even got started in the first… » 9/03/12 12:00pm 9/03/12 12:00pm

How Pikes Peak Became The Most Dangerous Place I've Ever Raced

By my count there were eight red flags, three life flight helicopter trips, five ambulance trips, over a dozen driver visits to the hospital, and at least one injured spectator at this weekend's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Why? » 8/14/12 3:00pm 8/14/12 3:00pm

I Drove A Wicked Fast Electric BMW And It Made Me A Believer In EV…

Whenever I hear someone say "electric cars are the future" I just shake my head and laugh. Sure, all those gas cars, millions of them, along with thousands of gas stations will disappear over night. And all the muffler shops and emission centers, too! » 7/23/12 4:00pm 7/23/12 4:00pm

The Death Of BMW's M Brand

BMW's announcement today of the Lime Rock Edition M3 was the final nail in the coffin for me. The company that claims more 24-Hour wins at the Nürburgring than any other manufacturer just launched a track edition M3 that offers no serious performance improvement over the current M3. » 7/09/12 4:30pm 7/09/12 4:30pm

Why Watching A Race In Person Sucks And How To Fix It

Please welcome our latest contributor, Bill Caswell, he of the $500 Craigslist Rally Car (and the movie about it) and exciting adventures and even more exciting misadventures. Bill will be writing a weekly column for us about the world of cars as seen through his crazy eyes. — Ed. » 6/11/12 1:30pm 6/11/12 1:30pm