The Greenwood Revival: An Abandoned Racetrack in Iowa Has Its Day

For 50 years, the Greenwood Roadway sat amidst rolling hills near Indianola, Iowa, slowly being overgrown by prairie grasses. Its surfaced is cracked, and in some places it's gone altogether, but the nostalgic fondness for the three-mile circuit has not been lost on race fans across the Midwest. This all came to a head … » 6/10/13 1:48pm 6/10/13 1:48pm

A Morass of Mid-Atlantic Merkurs

Alluring (asinine) alliteration aside, allow me to set the scene for a rare sighting. You are a Boy Scout in a suburb of the nation’s capital. As a Troop, on this fine Saturday morning, you are out delivering mulch, the lifeblood of a fundraising operation. On your fourth trailer load of the day, your back is hurtling… » 3/17/13 6:57pm 3/17/13 6:57pm

The First Exhaust Gas Recirculator Was A Lovely Steampunk Looking Thing

Most of us don't think too much about the exhaust gas recirculation systems in our cars, at least not until the EGR light on the dash comes on. The system isn't particularly exciting, since it's mostly for pollution control and doesn't do much for making your car go faster or louder or driftier, or any number of other… » 8/23/12 1:30pm 8/23/12 1:30pm

Eight second vintage Rolls Royce is a twin turbo monster

It's hard to believe until you witness the sheer power in the above video, but this full bodied vintage Rolls Royce is capable of a 8.09 second 1/4 mile. According to the builder, the car is still 100% street legal although it has slimmed down quite a bit to a 3050lb race weight. Helping move this British steel down… » 9/03/11 12:30pm 9/03/11 12:30pm