Mazda's 323 was the replacement for a small runabout the company dubbed the GLC, or Great Little Car. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 323 is not just a real GLC, its turbo'd 4WD makes it a GTX, but will its price make it a POS?
WRC Rally Finland may have officially ended yesterday with an overall victory for Sebastien Loeb, but several WRC racers exited the rally a lot earlier and a lot less successfully than the French driver. As you can see from this video footage, there was no shortage of large crashes during Day 1 of Rally Finland.
I've wanted to be a World Rally Championship driver ever since I saw Prodrive running BMW E30 M3's in the late 1980s. And for a brief moment I was one of those beloved athletes, cheered by fans and professional racers alike. Sadly, it was just a trick.
This morning, former Forumla 1 champion Kimi Raikkonen drove his first practice in a Nascar race truck ahead of the race in Charlotte tonight. See if you can spot the moment where a Scandinavian flick comes in handy.
Bill Caswell made history a year ago when his old, thrown-together $500 Craigslist BMW triumphed over $400K race cars to make the podium at the WRC Rally Mexico. For Caswell, our story about his exploits changed his life and made him a semi-star.
Volkswagen is entering the world of rally in 2013 with this Volkswagen Polo R WRC. Gotta love the widebody.
Reaction to the concept of Mini returning to the World Rally Championships where it once reigned supreme with the bulbous Countryman has been somewhat mixed. Here's video proof from Mini that with enough race prep, pigs can fly.
You would never guess two-time rally champion Marcus Gronholm hasn't raced in the WRC since the end of 2007 from his dominant Day 1 performance at the Global RallyCross Championship yesterday.
When we wrote up Bill Caswell's exploits as the $500 Craigslist rally driver we never expected it to be one of the year's biggest stories. Bill's still got the E30, but he's since upgraded his shop crew.
Citroën's Peter Solberg got popped doing 70 mph in a 50 mph in between Rally Sweden stages, forcing him to surrender his license. His co-driver had to drive the car in between stages. They still placed fifth.
About as complete a history of modern (as of the early 2000s) rally driving as you'll find, anywhere, compressed into just 90 minutes. Watch it for the slow-motion shots of leaping Mitsubishis and interviews with the late, great Colin McRae. Or just watch it because it sounds like my dreams taste. (Thanks to…
I wish most mundane announcements could be presented to techno videos with Swedish dancing girls and a WRC Ford Fiesta in the background, like Ken Block did with his WRC schedule. School closings, dental appointments, jury notices — all could use the occasional visual gymkhana.
Was 2010 driver/shoe mogul/flatbill hat model Ken Block's best year ever, or was it all just one massive fail? On the one hand, Gymkhana 3 saw him drifting up a wall and racking up a gazillion YouTube viewers. On the other hand, he crashed more than Charlie Sheen and lost his own Gymkhana race... to Tanner Foust.
Despite being the first American to score points in the WRC since the '80s, Ken Block is still working on keeping his powerful Focus RS upright. Exhibit A: This video of him rolling during practice.
Ford wanted to emphasize the connection between its new barnstorming Fiesta WRC car and the humbly–awesome production subcompact. That's meant more production parts in the interior, a new EcoBoost DI/turbocharged engine and, well, not much else.
We've seen it testing in the nude, but Citroën unwrapped its wrapped 2011 WRC car that'll be Sebastien Loeb's wheels starting at Rally Sweden.