Mighty Car Mods is one of the best do-it-yourself tuner channels on YouTube, having built a collection of lovable misfits that includes a Daihatsu Mira and an LS-powered Mad Max-style car. Clearly, there’s no better way to test their work than by drag racing their cars against an Australian V8 Supercar that produces…
Australian Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin nearly ate the wall at the Gold Coast 600, but he somehow turned a screeching, tire-smoking lock-up into a pass on the inside of Mark Winterbottom.
Not a day goes by that I don’t see a comment or email from a reader pontificating about how excellent small, diesel-powered pickup trucks are. You still can’t buy enough in the U.S., but at least next year you’ll get to see them on race tracks!
First rule of Australian Supercar driving: what’s behind you is not important. (Well, unless it’s Shane Van Gisbergen or something.)
One of the most brilliant, insane and unbelievable races of the year puts crazy overpowered sedans to battle around Australia’s Mount Panorama. The Bathurst 1000 starts tomorrow night, and it’s still disappointingly not broadcast on American television. It’s the last time we’ll get to see an all-V8-powered field,…
While this isn’t the biggest surprise given Volvo’s gradual pull-out from racing, it still makes us sad. Volvo’s Polestar made it official today that they would not be renewing their contract with Australian Supercars once this season is over. The team, however, is looking to keep racing the Volvo without them.
When your team sticks around for 50 years, I suppose you should get Tom Brokaw to narrate a video of all your successes. Team Penske showed over 12 minutes of wonderful old footage of everything from the Indianapolis 500 to V8 Supercars at their fiftieth anniversary celebration, and it does not disappoint.
V8 Supercars’ David Reynolds is not happy with Shane Van Gisbergen after SVG spun him out of contention in the first race at Phillip Island. Reynolds, who received a stiff $25,000 fine over his remarks before Bathurst, thinks SVG now needs a $50,000 fine and a pineapple shoved up where the sun don’t shine.
Pepsi Max Crew PRA will run a special Back to the Future livery for Cam Waters and Russell Ingall’s entry at the Gold Coast 600 in honor of Marty McFly traveling to October 21st, 2015 in the second movie. They made an amazing video to go along with it.
Either there’s a great force field around the wall that saved Jack Perkins’ Holden Racing Team car from whacking into it, or Perkins’s tires grabbed at precisely the right moment to save his bacon. Either way, watch this great save from today’s Bathurst 1000.
Behave, humans and kangaroos alike. They’ve hired Master Chief from the Halo series of video games. Who needs roo snipers when the ultimate super-human soldier can simply blast the skippys off the track?
Happy Bathurst Day, race fans. It’s that special day of the year where skill is put to the test for 161 laps of the world’s best race track. 26 pairs will start, but only one will know that feeling of glory at the end of the day.
Driver Chaz Mostert lost control of his car after tapping a wall during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000, hitting a marshal stand and ripping open the side of his car. Mostert was airlifted to a local hospital with a fractured left femur and fractured left wrist. Five marshals were injured in the crash. [Updated]
Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie are sharing a Prodrive Racing Ford Falcon at this year’s Bathurst 1000, making them the first all-female team since 1998 to compete there. That’s great! V8 Supercar driver David Reynolds called it a “pussy wagon” in in a post-practice press conference. That’s um...not so great.
My Aussie friend Dave is a real muscle car fanatic who doesn’t take kindly of some electric car claiming to be the fastest sedan on the planet. To prove Elon Musk wrong, he went for a drag race between a Tesla and a V8 Supercar.
Nick Percat and Dale Wood got into a verbal confrontation following an on track incident in race 21.
Holden Racing Team’s James Courtney was sidelined from this weekend’s activities at Sydney Motorsports Park from being hit in the ribs with a metal wall before the second practice session. Air from the blades of a low flying Navy helicopter picked up the garage dividers and tossed them like toys in the pits.
I'm not entirely sold on the part of the 2017 V8 Supercars rules that allow non-V8 engines to run yet, because I'll admit: I love that sound. On the other hand, I'm all about the part of the 2017 regulations that allow non-sedan body styles, however, because we could be getting a Volvo wagon. REJOICE!
Australian driver Marcos Ambrose switched back to V8 Supercars for 2015 after spending a few years in the United States running in NASCAR. After the V8s' races at the Australian Grand Prix this year, Ambrose did the unthinkable: he asked his team if someone else could drive in his place.
Six-time Australian V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup had a media outing at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney to announce that Red Bull Racing had re-signed him for another three years. Of course, they tried getting photos of Whincup, his trophy and a black-headed python. Oops, that backfired.