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Racing News and Notes, April 17
Racing News and Notes, April 17

 Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Schumacher/Renault Talk Heats Up: If you recall, we mentioned two weeks ago that the rumor mill was rife with talk about seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher going to Renault next year. The talk heated up this week, as...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Dashboard
Racing Results: April 7-9, 2006

Lots of action this past weekend. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series were deep in the hot of Texas, while the Champ Cars kicked their season off on the streets of Long Beach, joined by the Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes, Atlantics and Speed World Challenge GTs. Meanwhile, the NHRA was rolling big...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Rear Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, April 10

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Toyota ‘Suspends’ Gascoyne: Toyota’s technical director Mike Gascoyne got a copy of the home game last week, just as the team scored its first podium of the year. Officially, Toyota says that Gascoyne, who came to the team from...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Seats
Racing News and Notes, April 3

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • FIA Receives 22 Applications for 2008: FIA president Max Mosley put the pressure on teams to sign up for the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship, with its radical new rules, by allowing only one week for applications to be filed instead...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Open Doors
Racing News and Notes, March 20

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • More Ferrari Wing Flap: It turns out that Ferrari’s rear wing, as we reported last week, is not the only flexible part of the aerodynamic system on the new 248 F1 bolide. The car’s front wing also moves at speed, and is apparently...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Dashboard
Racing News and Notes, March 6

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Pre-Season Testing Ends: The Formula 1 teams wrapped up their pre-season testing last week, getting in their last laps even as the first shipping containers were arriving at the Bahrain International Circuit for next weekend’s season...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Grille
Racing News and Notes, Feb. 27, 2006

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Testing Update: Pre-season testing for the Formula 1 teams is wrapping up as the season opener at Bahrain on March 12 looms ever closer. Many of the teams wrapped up their test schedule last week, while a handful will do a little...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Rear Exterior View
Racing News and Notes, Jan. 9, 2006

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1: • Back to Work: There was no real news from the Formula 1 world this past week, but vacation time is over effective immediately, and everybody is ready to hit the test track in earnest to get ready for the upcoming season. Almost all the...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Grille
Racing News and Notes, Dec. 5, 2005

Here’s the latest racing news from around the globe: Formula 1:   • It’s Official: The FIA released its entry list for the 2006 Formula 1 World Championship on Thursday with no real surprises. Here’s the lineup, by car number, with official team names and sponsors: 1. Fernando Alonso (Mild...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Seats
Racing News and Notes, Nov. 28, 2005

Formula 1: • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: It was announced late last week that CVC Capital Partners, a London-based venture capital firm, has acquired 75 percent of SLEC Holdings Ltd., which controls the commercial rights of the Formula 1 World Championship. In a deal speculated to...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Instrument Cluster
Racing News and Notes: Nov. 21, 2005

Here the latest racing news from around the globe: Formula 1:   • On Monday, the BMW team announced that it will be known as the BMW Sauber F1 Team for at least the next five years. The name reflects the combination of BMW’s works effort with what was Sauber Grand Prix, which was purchased by...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP
Racing News and Notes, Nov. 14, 2005

GET the results and standing: Racing Results: November 11-13, 2005 by John F. Gardner (11/14/2005) A couple of big stories in the world’s two biggest series top this week’s news. Formula 1: • On Monday, Red Bull Racing dropped a bombshell on the Formula 1 world by announcing that it had hired...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Rear Seats
Racing Results: August 26-28, 2005

Another busy weekend for race fans, with NASCAR rocking the house with all three divisions at the wonderful Bristol Motor Speedway bullring, IRL on the road course at Infineon for the first time, Champ Car in Montreal along with Trans-Am and Toyota Atlantic, Grand-Am at Mid-Ohio and the World Rally...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Seats
Racing Results: July 29-31, 2005

It seems odd to have a weekend with no NASCAR Nextel Cup racing, but that’s what we had. Hopefully it allowed some of the other series to get some sorely needed attention. There was plenty of other racing to enjoy, with Formula 1 at the Hungaroring, NASCAR’s Busch Series in St. Louis, the IRL...Read More»

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Could this "Top Ten" be right?

I remember not long ago, an insurance company from Traverse City, Mich. that specializes in the insurance of collectible cars, sent out thousands of e-mails to auto collectors, restorers and enthusiasts, inviting them to take part in this unusual survey, one whose result took me by surprise. It was...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Aztek 4-door All Purpose FWD Rear Exterior View
GM's Mistaken Replay

If you want to know why General Motors has turned out a long series of duds like the Pontiac Aztek, Richard Wagoner offered something of an explanation near the tail end of his press conference in Wilmington, Del. -- and apparently no one in GM's top management noticed. "If we had a chance to rerun...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Steering Wheel
Racing Results: May 20-22, 2005

By John Gardner If you couldn’t find some racing to enjoy this past weekend, you just weren’t trying. Almost everybody in the business was doing the business, with Formula 1 in Monaco, NASCAR in Charlotte for the Nextel All-Star Challenge along with the Craftsman Truck Series, IRL at Indy for...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Dashboard
Racing Results: May 2, 2005

By John Gardner The racing this past weekend was far-flung and action-packed. NASCAR destroyed a few million dollars’ worth of machinery at Talladega with the Nextel Cup and Busch Series while the Craftsman Truck Series behaved itself nicely at St. Louis’ Gateway International Raceway, the IRL...Read More»

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise
'03 Dream Cruise Short Circuited

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise Index by TCC Team (8/18/2003) Since its modest beginning just nine years ago, the now famous Woodward Dream Cruise (WDC) had never been dampened by serious rain. Nor had it suffered a complete electrical blackout along its storied sixteen-mile route through the suburbs of...Read More»

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