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Ken Block's Subaru STI Trax
Ken Block's Subaru STI Trax

We haven't seen this thing (the mutant incarnation of a Subaru and snow mobile) since it made an appearance at a Rally America event last year. Afterwards, DC Shoes released an online film, which featured its co-founder and rally/viral video star Ken Block, showing off the Worlds Fastest Snow Cat...Read More»

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe - Mecum Monterey 2009
Historic Dream Cars: The Shelby Daytona Coupe

In 1963, Carroll Shelby's Cobra racecars had dominated almost every race on United States tarmac. This included overtaking the Ferrari GTO racecars at the 12 Hours of Sebring. However, the Cobra roadster could not compete with the mighty GTO when the races moved into the European battlegrounds. You...Read More»

Pole Position!
Building A Virtual Racetrack For Stay-At-Home Drivers

We don't like to admit it, but there's nothing really new about racing videogames. They've been a staple since the days of mall arcades, Atari 2600s, and the Carter Administration; in the interim, they simply gotten faster, sharper, more complex, and more exciting. But the folks behind iRacing.com...Read More»

World Rallycross of Canada, August 2016
VIDEO: New Orleans Gets Racetrack, One Of America's Longest

Racing fans in the Deep South have reason to celebrate: NOLA Motorsports Park is constructing one of the longest road courses in America, and it's located just outside New Orleans. Altogether, the track will offer three short-ish segments of 2.4, 1.3, and 1.3 miles, which can be run all at once as...Read More»

2010 American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca -- Thursday testing. Photos by Joe Nuxoll.
Laguna Seca Raceway -- Now On Google Street View

If you're a frequent surfer of the interweb (and we're going to assume you are), you already know how awesome Google Street View can be. We use it all the time to peek at hotels, restaurants, the Playboy Mansion, and so on. But now, you can do even more with Google's technology -- namely, run the...Read More»

I Drive Green racecar
Jean Paul Libert & Nelson Philippe Teach You To Drive Green

Hypermilers, eco-enthusiasts, and speed demons take note: racers Jean Paul Libert and Nelson Philippe are here to make your day a little brighter. They've devised a new program called I Drive Green that teaches motorists to burn less gas, emit less CO2, and get where they're going a little faster...Read More»

World Rallycross of Canada, August 2016
Dream Race: Bugatti Veyron vs. McLaren F1 on Top Gear

Had enough catfights and name-calling for one day? Need to reboot with some straightforward autopr0nography? Well, we can't think of anything more refreshing, more exhilarating than this racing segment from Top Gear, featuring two of the mac-daddiest supercars around: the Bugatti Veyron and the...Read More»

Britain's Wacky Races
Wacky Races: Now With Real-Life Consequences

You're probably too young to remember Hanna Barbera's Wacky Races. Luckily some folks in the U.K. have brought the 60s cartoon back to life. By which mean real life. Random, but totally awesome.  [Carscoop]Read More»

Bentley in camo
Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Bubba-fied, Dodge Viper Bid, And Chrysler's PR Team Tries To Stay Busy

♦  Sometimes you folks send in images that we can't explain, and frankly, we don't want to. Sometimes, we just want to stare in slackjawed amazement, as we're currently doing at this photo of a Bentley coupe that's been camouflaged--not just in "spy shot camo", but honest-to-Jughead "deer...Read More»

Avid NASCAR fans at the Sharpie 500
Things Get Hairy For NASCAR

NASCAR ain't what it used to be. Over the last half-century, the sport has morphed from stock car races for a smallish group of enthusiasts into a multi-bajillion dollar industry, chock full of logo-covered jumpsuits and more licensing opportunities than you can shake a pop starlet at. Just goes to...Read More»

1967 Ford Mustang by Ben J. Smith
Link Love From The Car Connection: Tricked Out Ford Mustang, A New Popemobile, And 90+ Minutes Of Rally Crashes

Gilding the lily -- Love Mustangs, but wish they were a little flashier? Well, check out the one to your left: a 1967 model, tricked out with scissor doors and a retractable hard top, available for purchase on eBay. According to reports, it was built by Ben J. Smith, based on designs he'd pitched...Read More»

Journalist Sarah Lacy, via Wired
Link Love From The Car Connection: $2.30 Summertime Gas, Plus Vids Of Maserati GranTurismo MC, Electric Racecars, And Crazy Lady Drivers

He said, she said-- Remember when Tesla's Elon Musk called that New York Times reporter "a douchebag...and an idiot"? Remember the journalist who was interviewing him at the time--how she sort of giggled her way through it? Well, Sarah Lacy's colleagues are calling foul on her. And still no one's...Read More»

Scion tC and friends
Celebs Vs. 'Celebs' At The Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach

On April 18, Toyota returns to Long Beach, California for the 35th Annual Toyota Grand Prix. Amid all the weekend hoopla and product-positioning, the company will sponsor a celebrity race, pitting nearly two dozen stars (plus Raven-Symoné and Carlos Mencia) in a ten-lap, 19.7-mile throwdown. To...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup racer
2009 Jetta TDI Cup Gets Greener Running BioDiesel

Volkswagen has announced their intention to make racing greener by utilizing biodiesel for not only the 2009 Jetta TDI racers but also for all the transport trucks and generators during the racing series kicking off at VIRginia International Raceway on April 24th.  Apparently this will reduce...Read More»

Ferrari 599X concept
Ferrari Reveals 599X Concept Details At Geneva Motor Show

Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari's 599X concept draws on new technology to become an extreme track star. Just like Aston Martin's One-77, this Ferrari went on a diet to reduce engine weight as well as the weight of other components. The engine uses carbon fiber pieces in the intake system and...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XFR Spy Shots
Jag XFR Soars Across Bonneville at 225 mph.

A lightly modified version of Jag's latest hi-po luxosedan, the XFR (checkout Marty Padgett's report from the Detroit Auto Show), clawed its way to a rather shocking 225 mph on Bonneville's salt flats last November. No doubt overcoming the insane amount of wind resistance at such speeds was the...Read More»

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Is GM Walking Away from Motorsports?

With all the news coming out of yesterday's big General Motors news conference, at least one significant topic managed to slip under the radar. And it leaves us wondering whether the increasingly downsized giant of an automaker will be walking away from its long-standing involvement in motorsports...Read More»

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Green Challenge Rules Revealed

Forget SUVs and pickups. For the tree-hugging crowd, perhaps nothing symbolizes profligate waste more than motor sports. OK, we realize those NASCAR guys and their high-tech counterparts at Formula One don't exactly clock a lot of miles per gallon, but for what it's worth, an entire F1 season uses...Read More»

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