Racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Revs Up The Social Web, But He Knows When To Hit The Brakes
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Revs Up The Social Web, But He Knows When To Hit The Brakes

There are a lot of misconceptions about social media. For example, we -- meaning a general We, the People -- often assume that everyone under 40 uses Facebook, and that they all use it the same way. However, we now know that certain populations came to Facebook late, and that it's not the be-all...Read More»

Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"
If Planning Insurance Fraud, Don't Upload Video to YouTube

Oh, those crazy kids. They do a little nighttime street racing on a mountain road. They manage to wreck their 2009 Nissan GT-R performance coupe. Then they file a seemingly inaccurate insurance claim saying the car was damaged in a collision on the I-10 freeway. There's just one little problem: A...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R
Ford Celebrates New V-8 With Mustang BOSS 302R Road Racer

Ford just released a host of details on the all-new, 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that makes its debut in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. But there's more to Ford's announcement. To demonstrate just how tough, powerful, and even race-ready the V-8 is, and celebrate an anniversary, a Ford Racing-built...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»

Foutz Motorsports 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
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»

2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Ferrari Plans Four-Wheel Drive, Hybrid Future

While crosscountry rivals Lamborghini have sworn off diesels and hybrids--at least for the immediate future--Ferrari is said to be at work on a new flavor of four-wheel drive that uses hybrid gas-electric power to generate traction. Autocar reports that Ferrari's patent application would turn...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»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Prices Two Versions of Genesis Coupe, Announces Drift Racing Partnership With Rhys Millen Racing and Red Bull

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai has been full of good news, announcing: Pricing and specs for the eagerly anticipated 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe; Pricing and specs for a tuner-friendly version of the car, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec; And details about a new drift racing partnership...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»

Cycle World
DC's Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

While most of America's gearheads have been tuned into Detroit, this weekend saw another major event for the mechanically inclined: the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Washington, D. C. There, in the Big 3's second-favorite city, exhibitors from around the globe showed off the latest...Read More»

Rube Goldberg
Big Three Still Trickling, Still Down

Judging from some comments on recent posts, a few of you are a tad excited--nay, giddy--to see Ford, GM, and Chrysler get their comeuppance. And that's to be expected: watching the mighty fall has been a popular pastime since the era of Davey and Goliath--not to mention David and Goliath. However...Read More»

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