Oregon Trail Rally: Rally Cliches

Oregon Trail Rally: Rally Cliches

If Oregon Trail was anything, it embodied two of rally’s favorite sayings: “hurry up and wait” and “press on regardless.” You get there, you do recce, you spend all day Friday anxiously awaiting 7pm.  OTR begins on Friday night with ten miles of super specials at Portland International Raceway. Humour ensued…
UPDATE: Corvette too loud for NCM Corvette track?

UPDATE: Corvette too loud for NCM Corvette track?

Some of you may recall last year how we gave high ranking to the the National Corvette Museum’s (NCM) Motorsports Park for a U.S. track. It’s long and technical, has easy access from the highway and convenient to most things many tracks aren’t (such as cheap fuel, food and hotels). Unfortunately,…
Corvette C6 Z06 and Toyota Supra Snow Drift!

Corvette C6 Z06 and Toyota Supra Snow Drift!

I love this video! Two cars that shouldn’t be racing on snow, a Corvette C6 Z06 and a Toyota Supra, are ripping down a snow banked road somewhere in Russia. Yes Russia. But most of the awesome or really bizarre car videos are from Russia if you haven’t figured this out by…
The Michelin Man… isn’t?

The Michelin Man… isn’t?

In the hunt to confirm the Michelin Man’s, aka Bibendum’s, true identity, we have found the truth. There is not a Presta or Schrader valve to be found… only tread. Rest easy knowing this is “A Better Way Forward.”
GTFO Windshield Edition

GTFO Windshield Edition

This crash is pretty bad. The driver is ok, but it was so bad he exited the car through the windshield. When you’re in a car on a hot circuit and you know you need to get out, you get out any way you can!  
Racetech Supplies Aston, McLaren, and Porsche for 2016

Racetech Supplies Aston, McLaren, and Porsche for 2016

Some sponsorships are worth paying attention to. Most teams and drivers won’t sacrifice safety for a few parts and some cash. Most teams generally buy the best safety gear they can find. When they partner with those safety suppliers its worth taking note. Just recently, Racetech won deals to supply…
Clean Up Your Racecar: Door Pulls

Clean Up Your Racecar: Door Pulls

    Clean Up Your Racecar is a little series on random stuff that won’t make you faster but will make your racecar more comfortable, easier to use, or look more like a pro built car. Today we look at  door pulls” and how you close your door when you’ve…
100AW: Sweet Baby Craig Drew

100AW: Sweet Baby Craig Drew

During our testing for 100 Acre Wood, we found something interesting.  On our third or fourth time down the test stage, we suddenly lost all power.  Notably, when this happened, the temperature gauge suddenly spiked.  We re-started the car, but it was still in limp mode.  So we putted on…
Super Chicken to Challenge all at Mt Washington 2017

Super Chicken to Challenge all at Mt Washington 2017

https://moveyourmountain.org/4029 Ever wish you could give the grassroots underdog an edge over the professional racers? Here’s your chance. Paul Tingaud is regular competitor with the New England Hillclimb Association, and is looking to take down the factory backed rally teams (David Higgins, Travis Pastrana, etc.) at the 2017 Mt Washington…
Is There Going To Be An American In F1?

Is There Going To Be An American In F1?

Haas F1 Racing team has signed a deal with Santino Ferrucci as a development driver. Ferrucci, from Woodbury, Connecticut, got his start in karting at age 5. He went on to compete in Skip Barber’s open wheel series and is a member of the Lime Rock Driver’s Club. He has been…

Forza LRP – Presidential Edition

Here you see a Presidental limo reverse drifting around Lime Rock Park.  This video, released in a short clip, has fooled people into thinking it’s real with Forza 6’s realistic graphics.  If it were real, this driver would have some serious skill!  The most obvious tell might just be the…
Getting Ready: 100 Acre Wood

Getting Ready: 100 Acre Wood

100 Acre Wood is quickly approaching and there’s lots to do. Firstly, midterms are here for the eighteen credits I’m currently taking.  I’ve also been on a weeklong hunt for my New School ID card.  Today, I finally caved and purchased a new one at card services.  I’d never been…
Dempsey Quits Racing!

Dempsey Quits Racing!

Car Snoops reported today that Patrick Dempsey quit racing to spend more time with his family. Apparently he got back together with his wife, Jillian Fink, and racing Porsches around the world isn’t the best for a lot of relationships. Too bad he couldn’t have a found a girl that…
Did They Destroy Ferrari’s for LeMans?

Did They Destroy Ferrari’s for LeMans?

I watching LeMans the other day and was blown away by the beautiful cars from 1971. Then the carnage started. This Ferrari 512s is flying in the wet and comes across another wreck sending the Ferrari off course and over an embankment.  It looks like a real 512 but maybe…

For Sale: Turbo Toyota Prerunner Truck

I randomly found this on Craigs List so Im not saying this is a good truck or a good price, but it is kind of cool. Turbo charged, King shocks, and a wide body kit. All for $5k!  I’m not sure how reliable this turbo setup is, but Toyota motors…
[BROKAGAIN] – Season 1 Recap

[BROKAGAIN] – Season 1 Recap

Wow! I’m without words. I’ve gotten some really positive feedback from y’all on the last post in the series, and all I can say is thanks for all the kind words. This series will be back for the 2016 season / foreseeable future so if you would like to see…
Launch Control S3.14 – Colin McRae Tribute

Launch Control S3.14 – Colin McRae Tribute

The latest episode of Launch Control is up and it’s one of the better episodes. David Higgins and Craig Drew head over to Wales Rally GB to compete in the Group N class with a WRX STI featuring Colin McRae’s historic Subaru livery. Subaru Team USA’s Rally America rally car…
Circle Bridge Why?

Circle Bridge Why?

The internet says this bridge in Garzón, Uruguay was designed renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly to reduced speeds. This is pretty smart as most bridges aren’t set up for traffic stops or speed cameras making them a free zone for acceleration tests. Ever heard of Magnus Walker and his 6th street LA bridge?…
1995 24hrs of LeMans

1995 24hrs of LeMans

The 1995 24hrs of LeMans was won by a McLaren F1 GTR entered in the GT1 category. The F1 GTR was already well known for dominating the BPR Global GT Series with customer teams, but the car that won was actually the initial GTR prototype that was on loan to Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing which caused…
SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge Rd 1

SKUSA Pro Kart Challenge Rd 1

Round one of the California Pro Kart challenge saw the largest field in competitive karting… in the country!  over 200 drivers made their way to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to hash it out on the black top.  My run group was a combination of Pro and Semi Pro, seeing 11 entry’s…
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

Hello All here are some of my photos from Daytona. Enjoy! Flying Lizard/Krohn Racing merged and created a green R8. I personally was a fan of the Toyo Blue scheme they had on the car at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Mazda was out with their new gas powered cars…
Sno*Drift: Wheelspin and Beyond

Sno*Drift: Wheelspin and Beyond

As you may or may not know, we built a 1.0L EcoBoost Fiesta rally car. It’s built for B-Spec, so performance-wise, it’s pretty much factory. My first time driving it was Wednesday. My first time racing it was Friday at Sno*Drift as part of the first round of the Rally…
GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

GT3RS on Snow – Only in Russia!

I don’t think I’ve seen a GT3RS on snow before! This video could be a lot better but its pretty interesting. The owner is having some financial difficulties and sold his house and some of his cars and is now living in his garage. But he won’t sell his GT3RS! And…
COOLEST POLICE CAR EVER!

COOLEST POLICE CAR EVER!

This is a Renault Sport RS 01 that’s been converted to the coolest police car ever! Its not just a show vehicle but is fully a full equiped highway patrol car. But the RS 01 Interceptor does look like a publicity stunt which is unfortunate. It would be wild to see this…
KA Motors E30 Turbo Kit!

KA Motors E30 Turbo Kit!

Check out this new M20 turbo kit from KAMotors Performance. For $3,600 you get a full T4 kit with an intercooler that produces 400hp and 370tq – Im not sure if that’s engine or wheel but its a lot of power for an E30. This is the latest turbo kit from…
VW Bug Terrorizes San Diego

VW Bug Terrorizes San Diego

This VW Bug Terrorizing San Diego streets is so insane its almost hard to believe. If you’re wondering, its crazy illegal too. There is a bizarre possibility that they closed a few roads to shoot the video but if they went through all that effort and planning, why was there an…
Get started karting in five easy steps! #theartofkart

Get started karting in five easy steps! #theartofkart

Karting is one of the most accessible forms of motorsport for the grassroots racer. There are so many people that I’ve met who wished they could experience the track in some fashion, and had no idea that they could race a competition go-kart. However, the largest challenge I’ve heard from…
WTF Robby Gordon!

WTF Robby Gordon!

Robby wasn’t having his best year at Dakar 2016 but he was about to finish and simply finishing Dakar is an amazing feat by itself. The accident happened after the final 13th stage. You have to wonder what was being handed into the car that was so important? Why wasn’t…
Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

Karting is awesome, but 5:00am is always hard.

Competition karting is some of the purest form of racing that I’ve experienced. Nothing will provide you with a more immersive experience with a race track than a kart. Nothing at all. You’re sitting as one with the machine, as the entire chassis is flexing around you. You feel every camber…
Red Bull Frozen Rush 2016 Final

Red Bull Frozen Rush 2016 Final

Red Bull’s Frozen Rush is such a great idea – desert trucks on snow with massive studded tires… what could go wrong? The full race won’t be on YouTube for some time but here is the final which gives you a feel for how the race works. Even cooler is…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 13 and FINALE!

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 13 and FINALE!

Last day of the Dakar. It’s over! The wars have been waged against the desert, against machine, against luck and fate, and against the other racers. Finally, the race is complete. The final stage was relatively short: only 180k. And also, it got started after only about a 100k transit…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 12

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 12

The stage started on time, nice to begin the day with no drama. Huge stage today. about 900km total travel distance today, with 481km of special. Three hundred miles would be like doing two to three US national events non-stop in one day. They get a gas stop halfway through.…
For Sale: Audi URS4

For Sale: Audi URS4

I know I say this a lot, but SOMEONE BUY THIS! Seriously. It was maintained/ tuned by 034 Motorsport which is well known high quality shop for VWs and Audi’s. These cars are old school cool and this one looks nicely modded and well cared for which can be seriously rare…
For Sale: Widebody Turbo M52 E30

For Sale: Widebody Turbo M52 E30

You know you want a widebody turbo M52 E30. Here’s your chance.  It’s a 1987 BMW 325i with a Fiberglass widebody, turbocharged M52 with Cometic MLS head gasket, E36 double adjustable JRZ dampers, Lexan windows, Stoptech brakes, full cage, AKG control arms and more. The seller says “This is a great…
The Ultimate Tow Vehicle Is For Sale!

The Ultimate Tow Vehicle Is For Sale!

I know. Its Ferrari’s hauler. Of course its the Ultimate Tow Vehicle. But now its for sale. You could own this! You just need Euro 199,000. Oh and you need a way to get it all over to the States I suppose. But if you can afford a trailer like this…
Petrolicious Matt Farah Interview

Petrolicious Matt Farah Interview

Petrolicious recently sat down with Matt Farah to discuss his his first car, Raph’s McLaren F1, and Manual Vanquishes.  Here’s the beginning of the interview. It’s good so I wanted to share it but you will need to jump over to Petrolicious to finish it. Here’s how it starts: If…
Toro Rosso Hits The Ski Slopes

Toro Rosso Hits The Ski Slopes

I love that Formula Teams put on fun promotional events like this. Toro Rosso put Max Verstappen into a Red Bull show car to race through a specially designed section of the legendary Streif ski course in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Of course they shot video which is below. The course was set up a…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 11

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 11

If you missed the Day 10 update, you can catch up here. Day 11 was pretty rough. The long distances and non-stop schedule are starting to take their toll on the competitors. First up is Paulo Gonçalves who unfortunately got a hole in his radiator. He tried to fix it at CP2,…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 10

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 10

If you’re behind, you can find the Day 9 update here. Stage 10 was a mix at the front. Instead of all quads and bikes, then cars, then trucks, it is going to be something like the top 10 bikes, top 10 cars, top 5 trucks, THEN the rest of the…
AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 9

AG’s Dakar Summary – Day 9

Day 9 was 98% open country. Dunes galore and untracked desert. Toby Price (bike) has turned the speed dial up to ‘alien’. He’s created a 2.5 minute gap to the first checkpoint. Then goes on to lead by over seven minutes on the stage! Toby Price now widely known as…
AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 8

AG’s Dakar Updates – Day 8

SS8 is one of not so many days in the Dakar where there are actually “two stages” even though they score it as one stage. There’s a big transit in the middle along a river for about 100k. The transit to the stage goes through a national park. Local environmentalists…
Awesome wheel fitment database: Wheel-size.com

Awesome wheel fitment database: Wheel-size.com

Have you been wondering what wheel dimensions your car or truck? Look no further than this site. Wheel-size.com claims to have over 2,000 total vehicles with specs that include offset by wheel size, centerbore and even bolt hole diameter. Maybe your vehicle is a little more obscure than some of the…