For Sale: Off Road Mini Cooper!

For Sale: Off Road Mini Cooper!

I’m not sure entirely why I like this build but it certainly is interesting. Maybe not for $6500 but it looks like a lot of fun! It’s a 2008 Mini Cooper fitted to a Suzuki Samurai frame. Its titled, passed smog, and is ready to rock. Minus the fuel gauge…
DIY BAJA: Giving Chase

DIY BAJA: Giving Chase

When we crossed the Mexican border, I had slept less than 15 hours in the past 5 days. Sitting in the back of a newly rented 15-passenger van I had little clue what was ahead of us. And, as any Bill Caswell-related adventure goes, it would entail a lot. I tried…
Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

Ari Vatanen’s Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak

Over 600 horsepower and under 900 kilos. That’s 1,984 lbs for everyone using the new method. Less than a 3:1 power to weight ratio. But it doesn’t stop there. Rear steering. Huge wings. This car was built for one purpose, to win the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Even cooler is…
Limrick Hillclimb 2016

Limrick Hillclimb 2016

I wish we had more events like this in the United States. This is the 2016 Limrick Sprint Hillclimb put on by the Irish Hillclimb Association and the Limerick Motor Club. It’s like a brief tarmac rally stage in super unlimited cars. Check out the Toyota above for example. The little hatch…
Incredible RWB Video

Incredible RWB Video

I’m still not sure how I feel about the bolt on fender revolution but I do like the RWB Porsches and love this RWB video. I love even more that the the RWB Porsches are hand built by one guy with basic hand tools for fitting the body parts. Akira…
NEFR: 3000 Miles

NEFR: 3000 Miles

It’s been a hell of a season so far. After DNF’ing LSPR last fall, Sno*Drift was a “warm up” and the only intent was to have a clean rally.  It would turn out that we would walk away from Sno* with the highest speed factor we’d see for a while,…
STPR: The Late Recap; Into The Circus

STPR: The Late Recap; Into The Circus

STPR had four B-Spec entries, but Matt Hoffman in the Sonic was just getting out of the co-driver’s seat and opted to run just the regional events.  In national, that left the usual suspects, myself and the Maxxis/HRD entry with Jordan Guitar and Billy Jang.  The last entry was Nitro…
NASA Rally Sport Expands With New Canadian Series

NASA Rally Sport Expands With New Canadian Series

Nasa Rally Sport is sanctioning five rallies in Canada next year which together are called the Extreme Elite Series. This means your Nasa Rally license will work at all five of these events: Rallye la Ville Tuque, Rallye Sanair, Rallye Saguenay, Rallye Mekinac, and Rallye Portneuf. Those rallies will also run under the…
Audi Widebody Racecar For Sale

Audi Widebody Racecar For Sale

Wide bodied German race cars are rare. Wide bodies Audi 4000 Quattro’s? Very rare and very cool. This one raced back in the day and now is for sale! We should point out that a friend is selling this car. We haven’t seen it. We know nothing about it other than…
Goodwood FOS 2016 Timed Runs Video

Goodwood FOS 2016 Timed Runs Video

The Goodwood Festival of Speed(FOS) is an annual historic hill climb held on the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England. Hundreds of thousands of people travel from around the world to watch the festival which includes this hillclimb. Attendance is now capped at 150,000 per day and I’ve heard the 2017 is already sold out. The…
The Grand Tour Started!

The Grand Tour Started!

Clarkson, Hammond, and May started filming the studio scenes for The Grand Tour on Amazon. The show won’t air until this fall on Amazon (no date has been set yet), but we finally get to see the tent studio they’ll drag around from city to city. There was a contest on Amazon to win…
24hrs of LeMans 2016 Video with No Commentary!

24hrs of LeMans 2016 Video with No Commentary!

The 24hrs of LeMans is the most prestigious endurance race in the world. Its also the oldest endurance race dating back to 1923. LeMans is the top of the racing career for drivers and also where the car manufacturer’s compete for bragging rights. There’s nothing like it in the world. The problem is…
[BROKAGAIN] – Mid-Season SitRep

[BROKAGAIN] – Mid-Season SitRep

Situation Report: I suck, but I think I’m getting better. I have had 3 events with 3 different clubs since we last spoke. The first event was on May 29th at Lake County Fairgrounds with TSSCC, the next was June 18th at Route 66 Raceway with Chicago SCCA, and the…
Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge!

Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge!

Pikes Peak is the premier Hill Climb in North America, but after nearly 100 years of racing up the dirt road, the Sierra Club forced the course to be fully paved and changed the race forever. Now there is an alternative hill climb that is 31km long and completely dirt, The Mike’s…
#GRIDLIFE2016

#GRIDLIFE2016

Where to start… This past weekend was even crazier than last year. Gridlife 2015 was rather nuts, and I would say the amount of precipitation that weekend could be defined as torrential. This weekend was dry; albeit a bit hot, and 10x crazier. We arrived (I carpooled with a friend)…
Idaho Rally 2016

Idaho Rally 2016

It had been some time since I was able to co-drive at a rally. The last time ending in a rather quick DNF in a Porsche before we  reached the start of the first stage. When my friend AJ asked me to co-drive a few months back for the Idaho Rally,…
Why Top Gear After Clarkson Is Horrible

Why Top Gear After Clarkson Is Horrible

TGAC(Top Gear After Clarkson) is horrible. It has nothing to do with the hosts although the Screaming Guy does suck pretty bad. It’s more the producing and writing. I bet you could take an old script and run the Joey and Screaming Guy through it and it would be a…
Nurburgring Crash, Fail, and Win!

Nurburgring Crash, Fail, and Win!

The Nurburgring makes for the best crash videos by far. It’s not because its so fast or dangerous but rather that the track is so accessible. Anyone with a drivers license go can go out and run at full speed. You don’t need a helmet or any safety gear. You…
DIY: Porsche 911 Cup Holder Repair (997)

DIY: Porsche 911 Cup Holder Repair (997)

The Porsche 911 sold from 2004 to 2012(997) is a great car, but the cupholders suck and constantly stop working. Generally they fail to open when you push the button. Sometimes they fail to close. The good news is that it’s an easy fix. The problem lies in this little…
How Ford Built The Focus RX

How Ford Built The Focus RX

Racecars are amazing vehicles but we usually only see the finished product and rarely get a look behind the scenes at how they are built. This video series by Ford Performance changes that with an in depth look at the Ford Focus RX thats driven by Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud…
Olympus: First Real Rally

Olympus: First Real Rally

If you know anything about the Olympus Rally, you might know that it was a round of the first ever US rally championship, a former WRC event, and was the last rally for Group B cars. Tough. Technical. Legendary. If you’ve been following my season, you probably know that Sno*Drift…
Tanner Foust Dominates Red Bull GRC Phoenix

Tanner Foust Dominates Red Bull GRC Phoenix

Tanner Foust won both Red Bull GRC races in Phoenix this weekend! Tanner and his teammate, Scott Speed dominated their heats and semi-finals on both days and if it weren’t for a late race issue for Speed on Saturday, the two would have taken the top two spots all weekend in their VW’s.…
Red Bull Global Rallycross – Phoenix 2016

Red Bull Global Rallycross – Phoenix 2016

The 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season kicks off with a doubleheader at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix. Here are the changes to the grid in a nutshell. Most of the regulars are back likeArpin (Chip Ganassi Racing), Patrik Sandell (Bryan Herta Rallysport), Tanner Foust (Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross), and…
Red Bull GRC Tv Schedule

Red Bull GRC Tv Schedule

Red Bull GRC just announced their Tv schedule for 2016. Before you go looking for it on cable. RedBull Tv is its own platform found on its website or through the Red Bull Tv app on most devices(Apple Tv, Roku, Iphone, Android, etc). The good news is that its free! The bad…
[BROKAGAIN] – Cone Carnage at Event 2

[BROKAGAIN] – Cone Carnage at Event 2

This past weekend was Event 2 for the Chicago Region SCCA. It was the first event with the new upgrades to setup (alignment, brakes, wheels & tires). Let’s just say, it was amazingly different. The car was a million times more responsive on all fronts, and with the loss in…
DIY Baja – The Return of the Pig!

DIY Baja – The Return of the Pig!

Six years ago I built a BMW for the Baja 1000 in just 14 days. We knew the car wouldn’t survive the full 1000 miles but Miller Welders dared me to even make the starting line. Even one mile in the race would be a huge success. We succeeded and…
Toyota Returns to Desert Racing with BJ Baldwin!

Toyota Returns to Desert Racing with BJ Baldwin!

Toyota recently announced that they will be returning to desert racing! If you don’t know why this is such a big deal, do you remember Ivan, Ironman, Stewart? Maybe you remember his video game Super Off-Road? You have to remember this truck? Toyota signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with two-time Baja 1000 champion…
[BROKAGAIN] – Stop Fast, Turn Fast, Go Fast

[BROKAGAIN] – Stop Fast, Turn Fast, Go Fast

With the rust (see also: lack of talent) shaken off, and a couple events under my belt for this season I’m looking ahead to a planned track-day on May 27th at Autobahn Country Club. Huzzah! I wanted to also start exploring more types of events like road rallies, lapping days,…
[BROKAGAIN] Season 2

[BROKAGAIN] Season 2

…and we’re back. It’s only been about 3 months since I gave a recap of Season 1, but race season is in full swing and it’s time for a Brokagain update. While I’m writing this it is May 6th, and I have finished the first event of the season for…
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…