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Media Credentials Denied?!  Huh? Really?

Media Credentials Denied?! Huh? Really?

When you have a media hard-card for three separate racing series, getting blatantly denied credentials by a different series tends to come as a shock. An even bigger shock is getting denied media access by the race track that is hosting the event. But the biggest shock of all.. is after…
Midwest Rally Notice – 2015 Show-Me Rally

Midwest Rally Notice – 2015 Show-Me Rally

Are you located in the midwest and want another rally? The 2015 Show-Me Rally consist of multiple stages, utilizing the same roads that David Higgins, Ken Block and others compete on during the Rally America National Championship event known as Rally in the 100 Acre Woods.  As a small regional rally, the…
WORLD SKIING CHAMPION VERSUS RALLY ACE

WORLD SKIING CHAMPION VERSUS RALLY ACE

A ferry that waits for nobody, breath-taking fjord scenery in Norway and a unique race. That is what you get when Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway’s downhill gold medallist, meets compatriot and Volkswagen rally driver Andreas Mikkelsen. The result was a wonderfully wild preparation for round eight of the FIA World…
Red Bull GRC Round 5 & 6 – Motorcity Madness…

Red Bull GRC Round 5 & 6 – Motorcity Madness…

Red Bull Global Rallycross made its debut in Detroit on a .757-mile course on Belle Isle, which hosted the series’ second doubleheader of the 2015 season. Ken Block took his record-setting sixth career victory on Saturday, while Patrik Sandell earned his first win of the year on Sunday. Saturday Ken Block and Patrik…
Trucks aren’t just for hauling… You can race them too

Trucks aren’t just for hauling… You can race them too

ChampTruck World Series made a stop in St. Louis this past weekend and put on one hell of a show. Who would have ever thought that Semi-Trucks would A). Race on a road course and B). Be fun to watch. “Big-Rig” tractor truck racing can be found in Europe, Australia,…
Grassroots to Goodwood Part 5 – Pre event nerves

Grassroots to Goodwood Part 5 – Pre event nerves

Two weeks have passed now since we made our triumphant return to Goodwood Festival of Speed and I still have a sweet taste in my mouth of burnt tyre rubber and Verve Cliquet champagne. It’s a strange combination but one I am happy to get used to as we now…
Lexus creates a real Hoverboard

Lexus creates a real Hoverboard

Luxury automotive brand Lexus has partnered with world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards ever developed. “At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible,” said Mark Templin, executive vice president, Lexus International. “That…
SUNDAY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED: PICTURE GALLERY

SUNDAY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED: PICTURE GALLERY

The 22nd Goodwood Festival of Speed drew to a close this evening, with the winner of the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend, Nico Rosberg, having thrilled the assembled crowds in his MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W04 V8 Formula One car. Having harmed tyres on the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hill, Nico Rosberg…
THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

THE ALL NEW LOTUS 3-ELEVEN

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, the new car is focused on providing…
SATURDAY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED: PICTURE GALLERY

SATURDAY AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED: PICTURE GALLERY

The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 made its public debut today on the Goodwood Hill, with the Chairman of AMG, Tobias Moers, behind the wheel – marking the very first time the 381 hp machine had been seen in action, just hours after it was unveiled. Glorious sunshine prevailed, and Saturday…
FORMULA E CROWNS ITS FIRST CHAMPIONS IN LONDON

FORMULA E CROWNS ITS FIRST CHAMPIONS IN LONDON

The outcome of the FIA Formula E Championship was decided at the final round in London. Sam Bird (Virgin) won the last ePrix of the season, whilst the all-electric series’ inaugural titles were won by Nelson Piquet (Nextev TCR) and e.dams-Renault. At the end of the London double-header, the team…
The learning curve welcomes Collete Davis to Daytona for GRC Rd 2/3

The learning curve welcomes Collete Davis to Daytona for GRC Rd 2/3

Racing at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend was surreal for Collete Davis.  Davis, who attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University near Daytona International Speedway for an engineering degree, also spent time racing formula cars at the historic track. Unfortunately, this trip to Daytona International Speedway was rougher than those of the past as mechanical…
Red Bull GRC Round 2 & 3 – Daytona

Red Bull GRC Round 2 & 3 – Daytona

SATURDAY RECAP: Patrik Sandell, Ken Block, and Jeff Ward qualified 1-2-3 and eventually lined up on the front row for Saturday’s main event, setting up a battle between three M-Sport Fords on the front row. But contact between all three drivers heading into the dirt hairpin opened the door for…
Red Bull GRC Round 1- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015

Red Bull GRC Round 1- Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015

IN BRIEF: Ken Block broke his streak of bad luck in Red Bull Global Rallycross season openers with a statement victory in the 2015 kickoff round in Fort Lauderdale. Block, last year’s championship runner-up, held off fellow 2014 title contenders Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. for the victory. HEAT RECAPS: Polesitter…
PLAY RED BULL GRC CHALLENGE GAME & EARN UNIQUE REWARDS

PLAY RED BULL GRC CHALLENGE GAME & EARN UNIQUE REWARDS

Have you ever wanted to get on the track and race Red Bull Global Rallycross? Of course you have. Well, want no more, as we present the official Red Bull Global Rallycross Challenge game. No longer does it take other-worldly ability behind the wheel like Joni Wiman to be a GRC champion. Just register…
I want a 1989 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 1

I want a 1989 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 1

I found this on bringatrailer.com this morning and now I really want find an old Mercedes Benz. This 190E 2.5-16 Evo 1 is pretty awesome, 1). Because its rare and 2). because its built for the track, and the owner obviously did not cut any corners. Caged interior with Recaro seats, deleted…
UK Wildcats set to road back into action!

UK Wildcats set to road back into action!

The full-blown UK assault on the Rally Aïcha des Gazelles is back underway for the UK Wildcats, as the team, led by intrepid motorsport presenter Alexandra Legouix, is now gearing up to prepare for their maiden voyage to Morocco. The team was unable to compete in the 25th anniversary edition…
2015 Olympus Rally Recap – The Build Race Party Edition

2015 Olympus Rally Recap – The Build Race Party Edition

For the forth consecutive event, David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew brought home a commanding victory for Subaru Rally Team USA at the Olympus Rally. Marking the return of the event to the National Championship rotation for the first time since 2012, teams faced a triple threat: loose conditions, dust and tricky…
The Top Gear McLaren F1 is for sale

The Top Gear McLaren F1 is for sale

This is TopGear’s own McLaren F1. Really. It’s got their name on it and everything. Did you know TopGear magazine sponsored this McLaren F1 GTR in the FIA GT Endurance championship? This McLaren was car 28R, the tenth and last F1 GTR Longtail ever built. Campaigned by GTC Motorsport Gulf Team Davidoff, it…
For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

For Sale: BMW e30 M3 LS2 Track Car

Now this more our style. Yes it’s expensive at $20,000 but it’s less than a 1/10th of the motor swapped e30 M3 that was for sale earlier this week for $224,000. Mostly because this M3 is fitted with a 6.0L LS2 out of a 2006 GTO. Yes, Its an 88…
PORSCHE OPENS NEW $100 MILLION EXPERIENCE CENTER / HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA

PORSCHE OPENS NEW $100 MILLION EXPERIENCE CENTER / HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA

Porsche Cars North America today officially opened its new $100 million Porsche Experience Center (PEC) and headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The 27-acre complex located at the Northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the largest investment outside Germany for the sports car manufacturer. The industry-first facility is complete with…
Real Working TRON Lightcycle sold at Auction

Real Working TRON Lightcycle sold at Auction

A working replica of the famous Lightcycle form the movie TRON: Legacy has smashed expectations by selling for US$77,000 as part of the record-breaking Andrews Collection auction. RM Auctions’ pre-sale guide for the chunky electric bike put the expected price at US$25,000 to $40,000, with the result proving once again that…
Acid Test for New Audi R8 LMS at NÜRBURGRING

Acid Test for New Audi R8 LMS at NÜRBURGRING

The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is regarded as a particularly challenging event. The 25.378-kilometre combination of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife that was opened in 1927 is the world’s longest race track. Especially the legendary Nordschleife, also known as the ‘Green Hell,’ featuring 73 corners, inclines of…
Who is Tyler Witte?

Who is Tyler Witte?

Currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, Tyler Witte has made a name for himself as a stunt performer and fabricator at the young age of 27. I met Tyler a few years back (2011), as he took to the rally stages in southern Missouri for the Perryville Farm and Forest Rally.…
NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO UNIVERSITY: TESTING THE GT-R LM NISMO

NISMO University shows you exactly what’s going on behind the scenes to get the Nissan GTR LM NISMO ready for Le Mans. From testing virtually, on-track and in the crash test facility, the team are facing and overcoming challenges that come with the development of a unique front-wheel drive LM…
OLSBERGS MSE INTRODUCES 2015 LITES DRIVERS

OLSBERGS MSE INTRODUCES 2015 LITES DRIVERS

Championship rallycross team Olsbergs MSE demonstrates its commitment to the future of rallycross in 2015 with a full international roster of Lites drivers representing the next generation in the sport. “We believe in creating opportunities for young drivers to shine,” said OMSE team owner Andreas Eriksson. “We designed the Lites…
Help Bobby Kennedy get Back on the Track!

Help Bobby Kennedy get Back on the Track!

Those that follow sports car racing in the south east likely have seen and appreciated the talent of young Daytona Beach racer Bobby Kennedy. Last year, the Kennedy family invested heavily to build a Trans Am Series racer for the fast growing TA2 class. A new Mustang was constructed by…
Olsbergs MSE Launches Multi-championship Rallycross Campaign

Olsbergs MSE Launches Multi-championship Rallycross Campaign

Defending champions Olsbergs MSE today announce their return to the worldwide rallycross stage with a full roster of drivers preparing for an international, multi-championship campaign. The team finished atop the podium in both the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship last season and is again…