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

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

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YYMA4NdB9M&w=854&h=480] 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…
Car #43: The Road to Rally (part 1)

Car #43: The Road to Rally (part 1)

One year from now, I will be strapped in the seat of my car. The timer will be counting down to null and I will be away in a fury of dust, gravel, and misplaced optimism. Or at least that is how I picture it. To be clear, it won’t be…
Mendocino Rally 2015

Mendocino Rally 2015

A rally is often more than just the days of the event. Truth be told, rallying starts days before a car sets down the road, so that’s where I’ll start. 15 Days Before When any motorsport event nears, one always finds themselves less prepared than they hoped. We certainly didn’t…
The Allure of Car TV Shows

The Allure of Car TV Shows

I almost avoided writing about this. Every single automotive blog, website, forum, news agency, etc has written about Top Gear’s demise. I’m sure even some Old Order Mennonites found the news disturbing. But why would so many people defend someone who did something clearly in the wrong? Its because we loved that…
Street Driven Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

Street Driven Tour at Gateway Motorsports Park

On Saturday July 4th 2015, Street Driven Tour made it’s second stop to St. Louis Missouri, and I was out there to cover the event with BRP. Also for this event, Steve Topping debuted his new livery on his BMW. Steve’s car did not fail to impress. Formula D Drivers…
NCM Motorsports Park – A great track?

NCM Motorsports Park – A great track?

Maybe you’ve heard. Late last year (2014), the National Corvette Museum (NCM) opened its own race track: a nearly 3.2 mile road course in its longest configuration in the Corvette’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. And, it’s pretty awesome. With some 20 turns in its Grand Full course lay-out it…
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…
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…
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…
Land Rover BDSM: She Squirts…

Land Rover BDSM: She Squirts…

At some point you basically come to terms with leaking some sort of fluid. Like the way you come to terms with the annoying drama of your significant other. Ever watched your girl trim her toenails? Or why not put the cap back on the toothpaste? Or wipe down the sink?…
Morgan’s Electric 3 Wheeler

Morgan’s Electric 3 Wheeler

     The Morgan 3 Wheeler has traditionally been a car built for people who like to wear goggles, silk scarfs and pretend to be WWI fighter aces or if your name is Alex Roy. With the V-Twin engine up front it certainly has the soundtrack of a early 20th century…
Koenigsegg Breaks Previous Record

Koenigsegg Breaks Previous Record

     You probably have heard of Koenigsegg but if not, they are a Swedish car manufacturer know for building very fast cars. How fast? Well their latest creation, called the One:1, just broke the world record for being the quickest car to go from zero to 300km/h (186 mph) and…
The Ram Rebel Is Here!

The Ram Rebel Is Here!

     In this day and age most people buy a car based on fuel economy and practicality. As luck would have it Dodge has been delivering just that, sort of…on the practicality side.      For example you want a car to blast across the county with? Challenger Hellcat of…
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…
2015 Club Loose’s East Coast Bash

2015 Club Loose’s East Coast Bash

Once again Club Loose does not disappoint, putting together such a huge event takes a whole lot of skill, and the guys at Club Loose do it phenomenally. If you’re unfamiliar with drifting, what it is and how the competitive side of things works, well, you may want to take…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: BUCKY LASEK

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: BUCKY LASEK

Vitals: Born: December 3, 1972 // Hometown: Dundalk, MD 2015 Team: #81 Subaru Rally Team USA WRX STI 2014 Results: Lasek’s third year as a Red Bull GRC driver proved to be the breakout season that he and Subaru Rally Team USA fans had been waiting for. He led the…
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…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: KEN BLOCK

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: KEN BLOCK

Vitals: Born: November 21, 1967 // Hometown: Park City, UT 2015 Team: #43 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: The season started with a spectacular rollover in Barbados and elimination in the X Games semifinals, but Block earned six podiums in the final eight races to establish himself…
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…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: OLIVER ERIKSSON

Vitals: Born: December 27, 1998 // Hometown: Osmo, SWE 2015 Team: #16 Olsbergs MSE GRC Lites 2014 Results: The younger Eriksson brother landed a three-race GRC Lites program last year, impressing with a fourth place finish in New York and backing it up with a podium in Charlotte just six…
RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

RED BULL GRC SEASON PREVIEW: PATRIK SANDELL

Vitals: Born: April 21, 1982 // Hometown: Ostersund, SWE 2015 Team: #18 Bryan Herta Rallysport Ford Fiesta ST 2014 Results: Sandell broke through for his first race victory in Washington DC in June, and on the whole was slightly more consistent, missing only one final as opposed to three the…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER WHITTEN

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: TANNER WHITTEN

Vitals: Born: October 15, 1992 // Hometown: Rochester, IL 2015 Team: #15 DirtFish Motorsports GRC Lites 2014 Results: Whitten attended multiple Red Bull GRC events in 2014, but none of them as a driver. His competition debut will come in Fort Lauderdale on May 30-31. What’s New in 2015: DirtFish…
GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

GRC LITES SEASON PREVIEW: ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ

Vitals: Born: January 26, 1996 // Hometown: Bogota, COL 2015 Team: #126 AF Racing GRC Lites 2014 Results: Fernandez’s GRC Lites debut at X Games Austin didn’t quite go as planned, as the sport’s first Colombian driver failed to make the six-car final. But his results consistently improved as the…
The Cost of Online Racing

The Cost of Online Racing

Let’s be honest here. I’m broke, I’m in my early 20’s and I live with my parents for the reason I just mentioned. However. All of my life I wanted to be a racing driver, and while my driving skill is not atrocious, it’s not enough for me to actually…
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…
The Most Expensive E30 M3 in the World

The Most Expensive E30 M3 in the World

This Ebay listing has been sent to me twice today. Both times the message said “Is this guy high?” Well it is for sale in La Jolla, CA so I think the answer could be yes because Medical Marijuana. But seriously, why do my friends ask that question?  Mostly because the…
Empire Hill Climb Revival

Empire Hill Climb Revival

The Empire Hill Climb Revival will be one of the highlights of this summers racing calendar – May 30th. Especially if you live in the midwest. There are longer hill climbs and more popular hill climbs, but this one is special. It’s a recreation of an old hill climb that ran…
SCCA Majors at Blackhawk Farms

SCCA Majors at Blackhawk Farms

Sunday morning at the Blackhawk Majors we had some lovely weather, overcast and slightly chilly.  The morning started out with Spec Miata in group one.  Early on in the race several cars went off in turn one.  Our winner Kyle Webb said it was like the parting of the red…
BMW: The End Of An Era

BMW: The End Of An Era

Three years ago I wrote the article titled “The Death of BMW’s M Brand”saying that the BMW M cars had become the Ultimate Poser Machine. But I didn’t realize how right I was until last Saturday when I went to a Chicago Region SCCA Autocross. There were two BMWs there and…
Bay Area 02 Vintage BMW Show

Bay Area 02 Vintage BMW Show

For the last few years, we have attended this event at the Brisbane Marina, just south of San Francisco. Its probably the best organized car show I have been too, especially for a show dedicated to a single model.  And for BMW, the 2002 really is the iconic car they…
Why Can’t I Put BMW Fuel Injection on a 1974 Scout?

Why Can’t I Put BMW Fuel Injection on a 1974 Scout?

I know this sounds insane but why not? I’ve been playing with(others call it rebuilding) the Eddlebrock Performer series carb that was on the Scout when I bought it and all I can think about is how simple the BMW fuel injection is that I normally use. I know the…
For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

For Sale: Vintage NASCAR ’66 Galaxie 

This is a pretty cool “For Sale” post because of the car’s history. We love race cars, but old race cars are special. This one is a vintage nascar 1966 Galaxie needing a complete restoration. The seller claims that it is fully documented with pictures, and video footage from the 1960s and…
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…
The Baja Pig – Part 1, The Big Picture

The Baja Pig – Part 1, The Big Picture

The drawing is real. Its a 1989 BMW 325is that I converted into a desert racer for the Baja 1000. Turns out its the first production based BMW to run the infamous race and it all started when I was dared by Miller Welders to build a BMW for the Baja…