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For Sale: Overlander From Hell!

For Sale: Overlander From Hell!

Calling this truck an overlander is a bit of stretch. It’s more of a storage unit on wheels. So naturally you would think a moving truck would be a good start. Nope. Too easy! This is a Ford F350. Can you pull a car and 30ft sailboat with your moving…
1997 WRC Season Review

1997 WRC Season Review

1997 saw a lot of changes for the World Rally Championship. A new top specification called World Rally Cars were introduced and manufacturers could choose between the existing Group A rules or the new World Rally Car rules which no longer required road going versions of the race car. Only…
Drift vs. Track Mode on the Focus RS

Drift vs. Track Mode on the Focus RS

 I’ve been waiting for this video since I first tried out the Ford Focus RS for Road & Track last winter. We spent an afternoon at a moto GP circuit in Valencia and the drift mode felt good but not all that different at high speed on a racetrack. But…
Volkswagen WRC. Where to now?

Volkswagen WRC. Where to now?

Earlier on in the year Volkswagen shocked the motorsport world by pulling the plug on two very big projects. And whereas Audi’s departure, while premature, was very expected, the decision to end the VW WRC team was a shock to everyone. Seemingly overnight three of the most prominent drivers expected…
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…
For Sale: Ford RS200

For Sale: Ford RS200

The Rs200’s might be the coolest car ever made. Even today they are still crazy fast and compete regularly. This one is road version and is offered up for auction at RM Sotheby’s New York – Driven By Disruption event, December 10, 2015. They estimate it will sell for $450,000 – $550,000…
Ford Gt Lemans Car SEMA Pictures!!!

Ford Gt Lemans Car SEMA Pictures!!!

While working at SEMA i had the chance to snap a couple phone pictures of the new Ford GT Lemans Car, and holy $@&* its a beast in person.  The diffuser extends far behind the rear bumper and every single curve on the car has the impression that its purpose…
Ford is Awesome – Factory Upgrades

Ford is Awesome – Factory Upgrades

My friends and I have always asked why the automaker’s can’t sell legitimate upgrade kits. Parts that actually make more power and are similar to what you would buy from the aftermarket tuners. Mostly so you can mod your new car and not void the factory warranty. It doesn’t seem…
RED BULL GRC REVISES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

RED BULL GRC REVISES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

Red Bull Global Rallycross has announced a revised structure for Supercar manufacturer points beginning with the upcoming 2015 season. Under the new system, the top-finishing eligible entrant from each recognized manufacturer is eligible to score points at each race, which will be tallied with its own five-point system. “We wanted…
RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: SUPERCAR

RED BULL GRC SILLY SEASON RECAP: SUPERCAR

To the untrained eye, the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar field might look pretty similar to last year’s lineup. After all, most of the same faces will be returning to the grid, with their numbers (and manufacturer partnerships) intact. But beneath the surface, there’s actually been quite a bit…
Velocity Stack Reversion on a 289

Velocity Stack Reversion on a 289

Velocity stacks are awesome! Old school cool for sure. They remind me of LeMans, of the good old days, of Ford vs. Ferrari. But here’s something you don’t see regularly. Velocity stacks being run up close on a dyno. At lower RPMs there is this cool reversion that happens that…
For Sale: Group B Ferrari 308

For Sale: Group B Ferrari 308

The group B era of rally is the best. Not just because of the speed of the cars and the nature of the drivers but because of the bizarre machines built by a wide variety of manufacturers. Everyone stepped up. Not just the usual suspects like Ford, Lancia, and Audi…
Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015

Goodwood Officially Launches Festival of Speed 2015

Today Goodwood is delighted to officially launch the 2015 Festival of Speed – for the first time exclusively online. The 2015 Festival of Speed centres, which will be held on June 25-28 around the theme Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge, pays tribute to the drivers and constructors throughout…
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV

500 bhp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine with dual four-barrel Holley carburetors, model T-44 four-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95 in. The fourth of only seven continuation Mk IV GT40s A faithful recreation of one…
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood 2015

Rally in the 100 Acre Wood 2015

Congratulations to David Higgins & Craig Drew for winning the 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  David and Craig dominated at this weekend’s snowy rally. With ice covering 50% of the roads on day 1 and steady snow on day 2 with 6+” of accumulation, this was a true snow…
Crash at 120mph and You Will Die!

Crash at 120mph and You Will Die!

Most crash tests top out at highway speeds. It’s the max you’re allowed to drive so why test higher? Because speed kills exponentially. The faster you go the more likely you are to die in a crash. Get your car up to 120mph and find a solid object and you WILL…
Turbo F1 Engines – How They Started

Turbo F1 Engines – How They Started

2014 isn’t the first year that Formula One has tried turbo power. Back in the early 1980’s there was a little rule allowed the use of a turbo charged engine but with smaller displacement. It was Renault that first moved to turbo power but the other teams quickly caught on.…
Spa 6 Hours Classic 2014

Spa 6 Hours Classic 2014

The Spa 6 Hours is an action-packed weekend of Classic Racing with 12 different classes at the beautiful circuit of Spa -Francorchamps. The absolute highlight of the weekend is the 6 Hour endurance race for pre ’66 GT cars with over a 100 cars at the start, At the start…
2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

The Historic GP Zandvoort was held for the third  time in the last weekend of August. With over 50.000 spectators a big succes. It was a weekend fully packed with races. Ranging from the 500CC F3 of the Fifties until the Group C of the Eighties. And some great Demonstration…
DILLON VAN WAY WINS 2014 SUPER PRODUCTION CHAMPIONSHIP

DILLON VAN WAY WINS 2014 SUPER PRODUCTION CHAMPIONSHIP

22-year old Dillon Van Way, of Carencro, Louisiana, has successfully locked up the Super Production Champion title as a result of his second place finish at last weekend’s Ojibwe Forests Rally in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The event was the seventh round in the eight round Rally America National Championship. Even…
WORLD RX CROSSES THE ATLANTIC FOR LANDMARK EVENT

WORLD RX CROSSES THE ATLANTIC FOR LANDMARK EVENT

Friday 8 August will go down in history as the day the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy staged its first event outside of Europe as part of the annual Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres (GP3R) motorsport festival in Quebec, Canada.  The GP3R, which also forms a round of NASCAR…
Ken Block Wins in Charlotte!

Ken Block Wins in Charlotte!

It was clear that Ken Block had one thing on his mind during Round 5 of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) weekend, winning.  Block was able to put together a perfect weekend including, two heat wins, a semi-final win, and eventually a finals win at the Dirt Track, which…
OLSBERGS MSE FORD CONTINUES PODIUM STREAK IN SWEDEN

OLSBERGS MSE FORD CONTINUES PODIUM STREAK IN SWEDEN

Andreas Bakkerud battled to a second-place finish for the Olsbergs MSE Ford team this weekend at the “Magic Weekend” in Höljes, Sweden, home to the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. “It’s a good weekend when it ends with a taste of champagne,” said a happy Bakkerud, who…
NITISS TAKES MAIDEN WORLD RX WIN AT HELL

NITISS TAKES MAIDEN WORLD RX WIN AT HELL

Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss has won World RX of Norway, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after a near-perfect performance at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Supercar.  The 18-year-old now leads the Championship over Norway’s Petter Solberg who finished runner-up in front of a…
BLOCK AND EKSTROM ADD TO STAR LINE-UP FOR HELL RX

BLOCK AND EKSTROM ADD TO STAR LINE-UP FOR HELL RX

Round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – World RX of Norway – boasts a truly international line-up with drivers from a variety of motorsport disciplines including F1, WRC, DTM and X Games.  Amongst the stars competing in Norway are American Gymkhana hero Ken Block…
Is It This Generation? Or This Generation Of Cars?

Is It This Generation? Or This Generation Of Cars?

There are people that claim my generation has lost its love for the automobile. They are totally wrong. My generation loves cars. But we love doing things ourselves, and are very informed. We are the first generation that truly grew up with the internet. We look up everything. We already know the million…
MoTown Showdown as TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes on Detroit

MoTown Showdown as TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes on Detroit

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship returns this weekend as America’s premier sports car series visits the automobile capital of the world for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers. Much like the recent event on the Long Beach Street Circuit, this weekend’s event on Detroit’s Raceway at…
WORLD RX AND 38 SUPERCARS GEAR UP FOR GREAT BRITAIN

WORLD RX AND 38 SUPERCARS GEAR UP FOR GREAT BRITAIN

Round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – AUTOSPORT World of Great Britain – will take place at Lydden Hill this weekend as a record entry of 38 Supercars descend on the Kent-based race circuit. Lydden Hill also marks the opening round of the five-round…
1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra

1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra

The history of Anglo-American hybrid sports cars dates back to the launch of Ford’s original “flathead” V-8 of 1932, which provided an infusion of relatively inexpensive and readily upgraded power to the elegant British sportsters of the era. Famous marques with this configuration being built between the wars included Jensen,…