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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…
Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

Inside a NORRA Mexican 1000 Pre-Evolution Winning Truck

We all know that Robby Gordon won the NORRA Mexican 1000 in his crazy cool Gordini but what about the other vehicles in the race? There were vintage vehicles, bikes and ATVs and a class called Evolution with an assortment of modern race vehicles ranging from Robby Gordon’s Unlimited entry all 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…
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…
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…
For Sale: 1979 Ford Escort MkII Rally Car

For Sale: 1979 Ford Escort MkII Rally Car

I love these cars! Rear Wheel Drive Rally Cars are for men with large balls. And the MkII Escort might be the best overall RWD Rally car ever made. And this one was featured in a magazine! I have no idea what that means or if it makes the car…
Building my S50ti RallyCross car

Building my S50ti RallyCross car

It seems like a long time ago, but it really was only a few years ago. It was 4 AM, I was up to my elbows in Kevlar and Resin as we made a full underbelly protector for Dave Kern’s BMW 318ti Rally build. I got hooked soon after I…
Top Brands Opt for Audi in DTM

Top Brands Opt for Audi in DTM

Audi provided the DTM Champion five times in the past eight years. The aim for the 2015 season is clear: another title in the prestigious touring car series. In pursuit of this aim, the brand with the four rings can rely on the support of internationally renowned partners. The BP…
DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

DIY Tech: How To Rebuild a BMW E30 Differential

My name is Dan. I race a 1987 BMW 325is in rallyx, hillclimbs, and other random events. But mostly Rallyx and hopefully stage rally in time. Past few events I had some people telling me that one of my drive wheels was doing nothing while I was trying to keep…
Deltawing Announces GT Race Car Concept

Deltawing Announces GT Race Car Concept

DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. today revealed an exciting evolution of the DeltaWing Racing Cars program with its announcement that it will begin development of a DeltaWing® GT race car concept.  It will be designed to demonstrate that with far less horsepower than many of today’s best sports cars, a two-seat…
Car #34: I Brought a Trailer, Again (part 2)

Car #34: I Brought a Trailer, Again (part 2)

The story of RX-7 version 1.0 can be found here. This is the story of rally car version 1.5. We left off with a disabled car in the middle of the desert rally cross course. Once again, I had to take the car home on a trailer. A rally car with a…
Kelly Moss Factory GT3 RSR Racecar

Kelly Moss Factory GT3 RSR Racecar

If this your first introduction to Kelly Moss Motorsports, welcome to awesome world of the Stone brothers. Kelly Moss Motorsports, based in Madison, Wisconsin, boasts more than 25 years of racing expertise and delivers results. “Racing is really the core of our company,” Stone said. “It’s what we started doing 26 years ago, and…
1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works

1969 Porsche 911 S Ex-Works

Est. 275 bhp, 2,492 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, sliding throttle bodies, and a twin-plug ignition, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with anti-roll bars, and front and rear disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,268 mm. One of six factory-built 1969 911 S…
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…
Jeremy Clarkson Suspended From BBC

Jeremy Clarkson Suspended From BBC

We’re not sure what happened, but we saw on Jalopnik this morning that Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended and Top Gear won’t air this Sunday! What the hell? It has to be a massive human resource-like violation where company policy requires a suspension until the facts can be sorted out.…
Build, Race, Sleep in a Small Tent

Build, Race, Sleep in a Small Tent

The SCCA San Francisco region driver’s school is a yearly event to earn the novice competition license for road racing. Being only once a year, we of course procrastinated about 11 of those 12 months before getting Lina’s car ready for the event. The car? Her 1971 BMW 2002. A Rally America…
MSX Expo

MSX Expo

The MSX Expo had over 60 different world class exhibitors to walk through and talk directly to their team.  With over 30 different seminars where you could learn some top notch motorsports education from some very renowned racing legends from all varieties of of motorsports disciplines.  MSX is geared toward…
A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 2

A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 2

Well, so much for that Pt 1 story… It was supposed to be the story of the year. Sebastien Loeb, the nine-time World Rally champion and all-around living legend, makes a one-off return to Rally Monte Carlo. His chief competition? Defending series (and race) champion Sebastien Ogier, who, thanks to…
SUBARU XV CROSSTREK SPECIAL EDITION

SUBARU XV CROSSTREK SPECIAL EDITION

Subaru of America, Inc., which has posted record-breaking sales every year for the past six years, today announced the introduction of the 2015 XV Crosstrek Special Edition. The Special Edition will be limited production of 1,000 models arriving into retailers in Spring 2015. Based on the well-equipped 2.0i Premium trim,…
FOR SALE – 2JZ BMW 2002!

FOR SALE – 2JZ BMW 2002!

This ridiculous BMW is up for sale! Its got a 2JZ swap which means 700bhp and 664lb ft of torque. Even better is that it only 1182kg. $25k and its yours… well you can’t really bring a trailer. But you get the idea.  If you’re still on the fence, take…
Auto X’ers beware: the fastest Miata is in Town

Auto X’ers beware: the fastest Miata is in Town

Auto X’ers and southern California track drivers beware, there is a new MX-5 in town gunning for fastest Miata!  Build Race Party has managed to obtain a few details about the highly secretive go-fast project. Early North America (NA) Miatas are known for being lightweight and nimble… well this one…
CHARACTER-BUILDING WEEKEND FOR HYUNDAI/RHYS MILLEN RACING AT RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHARLOTTE

CHARACTER-BUILDING WEEKEND FOR HYUNDAI/RHYS MILLEN RACING AT RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS CHARLOTTE

Hyundai/Rhys Millen Racing drivers Rhys Millen and Emma Gilmour went through a difficult weekend at Red Bull Global Rallycross Charlotte, the fifth round of the 2014 Red Bull GRC season. In a hotly contested battle, Hyundai/RMR-prepared Hyundai Veloster Turbos challenged for the main event thanks to development work performed after…
DRIFTING STAR KEN GUSHI TO RACE SCION FR-S AT PIKES PEAK

DRIFTING STAR KEN GUSHI TO RACE SCION FR-S AT PIKES PEAK

Veteran racer Ken Gushi knows the Scion FR-S. He also knows the demanding 156-turn race course that climbs Pikes Peak. Gushi will bring his experiences together driving the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S in the 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29. Best known as a top drifting competitor,…
Brakim Racing at Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

Brakim Racing at Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally

Build Race Party’s Matt Brandenburg was at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally(STPR) this past weekend in Wellsboro, PA.  When I found him on The Green at Parc Expose Friday morning he and his co-driver Elliott Sherwood were in high spirits and full of the energy that seems to always accompany the…
1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula One

1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula One

British designer John Barnard was given virtual carte blanche to restore Ferrari’s Formula One fortunes to the top rank when he agreed, in 1987, to an enormous salary and the opportunity to establish a new Ferrari Technical Centre in England.  Ferrari had not won a Formula One race since the…
DAVID COUTHARD WEIGHS IN AHEAD OF THE MONACO GRAND PRIX

DAVID COUTHARD WEIGHS IN AHEAD OF THE MONACO GRAND PRIX

Ahead of Monaco, we caught up with 13-time grand prix winner and Monaco resident David Coulthard about the allure of this special race. Plus, we get both our drivers thoughts ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. Q1: David, you live in Monaco and your first Monaco GP was in 1995.…
AUDI PREPARES ‘MEN AND MATERIAL’ FOR LE MANS

AUDI PREPARES ‘MEN AND MATERIAL’ FOR LE MANS

The Le Mans 24 Hours on June 14 and 15 is the season’s pinnacle event every year for Audi Sport Team Joest. It is the world’s major endurance race with the largest number of fans and twice the number of WEC points to be scored. Plus, the preparation for this…
Creative visionaries: MINI Paceman Adventure.

Creative visionaries: MINI Paceman Adventure.

Munich. A creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors at the BMWs plant in Munich and Dingolfing has produced a completely unique vision for MINI. Choosing the MINI Cooper S Paceman as their base model, the students transformed the car into a two seater with a pickup style cargo…
BMW M235ix testing at the Nürburgring

BMW M235ix testing at the Nürburgring

You see manufacturer cars at the ring all the time. They’re not special. There are regular cars hiding in camouflage all over the place. Sitting there outside of Pistenklause. Or in the industrial park. It just a part of being at the Ring. But every so often you find something…
Peugeot to return to Dakar in 2015

Peugeot to return to Dakar in 2015

Peugeot has announced it is to return to the Dakar rally for 2015, in collaboration with Red Bull Motorsports and Total. Peugeot has revealed the design of the car that will attempt outright victory in one of the world’s toughest races. It’s based on the 2008 crossover, in the same way the 208 T16 is based…
1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider

1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider

It is almost impossible to mention a Ferrari bearing a six-cylinder engine without mentioning Enzo Ferrari’s late son, Alfredo. Whilst young “Dino” passed away at the age of 24 due to muscular dystrophy, it was clear that he already had a solid understanding of the engineering behind his father’s company.…
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione

Ferrari’s immortal 275 GTB, with its sleek, shark-like profile, muscular 3.3-liter V-12 engine, and agile handling ability, was offered as a powerful road going berlinetta in two-cam and, later, four-cam variations. Although all 275 GTBs were coupés, the initial design’s blunt nose gave way to a more aerodynamic, longer nose…
1964 Alpine M64

1964 Alpine M64

In 1955, Alpine was founded by Jean Rédélé, who originally modified and campaigned Renault 4CVs but quickly found success in many of the world’s most illustrious sports car races. Soon enough, Rédélé started building his own cars on the 4CV chassis and mechanicals, with the A106 being produced in 1955.…
1974 Hesketh 308 Formula One

1974 Hesketh 308 Formula One

Lord Hesketh’s first grand prix racing car was designed and engineered in-house by Harvey “Doc” Postlewaite (the team previously ran a 1973 March 731). Their new 308, which referred to the three-litre, eight-cylinder DFV engine that powered the car, was assembled by B.S. Fabrication Ltd. in Luton. When James Hunt…
1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype

1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype

Englishman Brian Lister used the facilities of his father’s Cambridge wrought iron shop, George Lister & Sons, as the basis for a career in race car engineering, which then blossomed into one in sports cars during the early 1950s. Starting with an MG platform in 1954, Lister soon graduated to…