When Skip Barber decided it was time to retire from professional racing in the 1970s, he had a radical idea. What if aspiring racers were coached just like any other athlete? Although this is a no-brainer today, in the 1970s it was not a popular belief as many still thought racing talent was born, not… Continue Reading...
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Hot off the launch of the new Huracan, Lamborghini announced today that it will host its first-ever U.S.-based performance driving school. Continue Reading...
It probably isn’t the case for most, but a special few electric car owners think of their EVs as more than green lifestyle accessories. Continue Reading...
What is better than watching a Lexus LFA power around Laguna Seca raceway? How about watching 16 LFA’s doing it, all at the same time. Continue Reading...
Which supercar owner event is the coolest so far of 2012? Easily the first-ever LFA owner’s meet that took place today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – eat your heart out Gumball 3000. Continue Reading...
This weekend, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will play host to the largest Lotus Cup USA Series event yet with over 33 entrants participating in the weekend’s festivities. Continue Reading...
The partnership between Mazda and the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) that started in 2001 will officially continue into 2016. Continue Reading...
Mercedes-Benz is thanking its fans for 2,000,000 video views by taking a C 63 AMG Coupe out on Laguna Seca and burning some rubber, a welcome sight for the enthusiasts eyes. Continue Reading...
You don’t want to leave watermarks on the coffee table, but you don’t want to lose your street cred by putting down a coaster. We’ve got a solution – use Race Track Coasters and preserve your furniture (and cool status). The Race Track Coasters are machined from layered HDPE and are adorned with six of… Continue Reading...
The corkscrew at Laguna Seca is one of the most noticeable landmarks in the world to any automotive enthusiast. So BMW got clever with the famous turn with a new marketing video for its X5M, proving that it can even best its M3 counterpart on the track. The video starts out as your standard on-track… Continue Reading...
Other distinguishing features include a move to a reflective stripe package, with hockey stick graphics on the flanks (the spitting image of those found on the 1970 Boss 302), a new exterior color in the shape of shocking School Bus Yellow (chosen due to partnership with Bluebird), a gloss back panel between the LED taillight... Continue Reading...
As part of Cadillac‘s continued rebranding efforts the Cadillac Racing team has been releasing “ride along” videos from each of its races this season in the SCCA World Challenge series. The latest comes to use from the glass-smooth and world-famous Laguna Seca, where pilots Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim take us through all 11 turns… Continue Reading...
Here is one of the latest clips of the BMW M5 booting it on the Laguna Seca track. Oh how sweet the sound is! The M5 has been entirely redesigned but the biggest change is the switch from a high-revving V10 to a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8. The new engine cranks out 552 horsepower and 502 lb-ft… Continue Reading...
Last Sunday, the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted Refuel 2011, the third annual track day for electric cars and motorcycles. The event was open to anyone with an electric car, ranging from the Tesla Roadster to DIY conversion cars. This year’s event was the first time that fully electric production vehicles from mainstream car makers… Continue Reading...
On August 19th at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey California, Concorso Italiano will open the traditional Monterey/Pebble Beach Weekend. The event will feature more than 800-1000 beautifully designed Italian cars on display. Enthusiasts can engage in conversations with fellow car lovers and enjoy Italian fashion, food and art. There will no doubt be an astonishing variety of Ferrari’s,… Continue Reading...
Think electric vehicles aren’t sporty enough to tackle the vaunted Laguna Seca? Speed Ventures doesn’t think so. For the third year in a row, they’re offering EV owners the chance to drive the world-famous race track, compete against each other, and even win a trophy. Refuel 2011 is open to all EVs, including electric motorcycles… Continue Reading...
You’ve seen them on TV, and perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to see them up close in person – or even drive one one of them. And now you can bring your favorite racing circuits into your home with Race Tracks of the World. These works of art can be hung on your walls and… Continue Reading...
From October 22 to 24, Laguna Seca will host the first ever North American Global Tuner Grand Prix, a time-attack event bringing the very best modified cars from around the world to compete for bragging rights. Similar to the European Tuner Grand Prix and the Japanese International Lap Battle, the event is held on one… Continue Reading...
Chevrolet announced a custom one-off Z06 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette’s first appearance at LeMans. Featuring the traditional American racing color scheme (white with blue stripes), as the 1960 Corvette, which won its class at the 24 hour race. The car’s sale will benefit the National Corvette Museum, and anyone who wishes… Continue Reading...
Corvette Racing has just released the first part of a 12 part series, chronicling the team’s build up and follow-through for the 2010 American Le Mans Series. The first video in the series doesn’t waste any time dealing with Corvette Racing’s crushing finale at Laguna Seca, where contact by one of the Flying Lizard Porsches… Continue Reading...
LA Preview: Dodge to Unveil Updated 2010 Viper ACR in Los Angeles After Reclaiming Laguna Seca Track Record
The mystery of the Dodge Viper LA Auto Show world premiere has been solved, with the automaker announcing it will debut a revised version of its ACR model. With just a few minor tweaks, the 2010 ACR also lays claim to the production car lap record at Laguna Seca Raceway. In 2008 pro-driver Randy Pobst… Continue Reading...
Ever wonder what it’s like to drive the world famous Laguna Seca race track? Apparently the folks at Google were curious and so they sent out one of the Google street view cars onto the track. For some reason the Google street view doesn’t include a whole lap of the track, just from around turn… Continue Reading...
Just a year and a half after it was first unveiled as a concept car the Fisker Karma is set to take to the road track during the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. On August 15th, the plug-in hybrid Karma will run two laps of the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca course at 11:10 a.m… Continue Reading...
Lotus Cars USA has announced that it has signed on as the Title Sponsor of the grassroots Lotus Challenge Series. Started in 2008 by Jim Navarro and other Lotus enthusiasts the series held eight races in its first year with six in California and two at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada – the… Continue Reading...