Going to School with Skip Barber Racing

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Going to School with Skip Barber Racing
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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...

Stock Up on ALMS Memorabilia Before it’s too Late

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Stock Up on ALMS Memorabilia Before it’s too Late
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The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is fading into the sunset after a decade and a half of high-octane competition. Starting next year it will cease to exist as it does today; it’s merging with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. But it’s not too late to stock up commemorative ALMS memorabilia. Continue Reading...

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Returns to Form

Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Returns to Form
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There is a racetrack northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canada that is steeped in history. Formerly known as Mosport (pronounced Mo-sport, not Moss-port), Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) is a rare track in that it’s barely changed in configuration since the first race was held on the 810-acre property in 1961. Continue Reading...

MINI John Cooper Works GP Officially Revealed

MINI John Cooper Works GP Officially Revealed
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Despite the information leaking early, as it so often does, the MINI JCW GP was just officially released, confirming the specifications that leaked yesterday. Continue Reading...

Toyota Sets New EV Pikes Peak Record

Toyota Sets New EV Pikes Peak Record
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Toyota‘s TMG EV P002 caught many people’s attention when it debuted in its full livery prior to this weekend’s event. Powered by two axial-flux motors, it packs nearly 470-hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

Infiniti M35h Crowned Fastest Full Hybrid in the World [Video]

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Chances are a burnout is pretty far from the picture when you think of a hybrid, but in this case speed is the name of the game. Last friday we posted a story about a teaser video featuring the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid titled “World’s Fastest Full Hybrid,” but just when you thought the message was… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Supports Dakar Rally Organizers With 40 Vehicles

Volkswagen Supports Dakar Rally Organizers With 40 Vehicles
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Volkswagen won’t be competing in the 2012 Dakar Rally, but the company will still provide support vehicles to event organizers. For the third year in a row, the company will provide 40 vehicles including 30 Amarok pickup trucks. Despite not competing, those trucks have to be tough enough to handle anything the course can throw… Continue Reading...

Texas Formula One Track Construction Delayed

Texas Formula One Track Construction Delayed
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  Circuit of the Americas is halting of the Formula One circuit in Austin, Texas, effective immediately. The organizers came to this decision after they didn’t receive a contract to assure that the Formula One United States Grand Prix will be held at their venue. “We have spent tremendous resources preparing for the Formula One and MotoGP… Continue Reading...

Brumos Porsche Builds Exclusive 911 GTS B59 Edition

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Maybe you can’t choose between the 23 different Porsche 911 variants currently listed on the German automakers website. Maybe none of them suit you perfectly. Well there is some good news, add a twenty-fourth variant to that list. Brumos Porsche of Jacksonville, Florida, confirmed today that five rare, factory-built 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition Coupes… Continue Reading...

Watch all 24 Hours of Audi’s Le Mans Race to Victory in Just 14 Minutes [VIDEO]

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In this 14 minute video, Audi takes the viewer through all that goes into competing and winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The video takes an in depth look into the all-new sophisticated R18 TDI race car and all the people working for the Audi racing team. The video is very entertaining whether hearing from… Continue Reading...

Porsche Launches 360 HD-video Experience App [VIDEO]

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Porsche has released a unique application called the Porsche 360° app for the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. This app allows for an up-close driving experience without actually sitting inside one of the sports cars. The app allows users to ride shotgun, alongside Porsche driver Jeroen Bleekemolen for a lap around the Zandvoort circuit. While in… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Slashes EV Price To Increase Sales

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Mitsubishi Slashes EV Price To Increase Sales
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Mitsubishi is becoming much more aggressive regarding future EV sales in its home market of Japan. Currently Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV sells for 3.98 million yen which equals $49,200. Government subsidies bring the price down a million yen equalling $36,900. The i-MiEV’s chief rival, the Nissan Leaf costs 3.76 million yen which equals $46,500 before subsidies and is… Continue Reading...

Subaru FT-86 Variant Won’t Get a Turbo: Report

Subaru FT-86 Variant Won’t Get a Turbo: Report
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Subaru’s version of the Toyota FT-86 front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe will finally debut at this December’s Tokyo Auto Show. Toyota will sell its version as a Scion in the U.S. As for the Subaru model, well, according to the latest reports, there won’t be a powerful, turbocharged STI version. Subaru has planned to produce… Continue Reading...

Official: Dacia Unleashes 850-hp GT-R-Powered Duster “No Limit” Pikes Peak Challenger

Official: Dacia Unleashes 850-hp GT-R-Powered Duster “No Limit” Pikes Peak Challenger
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The Romanian racing company Dacia famous for winter racing has joined Renaultsport, and a number of independent firms to build the Dacia Duster. The “No Limit” race car driven by Jean-Phillipe Dayraut was built for the Unlimited class at Pikes Peak. In this class, there are essentially no restrictions placed on a car’s specifications. In… Continue Reading...

The Reagan Library To Display Race Cars And Legendary Memorabilia In Three Days

The Reagan Library To Display Race Cars And Legendary Memorabilia In Three Days
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The Reagan Library located in Simi Valley, California, will debut an exhibition on May 27th called Start Your Engines: American Race Cars at the Reagan Library. This exhibit will feature race cars and other racing memorabilia. This exhibit will be featured at the Reagan Library, because of the former President’s interest in racing. The exhibit will run… Continue Reading...

BMW Pits M3 Against S1000 RR in Unfair Comparison: The Chase [Video]

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BMW put this video together regarding  a duel held between Nico Bastian in his E92 M3 and Rico Penzkofer on his 1000cc BMW RR motorcycle. The two friends bet one another that both were faster then each other around the track.  The race was set up with both drivers on opposite sides of the track… Continue Reading...
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