The call came in at 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night. A rich southern tycoon, who I’ll refer to as Mr. Moneybags to avoid a lawsuit, was on the other end of the line. Continue Reading...
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Today we leave the Windy City and point our MINIs east, hoping to land in Cleveland, Ohio sometime before dinner. Cue the “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video” on YouTube… Continue Reading...
MINI Takes the States, a bi-annual cross-country road rally is in full swing, with hundreds of rabid Cooper enthusiasts participating in events at diverse locations across this great land. We’re tagging along for a couple legs of this epic trip and tweeting all the way. Continue Reading...
Another successful Rally North America (RNA) event has come and gone. The last of the stragglers have finally made their way home and 75 cars are getting a well-deserved rest. Continue Reading...
Rallying for a Cause Rally North America (RNA) is quickly becoming one of the premiere charity road rally organizations in the country. Now in the organization’s fifth year of existence, the 2014 Rally US 50 is set to begin today as 80 cars line up at the starting line in Martinsburg, W.Va. For the next… Continue Reading...
The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is the real deal. Ignore the detractors who have yet to drive the new car; it’s not at all a mildly updated carryover. Continue Reading...
Subaru has just taken the wraps off of the 2015 WRX STI and it is more than just a WRX with a giant wing. Continue Reading...
Subaru has just taken the wraps off of the 2015 WRX STI and it doesn’t disappoint. Continue Reading...
“You are going to stand in the middle of a forest, in the dead of winter, for hours on end, to catch a glimpse of 30 cars driving by?” Yup. This is winter rally racing and to those not involved in the automotive culture, spectating at such events sounds downright insane. Continue Reading...
Is it possible for gear heads to do something good with their obsession of all things automotive? Continue Reading...
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a real Formula 1 race car? DXL SuperCar Driving Programs offers that and more. Continue Reading...
Welcome back to AutoGuide’s exploits at the Mazda Adventure Rally. We rejoin team Eunos Cosmo (Sami and Mike) as they hunt for big screen landmarks, highway signs and a trip to an historically hallowed ground. Do they still have a chance at first place? We’ll know soon. Despite the dizzying altitude, wild roads, gusty winds and… Continue Reading...
Testing is underway after earlier spy photos of the new Subaru WRX emerged this morning showing the car driving to the Nurburgring. Continue Reading...
Over a year ago, Excite Rallye Raid Team announced that it would be competing in the Dakar Rally with a race-prepped Range Rover Evoque. The British rally team has unveiled the first photos of its Dakar Rally competitor. Continue Reading...
Toyota’s new TMG performance division is debuting the production model, Yaris R1A racer, at the ninth round of the WRC. Continue Reading...
Crowdsourcing ideas from your fans seems to be the ‘in’ thing to do right now: first Stillen offered its fans an opportunity to design its Scion FR-S body kit, and now Motegi Racing is asking its fans to make its Ford Fiesta look amazing. Continue Reading...
Racing driver Walter Rohrl, Group B monster Audi Sport quattro S1, and the treacherous Pikes Peak Hill Climb are iconic in and of themselves, but when combined, it marks a legendary moment in the history of motorsports. 25 years ago, when the 4,301 meter hill climb was pure gravel, Rohrl threw his Audi around 156… Continue Reading...
Another video of the highly anticipated Toyota GT 86 has emerged, showing off the process behind turning the rear-wheel drive sports coupe into a competitive rally car. The 49 second clip doesn’t detail too much about the rally car, simply teasing us about the looks. However, the Toyota 86 looks like a superb specimen for… Continue Reading...
Lotus Racing has formally announced its motorsports program for the 2012 season, where we’ll see the highly anticipated Exige R-GT make its race debut in the FIA European Rally Championship. In addition, the British automaker will enter this year’s European Le Mans Series in an Evora GTE and will also be supporting drivers in the… Continue Reading...
Rallycross is clearly catching on in America, as the Team O’Neil Rally School will now be offering a trio of two-day Rallycross classes in 2012. Located in northern New Hampshire, the rally school consists of a 6.5-mile forest road course, separate skid pad & braking zone, obstacle avoidance area and a slalom course. The Rallycross… Continue Reading...
Dacia has taken quite a different approach in revealing its latest minivan, Lodgy. Rather than traveling the usual auto show circuit and looking pretty on rotating pedestals, a unique, race-prepped Dacia Lodgy has been made to compete in France’s ice rally series, the Trophée Andros, months before any information on the production model is available…. Continue Reading...
Ford presented a concept model showing what a future Fiesta ST might look like when it joins the Focus ST in the company’s high-performance small car offerings. The Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch has a silhouette inspired by Ford’s rally racing Fiesta RS WRC. The lowered stance with 17-inch alloy wheels and full ST body… Continue Reading...
Targa Newfoundland, the ultimate North American tarmac rally, is organized every September for seven days and travels across 2,200 kilometers, or 1,200 miles, of amazing central Newfoundland road. South Korean automaker Kia‘s Canadian operations are set to participate in the 2011 Targa Newfoundland Rally, which will be their second consecutive year at the event. This… Continue Reading...
Subaru recently captured the 2011 Rally America National title, and to show off its road to success the automaker has released a short film titled “Gunning for Gold”. The film debuted in Los Angeles and shows off Subaru Rally Team USA’s two talented drivers, David Higgins and Dave Mirra. The film features various rally racing… Continue Reading...