We like cars and we really love driving them. But unless your name is Sebastian and you pilot an F1 Red Bull Infiniti, there’s always room to improve one’s skill behind the wheel. At AutoGuide, we are no exception to the rule and any time we get a chance to sharpen our talents, we jump… Continue Reading...
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Taking their first Le Mans victory in 1924, the Bentley Brothers and their powerful, heavy, rugged, and reliable Bentley Blower dominated motorsports in the 1920s, outclassing rival Bugatti and its more elegant, lightweight, but considerably more fragile machines. Despite Volkswagen ownership and the passing of many decades, Bentley cars still retain this trait today. Since… Continue Reading...
The Lotus Cup USA Series will begin its season on September 2nd at New Jersey Motorsports Park, followed by a second round at Lime Rock Park In Connecticut on October 20th. The inaugural East Coast events kick off the series, which features both open lapping days and a time trial event. The idea is to let Lotus… 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...
If you own an Aston Martin (and were pretty sure some of you actually do), keep reading, you might be interested in this bit of news: Aston Martin of Beverly Hills in conjunction with ESX Motorsports is holding a special track day for owners of these British exotics. The event will be held on April… Continue Reading...
Since going fast on public roads is both stupid and dangerous, not to mention illegal, more people are turning towards track days for their speed thrills. This has increased the demand for track-day specials like the Caterham 500 and the Ariel Atom. Now there will be a new kid on the block, fighting for your… Continue Reading...
The New Jersery Motorsport Park, a favorite among car enthusiasts on the East Coast, is going bankrupt. Someone please save it before it gets turned into another mall. NJMP is one of the newest tracks in America, having opened its doors back in 2008. It currently has two road courses and a professional karting track…. Continue Reading...
Ford is serious about the performance of the new Mustang Boss 302, and they want the new owners to be able to get the most out of their cars. So much so that Ford is now offering a full track day experience to those who have bought the track ready Boss 302. Called the ‘Boss… Continue Reading...
Toronto Motorsports Park, a former airfield that was converted into a 2 mile road course featuring 14 turns, is a great track for novices to dabble in motorsports. The speeds aren’t high enough to obliterate you in a crash, and the 14 turns will challenge a beginner, despite the lack of elevation changes. TMP’s biggest… Continue Reading...
Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport is built more for straight-line speed rather than lapping a road course. That didn’t stop one gentleman from taking the car around the Paul Ricard circuit (which looks like a pretty dull track, to be honest). In truth, the video isn’t all that exciting. The flat track makes it look as… Continue Reading...
Everyone who has attended a track day will be able to relate to this video, mocking the over-enthusiastic poseurs who populate lapping days across the nation. Much like the photographers lampooned in a previous video, these folks can be spotted their $100 motorcycle helmets that cost as much as their Nomex driving gloves. They’re never… Continue Reading...
An 87-year old WWII veteran and frequent blood donor was killed in a tragic accident involving a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that crashed during a lapping day at Texas Motor Speedway. Donald Krusemark died one day after the accident took place. The family declined to comment on the accident, but it is believed that Krusemark was… Continue Reading...