Category Archives: Race Ride

Infiniti Gives One Young Student The Opportunity Of a Lifetime

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Do you remember what you were doing when you were 22 years old? Imagine you’re that age again, and Infiniti selects you out of thousands of applicants, including 12 other finalists, to work hand-in-hand with the company’s Formula 1 racing team. Alex Allmandinger, the winner of this year’s Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy (IPEA), and will get to work side-by-side with the Infiniti Red Bull racing team.

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Watch a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Race a Tuned Nissan GT-R

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As we witnessed firsthand not too long ago when we tested a Bugatti Veyron, that car is frighteningly fast to say the least. While the Veyron was an undisputed heavyweight when it first hit the streets a decade ago, many others have caught up, and even a car that may not have out-gunned it in stock form has a fighting change when backed by the right tuners.

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A V8-Powered Volvo Amazon Hotrod? Why Not!

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If there is one thing to be said about the current group of custom car builders, it’s that they are coming up with some rather unique builds. Gone are the days of the old school hotrods, and in their place, cars much more out there on the spectrum of what is considered a normal build. Luckily, these “out there” builds are absolutely amazing in every way.

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Why People Are Freaking Out Over this BMW Concept Car

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Last night, BMW released a slew of images of a concept car. It is the second version of this particular concept. The first time around, it was met with mixed response, but this time, people (and by that we mean BMW fans) are going absolutely bonkers.

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Restoring a Le Mans-Winning Ford GT40 is Hard Work

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Here’s a question. How do you restore quite possibly the most important Ford racecar of all time? Answer: Really, really carefully.  Continue Reading »

Pristine Boss 302 Trans Am Sells At Auction

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Ford was once a titan among the racing community. Not only did it sweep the historic race at Le Mans with the Ford GT40s, but it also ran one of the best sportscar racing programs ever. Chief among them was the Boss project. In its heyday, the Boss would compete against Camaros, Firebirds, Minis, and all other manner of amazing—and now vintage—racecars. And through it all, through all the adversity Ford faced, the Boss continually showed up the competition by beating them at every step and turn.

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Classic Racecars Take the Field at The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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Each year, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca holds its annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in conjunction with the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Motorsports Reunion brings classic racecars from around the world to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and throws them all back out on the track to relive their respective glory days.

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Futuristic Audi Union Concept Relives Cars of Racing Past

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Throughout the 1930s, the single-seat Auto Union race cars were some of the most amazing looking machines on the track—and also some of the most successful. The racers took home 25 victories between 1935 and 1937 alone, and even nearly broke 200 mph. Continue Reading »

Weird Car of the Week: Mazda’s Neglected Track Toy

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1996; while the “Macarena” was at the top of the music charts, Mazda was doing a strange dance of its own. They were calling it the MS-007, and while it may not have been nearly as catchy, the concept car was strangely appealing to a group on enthusiasts that, at the time, were mostly Miata crazy. Continue Reading »

Watch as Daredevil Felix Baumgartner Drifts a Helicopter

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Once you’ve had a taste of adrenalin, you’ll never be able to go back to living a normal life. We know this from personal experience. Every time we get behind the wheel of something ridiculously fast, we never want to leave. It becomes an addiction, an addiction that tends to lead to bigger and crazier stunts. That seems especially true when it comes to longtime daredevil Felix Baumgartner.

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