Category Archives: Race Ride

How Fast Can I Go: The Tale of a Land-Speed Honda NC600

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How fast can I go? That is the single driving principle behind this car and for all those that race on salt or dry lakebeds. It’s such a simple concept, but one that actually defines all motor sport. It doesn’t matter if you’re racing Le Mans, NHRA, F1, or on a dry lake bed. The driving force behind all those racing disciplines is how fast can you go. And this little Honda represents the embodiment of that mantra.

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The Awesome, Short-Lived NASCAR Convertible Racing Division


NASCAR has had a pretty cut-and-dry formula for its racing series for a long time. All the cars in the current field barely share parts with their road going counterparts, and despite the manufacturer, all cars have to adhere to certain specs. But back in the 1950s, NASCAR was a far different beast, and there were multiple classes, including the short-lived Convertible Division.

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Global Rallycross is Part Rally, Part Demolition Derby


If you’ve never been to or seen a Global Rallycross (GRC) event, picture a combination of rally, drifting, and a demolition derby, all of which is accompanied by the musical stylings of Skrillex or Diplo. This gives you a vague sense of what this form of racing is. Although to truly understand what GRC is and to get a mouthful of tire smoke and go partially deaf due to the exhausts, you’ll definitely want to attend a race. Continue Reading »

Watch as a Modest Volkswagen Beetle Spanks a Porsche 911

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You’ve heard us extol the virtues of building a sleeper in the past. Building a car that flies under the radar both figuratively and literally is not only awesome, but also practical. A car doesn’t have to look like much when it goes like stink. That reasoning definitely had a hand in the latest Mighty Car Mods video.

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Watch This Racy DeLorean DMC-12 Spit Flames


For the rest of time, the shapely DeLorean DMC-12 will be remembered best as the 88-mph time-traveling supercar from 1985’s Back to the Future. It catapulted Marty McFly back in time to 1955, and lay a set of flaming tire tracks in the process.  Continue Reading »

Paul Newman and Steve McQueen: The Beef Between Two Racers


Paul Newman and Steve McQueen were perhaps the most widely known celebrity racers ever. Being contemporaries, in the same business, and having the same passions, you’d think the two would get along swimmingly. You’d be wrong.

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The 2003 Volkswagen Tarek That Took on Dakar

2003 Volkswagen Tarek Front

The Volkswagen Tarek debuted at the 2002 Essen Motor Show. Its next big debut came a short time later at the 2003 Paris-Dakar Rally where it put its rally-specific design to the test.

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The Rally Car Nissan Fairlady 240Z Could Be Our Favorite Z

1972 Nissan Fairlady 240Z

The Nissan Fairlady 240Z was the successor to the Fairlady Z. It was designed for rally driving with a closed, fastback, coupe body and debuted back in 1969. Although Nissan designed it specifically for rally events, the car was added to the domestic lineup in the US as the 240Z in 1971. The car came out of the gate with a win at the 19th Safari Rally in April of 1971 driven by E. Hermann and H. Schullerthat. This quickly made it a favorite with rally fans.

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This Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is Just Too Unruly for the Street


Across its legendary history, the Porsche 911 has never had a problem going fast on a track. Whether it be the vaunted RSRs of the 1970s, the “Moby Dick” 935/78, or the 911 GT2 of the ‘90s—these cars could hustle, and then some.  Continue Reading »

Bugatti’s Vision GT Concept Sounds Like Dsytopian Hellfire


Last week at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Bugatti unveiled the company’s Vision GT Concept to a stunned crowd. But as far as we knew, it was a digital concept, and was strictly designed for the PlayStation game, Gran Turismo 6.

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