Category Archives: Race Ride

Historic Brabham-Cosworth BT33 Up for Auction

Brabham Cosworth

The 1970 Brabham-Cosworth BT33 that goes on sale August 14th at the Bonham’s auction as part of Pebble Beach weekend is an F1 racing car packed with history. Its expected price of up to $1.4 million seems conservative based on its pedigree. Continue Reading »

5 Worst Pace Cars of All Time

2012 Daytona 500 Camry Pace Car

This weekend’s John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway features a great pace car; the 2014 Chevy SS. That got us thinking about pace vehicles that just don’t seem to fit. What we found were the five worse pace cars of all time. See if you agree. Continue Reading »

Formula E Racer Runs A Electric Lap At Donington [Video]

Formula E Racer

If you thought this year’s F1 cars were quiet, wait until you get a load of this. It’s a Formula E racer — F1’s cleaner and greener cousin — taking a lap of Donington Park in the UK.

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Child Parks Go-Kart Like a Boss [video]

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If you are into cars and own a vehicle with a handbrake, then at some point, you’ve probably contemplated a little stunt driving maneuvers. From pulling a 180 to pulling up on a “J-turn” (reverse E-brake turn), these all seem possible if given enough time and an empty parking lot. Well, this kid has you beat, and he doesn’t even need an E-brake. Continue Reading »

Ford Eyeing a Return to 24 Hours of Le Mans

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When you think of the Ford GT40, you may instantly think of the golden era of racing at Le Mans. But when you think of Le Mans, you might not instantly think of Ford. While Ford’s mid-engined monster dominated Le Mans 1966 to 1969, the Blue Oval brand did not have much of a presence at the French track (save for some Shelby Mustangs and late-model Ford GTs). Continue Reading »

The Father of the GT40: 1963 Lola Mk.6 GT

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The Ford GT40 is one of the great tales of automotive achievement, legendary performance, and vindictive vengeance. We like to think of the GT40 as this incredible shape, for which there is no equal. That might be (almost) true. Continue Reading »

Nissan 2020 GT Concept Covered in Awesome Racing Livery

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Nissan debuted its virtual supercar the 2020 GT Concept last month in Goodwood — and it was pretty. Problem is, we’ll never see this beautiful thing on the road or the track in real life. But we can dream, with a custom livery done up by YasidDesign.

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The Ford GT40: America Takes on the World

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Traditionally, US carmakers have a different approach to performance vehicles than our friends across the pond. The Europeans favor what may be called the “supermodel” philosophy: keep the package small and shed as much weight as possible. We Yanks, on the other hand, don’t mind a few pounds as much, so long as a good chunk of that mass is taken up by a bad-ass engine. Sometimes our school of thought has borne greater fruit; other times theirs has. But, during a glorious four-year period in the 1960s, there was no doubt that the New World had it all over the Old.

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Rally Car Slides Off Course, Nearly Hits Crowd of Spectators [Video]

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One of the main draws of rally racing is how close spectators can get to the action. Formula 1, you pay gobs money to show up to a race where you only see one turn, but if you are determined enough to trek out into the wilderness, you can catch all the action up close. But that access has its downside, as four spectators almost found out.

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2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Recap [w/Videos]

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Yesterday marked the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb presented by Broadmoor hotel. And like every year, veteran and rookie drivers alike made it another event worth remembering.

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