It may be debatable when German touring-car racing was at its peak, but there's no doubt some of the best road-car racing of the past four decades happened under the BMW roundel. Soon, there will be a film celebrating the cars and the drivers who made them legendary.
Throughout the history of motorsports, racing drivers have devised catchphrases to put racing into context. Often, their words can apply not just to racing, but also to life in general. Here are 10 life lessons racing drivers have taught us over the years.
A Missouri senator is busting the US National Guard's Constitutionally-empowered balls today for failing to sign up a "single new soldier to its ranks" in 2012, reports USA Today, via the fat taxbux it spent on a NASCAR sponsorship to support a recruitment effort.
Remember last year, when I got all up on a soapbox over car manufacturers' reticence to promote the World Touring Car Championship's Sonoma stop? It's no surprise they'll be silent again this year. That means it's up to you to make WTCC a thing. So make it one.
CJ Wilson Racing driver Patrick Gallagher is a mechanical engineering student at The Ohio State University. Naturally, he's a devoted Buckeyes fan. Later this month, when he races in front of the hometown crowd at Mid-Ohio, he'll be wearing a very special helmet.
Elliott Skeer is an 18-year-old race driver competing in the Mazda MX5 Cup — that's the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup — for CJ Wilson Racing. This past weekend at Sebring, Skeer, aka the baby-faced assassin, took the race's second 18-lap round, thanks to a dramatic pass on the last lap.
Getting publicity in the auto industry is easy. You build something, invite journalists, feed them shrimp and boom! — page inches. But what if you're an also-ran RV company in the late '60s looking to kick the competition in its smug, Winnebago ass? You build a custom, butane-powered motorhome powerful and tough…
The guys over at UAE-based magazine Crank and Piston produced this epic drama for DRIVE, around the Saudi Falcons racing team's Dubai 24-hour outing this past January. The Falcons, if you weren't aware, comprise drivers Abdulaziz Al-Faisal and Faisal Binladen, a former University of New Hampshire student whose uncle…
Ever wonder what it's like to be a Porsche 911 Cup engine, hanging out behind the axle as the tarmac unfurls, inches away from your face — rivals attacking and receding like charging lions — as if you're some adrenalin junkie looking for a fix? Well, here you go.
Earlier this month at this year's 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, one of C.J. Wilson's Mazda MX-5 racecars was in P4 with three hours to go when the engine went. Another team might have just said screw it. Not these guys.
In a world of sports cars that sacrifice sensory delights on the altar of performance and capability, Maserati's scrumptious engine noise stands out like Sofía Vergara at a Mennonite sewing group. She's naked, of course. Just to be clear.
Most of the world thinks Americans won't watch any auto racing that isn't accompanied by pulled pork. And so, what happens when the World Touring Car Championship stops at Sonoma Raceway, like it did this past weekend? No one knows a damn thing about it. Does that mean we don't care?
Some call Virginia International Raceway a "golf course with faster carts." But it's also one of the most demanding courses on the sports-car calendar. If the young hopefuls of Porsche GT3 Cup can't cut it here, they'll never get a coveted seat in the post-ALMS Grand Am racing world.
For a racing driver in a multiclass series like ALMS, dealing with slower-moving "speed bumps" can be at, at best, an annoyance. But what if the speed bump is from a class above yours? It's not as much terror as the urge to kill.
Yo dawg, we heard you like details. On this week's Shakedown, Leo Parente lays out the Grand-ALMS-AM deal in detail, suggesting the success of joining of NASCAR's Grand-Am series with IMSA's American Le Mans Series will be in the details.
In the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, the cars share a technical makeup but the racers aren't quite to spec — that's why they call it a racer's series. Like top-gun pilots, most prep for a race in one of two ways: "get pumped" or "light a candle."
The BAC Mono is a carbon-bodied piece of motoring sculpture, created with the innards of a Formula 3 car: 1190.5-lb, 280hp. The handling is astonishing, even in the wet, as Chris Harris found out recently at Rockingham UK.
How do you get the best lap times? Among other elements of good, fast driving, it's about not over-driving your tires. What does that mean? It means managing available grip by knowing all the elements of tire physics before you even start the car.
If the late Big Willie Robinson taught us anything, it's the simply elegant joy of "run whatcha brung." That tenet works equally well in motorcycling, as Wes Siler found out on his first flat-track outing at Ventura Raceway. Watch out for that chopper, Wes!
You know Lindsay Orridge as the "pint-sized blonde" motorsport marketing executive who foiled a mugging of Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell with her stiletto heel. We were curious about how Lindsay deals with working among the testosterone cases of the racing world. So she told us. -Ed.