Photo courtesy Academy of Art University. While an art school in downtown San Francisco might not seem the likeliest of places to conduct an automotive restoration program, officials at the Academy of Art University believe it’s a natural extension of the university’s existing offerings and have put together what they describe as a more up-to-date […]
The sound doesn’t quite match up with the image, but the drag-racing home movie compilation that Rudi Markl sent in to The Chicane this past week almost tops the road racing home movie compilation that the same site ran last week. See how many of the drag racers you can name, particularly during the latter […]
Photo courtesy GM Media. Though an icon of American performance, the Chevrolet Corvette hasn’t always had a secure place in the General’s lineup. Most Corvette historians and enthusiasts already know that it faced cancellation multiple times early in existence, but the story of another potential death knell is just now becoming public more than 20 […]
Assembling a collection of nearly 60 cars is impressive, sure, but what sets apart the collection of mostly Fifties cars that Lenny Shiller assembled is where he decided to house it: in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, packing the cars about as tight as sardines. Peter Crosby put together a short film on Lenny’s garage […]
Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, and that means there are potentially dozens, if not hundreds, of different ways to capture it. But a controversial plan from Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation could see brown coal dug up from Australian soil in order to produce […]
The Mazda RX-Vision concept indicates that in the near future, a rotary engine powered sports car may once again haunt the likes of the Porsche 911, Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huraacan, and others. The RX-Vision is a two door, two seat, front engine, and rear wheel drive sports car which showcases the future direction of […]
Still from “Wayne’s World.” Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the release of prog rock’s apex, a song so impossible that it naturally became one of the most recognizable tunes of its time, and we can think of no better excuse means to commemorate the occasion than by highlighting the confluence of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” […]
The “Beast of Turin” Fiat S76. Still image from video by Stefan Marjoram, below. It is, by all accounts, massive and violent, standing nearly as tall as the men who built it. Its fire-spewing 28.5-liter (1,729-cu.in.) inline four-cylinder engine proved powerful enough to propel the Fiat S76 Grand Prix car to a top speed of […]
The Global Rallycross television broadcast of the Barbados double-header appears to have missed this little moment, but Tanner Foust laid down a big set of smoky, beautiful donuts after his win. You know, those things that the rumors of Andretti Autosport Volkswagen cheating claim Foust can’t do. Read more...
When most people who’ve been blessed enough to drive Formula One cars get out of their first ride, the immediate thing they note is the massive power of the carbon brakes. In the middle of a race, F1 drivers can expect to experience up to 5G under braking. This is how Brembo tests those brakes. Read more...
The Tesla Model S will soon take a major update to its control and infotainment software, with the global move to ‘version 7? adding important new safety and convenience features. Key new features in the software update include automated parallel parking, side collision warning, automatic emergency steering, Autosteer, and automatic lane changing. Show More Summary
Backflips, I get. You launch in the air, you tilt backwards, and you flip. Front flips are a whole other story. You launch in the air, you tilt forward (which is downward but you’re still going up), and then you flip? Crazy talk. And this triple front flip from Ryan Williams? Definitely more than three times the crazy. Show More Summary
Images courtesy Volvo Cars Heritage, unless otherwise noted Swedish cars may not be as common in South Carolina as those hailing from America, but the marque with the iron mark will be out in force at the 2015 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, the weekend of October 31-November 1. The Volvo Club of America […]
There’s good reason why cheap fix enthusiast Red Green wasn’t appointed as a Formula One safety expert on the multi-year run of The Red Green Show. Cheap fixes aren’t always the safest, which is why repairing a barrier hit by Romain Grosjean with duct tape is the worst idea I’ve seen during a grand prix yet. Read more...
When Larry Kosilla isn’t spending his time detailing a Ferrari F40 or some other crazy exotic, you can probably find him pushing the limits of his prepped Porsche 964 at a track day somewhere in the Northeast. In this video he takes the time to cover and explain all of the must-knows for your first time at the track. Read more...
While the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2002 supported the achievement of an FIA streamliner-class world record of 405.976 for Al Teague’s Spirit of 76, the salt had already been noticeably shrinking for well over a half century. The 76 is but one shining example of what humans are capable of achieving on the BSF. Photo courtesy of Peter Vincent. When I met Russ […]
With all the attention focused on the recent reunion of all six Shelby Cobra Daytonas, this chapter on the 1965 FIA season from Bob Bondurant has gotten increased attention as of late, and while it seems as much a pitch for the Bondurant School as biography of Bondurant, it’s still full of excellent archival photos […]
Up in smoke, that’s where my money goes — or so said Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner to NBCSN about Volkswagen’s plans to buy the Red Bull F1 team. Volkswagen faces a possible $18 billion fine for the dieselgate scandal, wherein a system was installed on its diesel road cars to cheat emissions tests. Read more...
I don’t know what’s going on here, between the whales and the comets and the screaming saxophone, but all I know is that from now on, all car ads should be like this Volvo promo film from 1999. And also, we actually found the answer to who would download a car on the Internet. Read more...
Those six Shelby Cobra Daytonas that gathered at Goodwood’s Revival last weekend looked good on the track, as we can see from a couple videos Goodwood itself posted. In the most recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay takes a look at Toyota’s pony car, a 1971 Celica ST out of the Toyota USA […]