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This Week In Trailers: Under the Gun, Hitler’s Folly, Les Cowboys, Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, Australia’s Lost Gold

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget:...Show More Summary

France Awards Citizenship to Algerian Paris Attacks Hero

Didi, the Algerian man described as the “forgotten hero” of the extremist attack on the Bataclan concert hall last year, has been awarded French citizenship, Le Figaro reports. The Bataclan was one of several sites in Paris hit on the night of November 13, 2015, when a group of Islamist attackers armed with guns and suicide belts killed 130 people. Show More Summary

Ford Fiesta ST Le Mans 50th Anniversary Edition

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

It was 50 years ago that the original GT40 secured a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and this year Ford is returning to France hoping to secure another historic win with the new Ford GT. Returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the new Ford GT isn’t the only way the company is celebrating that win 50 years ago, though. Show More Summary

Ford of France celebrates 50th anniversary of Le Mans win with special editions

The latest Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT isn't quite ready for showrooms yet, so Ford of France is marking the 50th anniversary of the GT40's now-legendary 1-2-3 win at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a special edition package for the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS and Mustang GT. Only 50 units of each will be made for the French market, and all...

Ford Mustang Le Mans 50th Anniversary Edition

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The sixth-generation Ford Mustang was unveiled in December 2013 and went on sale for the 2015 model year. The redesigned pony car is a significant departure from its predecessor, being the first to feature an independent rear suspension. Show More Summary

Aww: Man Proposes To Girlfriend With Mario Maker Level

4 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video of Geekologie reader Shane proposing to his girlfriend Pam with a Mario Maker level he built to spell out (surprise!), 'Pam Will You Marry Me?' It is very sweet and her excitement is palpable and she says yes. The level code is 7A61-0000-0245-8DE8 in case you want to play it yourself and relive their magic moment. Show More Summary

Brad Pitt Turns Down Guest Spot On ‘Top Gear’ But Will Wave The Flag At Le Mans

The newly revised motoring series, Top Gear, was hoping to have Brad Pitt as a guest star on their opening episode. However, the World War Z star is busy on two film projects right now and reportedly turned them down. He will, however, be at yet another popular motoring event, the Le Mans 24 Hours... Show More Summary

[ACTUALITÉ] Value Alliance : plus que sept compagnies ?

Une cinquième alliance prenait corps cette semaine comme on le détaillait dans un article dédié à cet événement majeur. Il s’avérait en fait que deux compagnies membres de Star Alliance étaient à la manœuvre derrière ce regroupement : All Nippon Airways et  Singapore Airlines.   Regroupement stratégique. Était-ce prémédité ? Difficile de le confirmer. Toujours...

Hey, Man: Taking LSD Makes Your Brain Achieve a Pure ‘Zen’ State (Says Research)

You meditate, try to live in the present, and listen to what your body needs. But you still feel out of sync with the universe. Well, worry not—there may be a drug that could help you become one with the universe… or, at the very least, make you feel like […] The post Hey, Man: Taking LSD Makes Your Brain Achieve a Pure ‘Zen’ State (Says Research) appeared first on EcoSalon.

Twice-raced at Le Mans, a 1951 Ferrari 340 America tops Monaco sale

1951 Ferrari 340 America barchetta. Photos by Tim Scott, courtesy RM Sotheby’s, unless otherwise noted. Introduced in 1950, Ferrari’s 340 America was intended as a car that could be raced competitively, enjoyed as a grand-tourer, or both, depending upon the owner’s wishes. Available as a coupe, a 2+2 coupe or a barchetta roadster, just 23 […]

'Real Racing' 3 Gets A "Le Mans" Update

Real Racing 3 [Free] has been around for three years now and currently doesn’t have a serious competitor. With its spot on game design and evolving content I see it hanging around for a little while longer. Talking of such, a little update awaits you this morning. You will be racing, again, on the Legendary

The vilification of Leo Beebe: Ford’s mission to win Le Mans in 1966

Leo Beebe at Le Mans in 1966. All photos courtesy of Ford Motorsport. Editor’s note: This piece comes to us from Hemmings reader and contributor Frank Comstock, a friend of the late Leo Beebe. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford  “Great leaders inspire a sense of […]

What It’s Like to be a Professional Racecar Driver

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

IndyCar driver at Le Mans Racecar driver Townsend Bell tells what it feels like to drive 237 mph… Kevin Koenig

Porsche's New GT Le Mans Racer Is The Meanest 911 Ever Made

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The factory Porsche Team Manthey World Endurance Championship squad sat out this year waiting on a new racing 911, and we finally know what that new car for 2017 will look like. Here’s Porsche’s new GTE-spec endurance racing 911, in all its naked, angry glory. Read more...

Audi R8 Coupé V10 Plus "Selection 24h" Edition

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

When it comes to endurance racing, Audi has been pretty successful. In the past 15 years, the brand has claimed 13 overall wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours, and since the Audi R8 LMS made its debut back in 2009, the brand has managed to collect more than 300 wins across the globe. Show More Summary

1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part four: attention to detail

A few weeks ago, we began following the restoration of the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the car in 2014. While the GT40 was in pretty good shape, it wasn't in the same configuration of its greatest achievement. It had, after all, done time as a...

Briggs Cunningham is known for making sailboats go faster while being the American who built his own

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Briggs Cunningham is known for making sailboats go faster while being the American who built his own race cars to compete with the best of Europe at Le Mans. There’s a reason why Mercedes-Benz gave him the first Gullwing ever as well, but on that and why he went for custom Pateks made of steel instead of gold, here’s Hodinkee’s Benjamin Clymer. Read more...

I think it’s safe to say the Ford GT is ready for Le Mans, so long as it stays on track.

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I think it’s safe to say the Ford GT is ready for Le Mans, so long as it stays on track . The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing UK team’s No. 67 car scored the new Ford GT’s first ever World Endurance Championship podium with a second-place LMGTE Pro-class result at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Read more...

MotoGP Grand Prix of France 2016 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo secured his first win of the MotoGP season since Week 1, as he dominated the French Grand Prix on Sunday at the iconic Le Mans circuit. The Yamaha man was a class apart on the day, racing clear from pole position and never looking in danger of being overhauled. Show More Summary

Lorenzo sets new record for Le Mans pole

Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo claimed his second pole position of the year at Le Mans after dominating qualifying for…

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