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This Is What The Prototype Racer Of The Future Will Look Like

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[Editor’s note: There’s been a lot of talk about how Tudor United SportsCar’s P2 class will look in the future. What kinds of cars will run in TUSC’s highest prototype class, and how will P2s relate to LMP2s at Le Mans? This write-up from Racer is perhaps the clearest summary of what’s being considered yet, so enjoy. - Stef Schrader] Read more...

The Classic British Welcome and What Should Happen to FCA?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

With 100+ new posts every day, it can be quite difficult to keep up with Oppositelock, Jalopnik’s reader forum. Lucky for you, compiled here is a collection of its best writing. Today it includes photos from Le Mans, questions of FCA’s future, a Mercedes-Benz C280 and San Marino Motor Classics. Read more...

New Bentley Continental Won't Get A Supersports Version

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

For a company that builds giant luxury vehicles, Bentley places an awful lot of emphasis on performance. But Bentley’s performance image was earned through six Le Mans wins, and the luxury marque has been banking on it with Speed and Supersports models in recent years. Show More Summary

Xcar gets the scoop on Ford's strategy for the GT at Le Mans in 2016

Ford is still fairly tight-lipped about the forthcoming GT, but the company lets out a few details to Xcar about the goals of taking the supercar racing at Le Mans next year. Continue reading Xcar gets the scoop on Ford's strategy for...Show More Summary

Camden Thrasher made it on our list of the 10 young photographers you have to follow, and his shots

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Camden Thrasher made it on our list of the 10 young photographers you have to follow, and his shots from Le Mans this year hit that point home. They’re jawdroppingly gorgeous. Enjoy. Read more...

The 2016 Ford GT is ready to take on Ferrari

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

It will have been 50 years since the GT40 took on Ferrari at Le Mans and won when the new 2016 Ford GT will line up on the starting grid at La Sarthe. Can Ford embarrass the Italians again?

Ferrari At The 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed: Video

Ferrari had a major presence at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with the focus of its celebrations centering on British endurance racer Derek Bell. A five-time winner in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Bell drove some of Ferrari’s classic racers up the Goodwood hill climb, including the 512 S he made his endurance debut with at the...

Dispute over ownership of Cunningham Le Mans Corvette resolved with three-way partnership

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Photos courtesy Lance Miller. When police descended on a private showing of a long-missing Corvette three years ago, it touched off an intense court battle over who really owned the car, one of three Corvettes that Briggs Cunningham took to race at Le Mans in 1960 and perhaps one of the most significant Corvettes ever […]

Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Mockup Fetches $100K On eBay: Video

Model cars are sold on eBay daily, but it's seldom they go for over $100k—or require a full-sized parking space. Of course, the 919 Hybrid mockup recently purchased by a Porsche fan in Singapore isn't just any model car; it 's a full-scale development mockup of the 919 Hybrid race machine. And while it's based on the 2014 version of the car...

Asgardian Iron Man Armor

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Look at this beautiful suit of custom-made armor! It was fashioned by Samuel Lee of Prince Armory (previously), who specializes in one-of-a-kind cosplay armor. It’s made of leather with brass hardware, and it’s not for sale. Yes, Lee can make you something just as awesome, but he’s got a substantial waiting list. See more pictures at Geeks Are Sexy.

Mazda Engineer Eyeing Off Return To Le Mans, With Rotary Power

The key engineer behind Mazda’s success at the Le Mans 24-Hour in 1991 believes the Japanese carmaker should have another crack at the big race - using rotary power. Speaking with Top Gear UK, Nobuhiro Yamamoto made the declaration while watching some of Mazda’s favourite race cars doing their thing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Show More Summary

Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans

Mazda's senior performance engineer and its North American racing department both agree: returning to Le Mans would be awesome. They just won't confirm if and when it'll happen just yet. Continue reading Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans Mazda hopes to return to Le Mans originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:45:00 EST. Show More Summary

Hans-Joachim Stuck to be honored at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Hans-Joachim Stuck. Photo by Flickr user Freewheeling Daredevil. Hans-Joachim Stuck has run the 24 Hours of Le Mans 18 times, resulting in two overall wins and an additional class win. His experience on the fabled “Green Hell,” which he first drove at age nine, is nearly unmatched, and he’s delivered three wins in 20 starts […]

The Porsche 956 That Won Le Mans in 1983 Could Sell for Over $9 Million

The Rothman-sponsored, 1982 Porsche 956 that won the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1983 will see competition once again. Potential buyers will vie for it at Gooding & Company’s auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,...Show More Summary

1989 Mazda 767B Le Mans Racer Crashes At 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda’s motorsport heritage is being honored at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, currently taking place on the grounds of Goodwood House in the south of England, and tragically one of the automaker’s legendary race cars has suffered a crash at the event. The car is a four-rotor prototype racer that competed in the 1989 24...

This Man Will Convince You to Eat Cattails and Duck Potatoes

Despite my aversion to the culinary obsession with the source of ingredients, I found myself embracing the foraging life with Gérald Le Gal in rural Quebec.

Comment Of The Day: Big Brother Is Watching Your Unreliable Car Edition

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier today our man Doug made the strong case that Nissan is the automaker that takes the most risks with their products. After watching Le Mans recently, I have to give them credit for innovation as well. Read more...

Le Pen Calls for Surveillance of Mosques Following Gas Plant Attack

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's nationalist Front National party, has called on authorities to expel all foreign citizens suspected of fundamentalism and to begin monitoring prayers and gatherings at all mosques, after a man was beheaded in south east France today. The attack took place this morning in France's Isère region, near the city Grenoble. Show More Summary

Forza Motorsport 6: Ford GT returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Microsoft is now promoting Forza Motorsport 6 coming exclusively on Xbox. Xbox’s Graeme Boyd traveled to Le Mans, France where Ford announced it will return to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, based on the all-new ultra-high-performance supercar featured on the cover of Forza […]

Man's $11K watch stolen by woman in Brooklyn hotel: cops

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The 35-year-old man and the 230-pound woman in her early 30s were at Hotel Le Jolie on Saturday night, police said.

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