TVR fired up its new Cosworth V8 for the first time a few days ago – and discovered it had so much grunt that it overloaded the dyno. Company bosses Les Edgar and John Chasey were visiting Cosworth’s Northampton works to view and hear a prototype of their new car’s Le Mans engine and watch […]
2003 Chevrolet Corvette Le Mans pace car. Photos courtesy Auctions America. For the Corvette’s 50th anniversary in 2003, Chevrolet received a bit of marketing gold from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the sanctioning body of the 24 Hours of Le Mans: In acknowledgement of the Corvette C5-R’s back-to-back GTS-class wins at Le Mans in 2001 […]
On Sept. 14, 2013, Jonathan Ferrell dropped a co-worker off at home on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a bar outing. It was 2am, and though the 24-year-old's blood alcohol content was later found to be below the legal limit at 0.06, he drove off the road...
Santa Fe Concorso Best in Show Sport (L) and Elegance (R). Photo by Garret Vreeland, courtesy Santa Fe Concorso. The North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T) 1964 Ferrari 250 LM carrying number 21 in a white meatball shouldn’t have won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965, but it did. The perseverance (and stamina) of […]
In June 2016 Ford will return to the Le Mans 24-hour with its all-new GT supercar, aiming to recapture some of the glory it experienced in the late 1960s when the original GT40 notched up four consecutive Le Mans wins. And in a neat coincidence (or not), next year marks the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 victory at the famous French circuit. Show More Summary
Though Steve McQueen is known for iconic film roles in movies such as The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt, the actor was also a real racing fanatic. And in 1971, McQueen tried to combine his passion for racing and filmmaking by directing...Show More Summary
We find out what's new with Aston Martin Racing and Ferrari.
The 2015 Petit Le Mans descended on Road Atlanta Saturday afternoon, but driving rain forced the International Motor Sports Association to break out the checkered flag two hours early as Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet took home a title...Show More Summary
Nick Tandy won Le Mans earlier this year in a Porsche prototype, which makes sense because prototype cars win these races. Nick Tandy just won a rainy Petit Le Mans in a Porsche 911 GT car. That’s not supposed to happen. In fact, it’s the first time it’s ever happened. Read more...
Porsche dominates on track, and we talk to Audi about their approach to racing.
The DeltaWing GT racecar chassis and production concepts are making their real-world debuts at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. While the company isn't promising future competition, the racer begins testing later this year. Continue reading...Show More Summary
DeltaWing’s plans for a road car based on its radical arrow-shape design has taken a step in the right direction with the unveiling of a concept. It’s been more than a year since the people at DeltaWing confirmed their intention to produce a road-going DeltaWing car, and in the lead up to this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road...
One of the brightest stars at the Frankfurt auto show was the Porsche Mission E Concept—the German marque’s first completely electric car. With technology borrowed from the Le Mans–winning Porsche 919 hybrid, the Mission E generatesShow More Summary
Anyone remember the Cheech and Chong bit when they’re looking for a spot at the drive-in and Pedro zooms into a space by the snack bar? “Wow, man, you drive just like Steve McQueen!” the Man exults. Well, few if any did. From that pilfered...Show More Summary
There’s an old saying: “If at first you don’t succeed, quit and give up entirely.” The folks at Nismo do not believe in this philosophy! Despite struggling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the bonkers front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo...Show More Summary
"I'm a driver, I'm an actor, and a filmmaker." FilmRise has debuted the trailer for Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans, a documentary about actor/director Steve McQueen trying to make the racing film Le Mans, which was released in 1971. Show More Summary
Autoblog wraps up coverage of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V with a walk though 40 years of Porsche Le Mans cars and a full day of races. Continue reading Final notes from Porsche Rennsport Reunion V [w/videos] Final notes from Porsche Rennsport Reunion V [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:59:00 EST. Show More Summary
The 2015 Petit Le Mans promises to be even more exciting than usual, as this year sees the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's four class titles all set to be decided in what's sure to be a dramatic final race of the campaign on Saturday. As...Show More Summary
Make a pit stop at Tin Lizzy’s Mall of Georgia location on Tuesday, September 29, as the cantina joins with Road Atlanta and 680 The Fan to celebrate the upcoming 18 th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. From 6-8 p.m., 680 The Fan will broadcast live while Road Atlanta representatives raffle off tickets and other giveaways. Show More Summary
Every breed of working dog known to man was developed to fulfill a specific need, and hunting was a primary driver in the birth of many breeds. people continue to develop breeds to fulfill specific jobs, though, and some of these lesser-known dogs could aid you on your hunts. 1. Show More Summary