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Rossi: Le Mans usually suits Yamaha

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi is hopeful of claiming back-to-back MotoGP victories at this weekend's French Grand Prix, given the…

Video: Repsol Honda previews Le Mans

Repsol Honda engineers Ramón Aurín and Santi Hernández preview the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part three: technology

A couple weeks ago, we started 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, chassis number P1046, in 2014 and enlisted the services of Rare Drive, Inc. of East Kingston, New Hampshire, to restore this legend. Not that the car...

Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday

Porsche Great Britain will mark the 924's 40th birthday by restoring a 924 GTP that raced at Le Mans. The car comes from Porsche's archives. Continue reading Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:05:00 EST. Show More Summary

RIP, Man Who Wrote the Mister Softee Song

Catchy. Les Waas, the Philadelphia-based advertising executive who wrote the iconic Mister Softee jingle, has died at age 94. He wrote both the music and the little-known lyrics for the song back in 1960, initially for Mister Softee’s...Show More Summary

Les Waas, Mister Softee’s Songwriter, Dies at 94

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

His jingle, a herald of summer in the city, and of the ice cream man down the block, is the textbook embodiment of an earworm: once heard, never forgotten.

The Bonhams Monaco Sale Will Feature a Well-Preserved Jaguar C-Type Racecar

An early-1950s Jaguar C- Type racecar will be a top lot at the Bonhams Monaco Sale on May 13 in Monte Carlo. The car competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953—or maybe it was 1952… Larry Bean

The Night Manager Recap: The Second-Worst Man in the World

To date, 10 novels by John le Carré have been adapted for the big screen, starting with 1965's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and more recently with respected thrillers like 2005's The Constant Gardener, 2011's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and 2014's A Most Wanted Man. (The next ... More »

This race-winning Peugeot 908 LMP1 could be your track toy

RM Sotheby's listed this 2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans prototype for auction in Monaco next month, where it's expected to sell for about $1.6 million. That's a lot of money, but it's still a lot less than you'd spend on an Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren P1 GTR, Ferrari FXX K. Show More Summary

Man Sucker-Punched On LES "Because You Look Like Shia LaBeouf"

This past weekend, Mario Licato had all the makings of a carefree Saturday. He'd met some friends for lunch, then repaired to a friend's apartment in Cobble Hill for the afternoon. Around 8 p.m., he hopped on the F train by himself to go catch a show at Pianos on the Lower East Side. Getting off the train at Delancey Street, he ran into trouble. [ more › ]

This Custom Moto Guzzi Airtail Has Been Stripped to the Bone

Death Machines of London, founded by AKQA’s James Hilton, has unveiled its debut project: the Moto Guzzi Airtail, based on the 1981 Le Mans Mark 2. Stripped to the bone, the motorcycle and all its original parts were vapor blasted in preparation for a “forensic inspection.” Original instrumentation sits in a restored dash, which incorporates […]

Pat Boone Doubles Down, Says TV Blasphemers Should Be Fined By the State

For a crooner who has often been described as "all-American," Pat Boone sure dislikes one cornerstone of American public life: the First Amendment.In the wake of his dire warnings that the recent SNL skit "God Is a Boob Man" will lead to the eternal punishment of everyone involved, Boone now also wants to see SNL and broadcaster NBC punished in the earthly realm.

1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part two: disassembly

Last week we learned that Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. While chassis number P1046 was in perfectly good shape, it wasn't outfitted as it was when it won Le Mans. It had done time as a transmission test mule and had changed hands several times over...

Le Mans-Winning Ford GT40 Racer Set To Undergo Restoration: Video

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Fifty years ago, Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the back of the original Ford GT40 race cars. This year, the American automaker will make its dramatic return to the world’s most famous endurance race, determined to replicate the smackdown its predecessor laid down on Ferrari, that generation’s dominant team. Show More Summary

Man attempts to rape woman he followed into LES apartment building

last weekNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A petite pervert followed a 24-year-old woman into her Lower East Side building and tried to rape her Saturday afternoon, cops said. The man, whom the woman did not know, walked into the elevator behind her at 3:20 p.m. and groped her as the door opened on her floor in a building at Stanton and...

1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part one

If it's not the most important race car in Ford's history, it's in the top three. Ford GT40 Mk. II chassis number P1046 was the car that officially won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. It was the culmination of Ford's effort to beat Ferrari at its own game, and not only did P1046 win, it was part of a one-two-three finish for the Blue Oval. You...

Ford GT documentary part two: The Cutting Edge

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has dropped the second in a series of videos on the development of the revived Ford GT. Built as a tribute to the GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 1-2-3 finish, the next-generation GT is being developed as both a street car and a race car. In fact, the GT has already begun competing in the United...

LES Man Allegedly Caught On Video Having Sex With Girlfriend's Dog

A 43-year-old woman says she caught her boyfriend having sex with her pet Maltese dog on video this week, having set up a surreptitious camera in her apartment after she noticed the pup was uncharacteristically hiding in the home. [ more › ]

Aston Martin GT8 is lightest and most powerful Vantage ever

Unveiled today, the GT8 gives the Vantage V8 the Le Mans treatment. The new, dramatic-looking car will only be built in a limited edition of 150. Continue reading Aston Martin GT8 is lightest and most powerful Vantage ever Aston Martin GT8 is lightest and most powerful Vantage ever originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

Former Fed Advisor Asks "Has The Fed Bankrupted The Nation"

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth, former adviser to Dallas Fed's Dick Fisher Volcker, Greenspan, Bernanke and Yellen. Which one does not belong? Logic dictates that Volcker should have been odd man out. After all, there is no legendary “Volcker Put.” The towering monetarist made no bones about never being bound by the financial markets. Show More Summary

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