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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Where are they now?

I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only enthusiast who saves old magazines.  While cleaning out some old junk, I came across the January 2000 edition of Road & Track.  The cover story is 100 Best Cars of 100 Years.  I assume this is like the Wikipedia of its day to an impressionable fourteen year old. Having said that, the most striking thing about the issue is the Ampersand column which has a short blurb about the Bugatti Veyron Concept.

Bugatti Veyron Concept

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mystery Dyno

Here's a dyno that I don't think many people have seen.  Every time I look at it, it just blows my mind.  Can you guess what it belongs to?

I'll provide the right answer after everyone has had a chance to guess.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Patrick Snijers and the '88 Manx Rally BANZAI!!

Note the sick mid-air rotation at 0:41, setting up entry for the next corner.

Happy Monday everybody!!

source: windingroad

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Required Viewing

For anyone interested in the history of American motorsports this documentary is required viewing. Documenting the evolution of the land speed record and the 60's in which the record jumped 200+ mph in a decade.

In Search of Speed - The Battle of Bonneville Part 1/6

Friday, October 22, 2010

mucho cojones.

Seems like an Amateur Class one-spec racing series. But Dean Evans is no amateur.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Changing times: The car pr0n that never was.

Mazda 787B
courtesy of:

The year is 1991. Mazda wins the 24 hours of Le Mans and the FIA bans the Wankel rotary engine. This marked the first and only Le Mans 24 victory by a Japanese race car, and the Mazda 787B will never participate in an international race again.

Riding on a high, Mazda believed it was still their time in prototype racing. Conveniently for them, IMSA did not ban rotaries... and the successor to the 787B was created.

Behold, bitches:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Affordable Supercar Series: ASS

The word "supercar" conjures up different images to different people.  Some think of the svelte, sexy curves of an Aston DBS or a Ferrari 599.  To others, a supercar is meant to go as fast as freakin possible even if there needs to be a plethora of wings, scoops, and vents like on a Gumpbert Apollo or Lotus Esprit.  Today, we're not going to talk about any of those.  Nope.  Today is about a BMW that can fly under the radar and yet doesn't look like any BMW you'd regularly see.  This is the 2001 BMW M coupe.

2001 BMW M coupe courtesy of

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Is Hyundai the next Honda?

Before Honda and Toyota started duking it out for bragging rights to who could sell the most midsize family sedans, Honda was a company that sold innovative, passionate cars.  They were pretty much an engineering house with an automotive department to showcase their new technologies.  Anybody could walk into a Honda (or Acura) dealer and buy a car with a motor that revved to the heavens, had some sort of black magic called VTEC, and could steer with all four wheels.  Honda has since lost some of its luster.  However, there is another "H" badged marque releasing new and innovative technologies.

2011 Hyundai Sonata courtesy of

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Want to Own a Rally Car?

Apline A110 courtesy of
No, we're not talking about the all too common WRX, STi, or Evo.  We bring you something with a little more sophistication and sex appeal.  This is the Apine A110 from the 60s and early 70s.  It was a rear-engined, rear wheel drive world beater.  It won the World Rally Championship in the series' inaugural 1973 season.  Head on over to Ebay and you can find one of these featherweight road racers for yourself.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Motorcycle Racing at Its Finest

This is what happens when the reigning world champion and the current points leader meet on the track.  This is the last few laps of the Motogp race at Motegi from today.  All rights belong to Dorna.

Friday, October 1, 2010