On Wednesday, I was at the Nurburgring to witness Dominik Farnbacher’s 7:03.45 lap in a factory-stock Dodge Viper ACR. Today, we’ve got the in-car video from that first attempt at a fifth-generation Viper ‘Ring lap record. It’s a wild ride.
Finally got the car out to an event to do a shakedown before I start bringing it to track events. Wanted to make sure overheating was not going to be an issue and it was the perfect day for a torture test. Ambient temps were 110* in the high desert and with not turning the car off between 5-6 runs each time and…
Super interesting. They all picked a different driver position.
The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is as unique as it is beautiful and fortunately its pretty damn easy to go to. I have been twice and can walk you through two very different experiences.
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This is mine, Stefan Bellof wrestling a Porsche 956 around Spa-Francorchamps.
American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden succumbed Monday to injuries from being struck by a car while cycling Wednesday in Italy ahead of the World Superbike race at Misano, multiple outlets are reporting. Hayden was the last American motorcycle racer to win a MotoGP world championship in 2006. He was 35.
On this Day in 1958, Team Lotus makes their Formula 1 debut in the Monaco Grand Prix, the opening the opening event of the year’s European racing season. Their entries into the event were two Type 12s driven by Cliff Allison and Graham Hill. Allison, even though he was 13 laps down and the last running car to cross…
McKee Howmet TX, made to test the competitive use of a turbine engine in sports car racing. It was the first turbine engined car to win a race. So far it is the only turbine engined car to win a race, and it was the first to do so.
Here are more of my photos from a few weeks ago at The Mitty. Enjoy!
All shots are from Friday at The Mitty.
1967 Ford GT40 MkIV, James Dolan
I went to The Mitty at Road Atlanta on Friday. Epic vintage racing! What’s not to love? I’ll probably be throwing small photo-posts on here for a while as I work through my images.
...to catch the end of the WEC race; was a good fight for the lead.
That third red car just was not having any luck, touched, causes the spin in front of him and then lands on other red car who also spun.
Much like Formula 1 getting their year started with testing at Barcelona, World Rallycross has started their year using part of the same circuit. Lucky for us the World Rallycross YouTube channel has posted highlights from both Q1 and Q2 sessions today, some surprises and unexpected turns kicked off the start to the…
War. Diminishing natural resources. Distrust of our most cherished institutions—and each other. Disappointing launch titles for new video game systems. My friends, we find ourselves in dark times. We look everywhere for answers and find none. The time is ripe for a hero to rise and give the people the hope they crave.
Good so far. My favorite quote so far is,
Turns 10a and 10b at Road Atlanta through a 400mm lens.