Hello Fellow Oppo’s. If you have been following me, we have covered home town hero Greg Moore’s racing from crashing go karts into drain pipes, to dominating Indy Lights to some highlights of his racing career up to his final 1999 season.
17 years ago today, my childhood racing hero Greg Moore died when he crashed into a wall at extremely high rate of speed. Simply put, I am here to tell you his story.
Lyn St. James, Willy T Ribbs, and Bobby Rahal take us on a NOVA-tastic journey with CART and FAST cars circa 1995.
On 26 May, 1996, two major open-wheel races were held on United States soil. One was run for the 80th time, the other was a newcomer. One was a bleeding giant, the other is a swift and cheeky foilist. They were in for the fight, yet little did they know both of them were about to lose. This was the Indy 500 vs. the US…
I just got a go-kart! (Pics later). Here’s the story.
The Grand Prix Masters - featuring some legendary single-seater drivers in equal cars - was a racing series that was destined for massive success but then ultimately went down the drain as most of the start-up initiatives in the motor racing community. Here’s the story of it all from those involved.
I had a thought or two about the show Formula E has to provide and came up with a ‘sound’ idea after a drink.
If you ever want to introduce motorsports to a person not interested in high-octane entertainment, the 1994 Indianapolis 500 is the race to do it. Conquest, tears, divorce, fuel. All in one package.
The Los Angeles Motordrome was one of the fastest tracks on Earth in the early 20th century, rivalling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Hungarian racing entrepreneur, an English bicycle rider and an American oil magnate made it happen. WARNING: heavy use of gifs.
Poor teams dropping out, rich ones threatening to leave, paying drivers trying to sue their way in, core events cancelled - evidence that F1 wasn't racing in the US when all this happened there.
Following the American open-wheel split of 1996, Indy Racing League was meant to be single-seater NASCAR for ovals. This is what happens when you put one car in a hill climb event.
Turbo V6s and normally aspirated V12s never sounded so good.
[UPDATED] Stallone's 2001 CART racing action title, Driven, is by no doubt one of the worst films in the genre ever to hit the silver screens and has become a byword for bad movie-making. Yet the times it is set in were the best ones for open-wheel racing.
CART OWNERS UNITE! FORGET ABOUT ALL THESE GUYS AND THEIR FISTS AND FINGERS. They just wish they had these rear engine RWD monsters.
Two aspiring, soon-to-be racing teams made their move of getting you involved in competing at the Monaco Grand Prix and/or the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Mash-ups have never sounded this promising, this loud and this fast. What if you let LMP1, IndyCar and F1 cars loose today on the madly banked oval of Monza? Would be the most pointless yet most awesome motor race in history. Great twist: they actually did it.
Have you ever wanted to drive an Indycar/AOWR car, only to discover that you're not the underperforming son of a former champion? Then today is your lucky day, because Indycar team Panther Racing has an eBay store! Come on in and kick some tires!
Did color studies on my procrastination piece from yesterday!
Cue Laguna Seca