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ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

No matter how you look at it, this highly-tuned weapon of speed has the numbers to impress. It pegged a 2,500 horsepower chassis dyno, blasted 244 mph in the ½ mile, 6.98 seconds in the quarter mile, and it’s still “street legal.” We caught up with it at the recent Import FaceOff event at Woodburn Raceway in Oregon.

by 06/14/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
50 Years Ago Today, Mazda Introduces Rotary Power

50 Years Ago Today, Mazda Introduces Rotary Power

Mazda, known as Toyo Kogyo Corporation at the time, needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalizing Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. In 1961, Mazda licensed NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH’s rotary engine technology and the rest is history.

by 05/30/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, Racing
Rensselaer Motorsport Shines Bright

Rensselaer Motorsport Shines Bright

Rensselaer Motorsport is a team of volunteer students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York that spends nine months each year designing, manufacturing, and testing a small open-wheeled race car. We are proud to be part of the team.

Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

A motorsports legend like no other, New Zealander Bruce McLaren was one of the few men to do it all. He was an inventor, self-taught engineer, Formula 1 driver, skilled mechanic, race car designer, team owner, development driver, and businessman. There’s a movie about his incredible life coming out soon and we have the trailer.

by 04/11/2017 0 comments Art, Car Culture, History, People, Racing
Video: Nurburgring Fails – See Dream Drives Come To A Crashing End

Video: Nurburgring Fails – See Dream Drives Come To A Crashing End

We all want to live the dream… pushing a high-performance car to its limits on a legendary track with a Formula 1 pedigree like the Nurburgring. But with the hammer down in the name of glory much can go wrong and often does. Check out this fail footage and see some happy times come to a crashing halt.  

by 10/29/2016 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing, Videos
Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

This edition of Parking Spot Car Feature got started because the car in question happened to be parked where John Bunker, our interactive designer and photographer, usually parks. Little did we know the perfectly patina’d wagon was 2-1/4 tons of drag racing history.

A Father’s Dream 2016

A Father’s Dream 2016

I love Father’s Day. It’s a day I get to spend time with my kids and I think of how fortunate I am to have such a great mentor in my own father. My father is still larger than life to me and I’m so thankful to have a best friend in life that I look up to. This year though, I’ve stopped to ask myself, “How am I doing as a father?”

by 06/17/2016 10 comments Car Culture, Cars, People, Racing
The Gods Of Gravel Reign At Seattle Global Rallycross

The Gods Of Gravel Reign At Seattle Global Rallycross

Red Bull Global Rallycross is small car, big power, all-wheel drive, close-quarters racing on slippery dirt and not so slippery tarmac. It’s a blast watching race-built 600 horsepower subcompacts do battle at the Dirtfish Rally School in Snoqualmie, WA. Popular drivers include famed Hoonigan Ken Block, Tanner Foust, and Brian Deegan.

by 10/03/2014 1 comment Car Culture, Cars, Photos, Racing
A Father’s Dream

A Father’s Dream

Father’s Day. Every year it swings around I think of how fortunate I am to have such a great mentor. My father is still larger than life to me and I’m so thankful to have a best friend in life that I look up to. This year though I’ve stopped to ask myself… How well am I doing as a father? And as you’ll see I got a bit off track in recent years.

Finding an Icon: Passion,Persistence, and the Long Road to Fulfilling a Dream

Finding an Icon: Passion,Persistence, and the Long Road to Fulfilling a Dream

I was 16 years old, hanging on the fence at the Long Beach GP watching Niki Lauda race by at incomprehensible speeds (to a kid with a 1953 Jeep, anyway). The wail of his Ferrari 312T’s flat-twelve raised every hair. It was an unfamiliar rush. One that has never left, and is still the adrenaline chill I crave today.