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Monster Tajima crashes at Race to the Sky

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Performance, Racing Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima suffered a catastrophic failure during the Race to the Sky in New Zealand that shot his car down a hill. He was unharmed, though, and even joked about the incident. Continue reading Monster Tajima crashes at Race to the Sky Monster Tajima crashes at Race to [...]

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2015 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix puts a dark horse in the desert [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Middle East, Racing Autoblog recaps the 2015 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, a race that came down to Mercedes’ overwhelming power versus Ferrari’s combination of power and strategy. Continue reading 2015 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix puts a dark horse in the desert [spoilers] 2015 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix [...]

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Gulf-liveried Ford GT40 takes triumphant lap of the track

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Motorsports, Videos, Ford, Coupe, Performance, Racing Watch as a Ford GT40 takes a triumphant drive at sunset around Miller Motorsports Park in a short video. It’s a great way to consider the upcoming 50th anniversary of the racecar’s first Le Mans victory. Continue reading Gulf-liveried Ford GT40 takes triumphant lap of the [...]

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Michelin experts talk electric racing, Pilot Sport EV

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Videos, Electric, Performance, Racing We spent some quality time in the Michelin tire tent at the Long Beach round of the Formula E Championship learning about tires and, more specifically, the unique rubber that makes this electric series go round. Continue reading Michelin experts talk electric racing, Pilot Sport EV Michelin [...]

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Michelin experts talk electric racing, Pilot Sport EV

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Videos, Electric, Performance, Racing We spent some quality time in the Michelin tire tent at the Long Beach round of the Formula E Championship learning about tires and, more specifically, the unique rubber that makes this electric series go round. Continue reading Michelin experts talk electric racing, Pilot Sport EV Michelin [...]

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University of Toronto wins Shell Eco-Marathon 2015 with 3,421 mpg

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Green Culture The University of Toronto managed to win the ninth Shell Eco-Marathon Americas this weekend with an amazing 3,421 mpg. Continue reading University of Toronto wins Shell Eco-Marathon 2015 with 3,421 mpg University of Toronto wins Shell Eco-Marathon 2015 with 3,421 mpg originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Apr [...]

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Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman gets first trailer

Filed under: Celebrities, Motorsports, TV/Movies, Videos Adam Carolla has released the trailer for Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, documenting the legendary actor turned racer and his on-track exploits. Continue reading Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman gets first trailer Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman gets first trailer originally appeared on [...]

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Hyundai pushes on with development of delayed i20 WRC

Filed under: Motorsports, Hyundai, Hatchback, Racing Hyundai had hoped to introduce the second-generation i20 WRC later this season, but homologation and development delays have pushed it back until next year. Continue reading Hyundai pushes on with development of delayed i20 WRC Hyundai pushes on with development of delayed i20 WRC originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Ariel Atom on studded tires takes on snowmobile in drag race on ice

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Misc. Automakers, Autoblog Black, Performance, Specialty An Ariel Atom and a snowmobile line up side-by-side with a long, straight strip of roadway ahead. In an elemental move that would seemingly bend the contest’s favor in the direction of the snowmobile, these machines are racing on a strip of ice. Continue reading [...]

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Sabine Schmitz to compete in WTCC race at Nurburgring, hopes for rain

Filed under: Celebrities, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, Chevrolet Few know the Nurburgring Nordschleife like Sabine Schmitz, but she’ll have a new challenge on her hands driving a Chevy Cruze in the World Touring Car Championship race there next month. Continue reading Sabine Schmitz to compete in WTCC race at Nurburgring, hopes for rain Sabine Schmitz to compete [...]

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Fernando Alonso expects to retire after McLaren-Honda

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, Honda, McLaren Fernando Alonso has driven for some of the best teams in Formula One, but once he’s done with his current deal at McLaren, he’ll be done with the sport for good. Continue reading Fernando Alonso expects to retire after McLaren-Honda Fernando Alonso expects to retire after McLaren-Honda originally appeared [...]

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Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing

Filed under: Motorsports, Lexus, Toyota Toyota is bringing its various overseas racing activities under the common banner of Gazoo Racing and the purview of its new Motor Sports Group, coordinating the company’s various racing activities around the world. Continue reading Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing originally [...]

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Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing

Filed under: Motorsports, Lexus, Toyota Toyota is bringing its various overseas racing activities under the common banner of Gazoo Racing and the purview of its new Motor Sports Group, coordinating the company’s various racing activities around the world. Continue reading Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing Toyota amalgamates motorsports divisions under Gazoo Racing originally [...]

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Tanner Foust drifts in with new VW Passat [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Volkswagen, Sedan, Racing Tanner Foust gears up for Formula Drift in his new Volkswagen Passat, with a nitrous-fueled 7.4-liter V8 driving up to 900 horsepower to the rear wheels. Continue reading Tanner Foust drifts in with new VW Passat [w/video] Tanner Foust drifts in with new VW Passat [w/video] originally appeared on [...]

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JR Hildebrand gets another shot at Indy 500

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports The rookie who finished second after crashing on the last lap at the 2011 Indianapolis 500 will be back at the Brickyard again after signing with CFH Racing. Continue reading JR Hildebrand gets another shot at Indy 500 JR Hildebrand gets another shot at Indy 500 originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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GT3 cars can run the ‘Ring again

Filed under: Motorsports, Germany, Racing Germany’s governing body for motorsports has announced new rules for the Nurburgring that will allow GT3 cars to run again after last month’s fatal accident. Continue reading GT3 cars can run the ‘Ring again GT3 cars can run the ‘Ring again originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Apr 2015 [...]

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Tesla nabs Red Bull mechanic for service training

Filed under: Green, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, Tesla, Auto Repair, Maintenance, Sedan, Electric, Luxury Tesla is employing some skill from Formula 1 by hiring former Red Bull chief mechanic Kenny Handkammer as the automaker’s global director of service training. Continue reading Tesla nabs Red Bull mechanic for service training Tesla nabs Red Bull mechanic for service training [...]

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Glickenhaus predicts Nurburgring lap record for SCG003

Filed under: Motorsports, Germany, Coupe, Performance, Racing, Supercars Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus thinks the street version of its SCG 003 might be able to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in as little as 6 minutes and 30 seconds. The company extrapolates that from an estimated 6:42 lap around the complete course in race trim. Continue reading Glickenhaus [...]

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