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Here’s what a front-row seat looked like in 2014 Mille Miglia

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Jaguar, Celebrities, Luxury From 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia was one of the great, romantic European road races of the golden era of motorsports. The cars were fast, beautiful and loud but also extremely dangerous and regularly claimed drivers’ lives. After two fatal accidents in ’57, [...]

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Flat through Eau Rouge for two decades

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos This weekend the Formula One circus returned from its summer break and dove head-first into the Belgian Grand Prix. And you know what that means… that’s right: Eau Rouge. The legendary corner at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is one of those fearsome bends that, like the Karussell at the Nürburgring or the [...]

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Race Recap: Belgian Grand Prix sings Waltzing Matilda

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Racing, McLaren Changeable. Each commentator will use that word at least 6,072 times over the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix weekend. It is almost always applied to the weather, because the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit – perhaps all of Belgium – resides in some sort of climatological Narnia, its ADD [...]

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America won’t get a driver’s seat in F1 this weekend after all

Filed under: Motorsports, Europe, Racing Americans are the Rodney Dangerfields of the modern Formula One driving ranks; they don’t get any respect. We recently reported on 22-year-old Alexander Rossi being tapped by Marussia as a replacement for Brit Max Chilton for this weekend’s upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. He would have been the first American driving [...]

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FIA says FRIC no to trick suspensions in F1

Filed under: Motorsports, Technology There are few fields in the world where you’ll find engineers working as feverishly as they do in Formula One. With races sometimes won and lost by fractions of a second, every little bit counts, so each team retains legions of engineers, all dedicated to finding the tiniest performance edge… without [...]

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Three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer switches to F1 with Caterham

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs While we’ve seen professional racing drivers bounce back and forth between disciplines, generally speaking, a racer has to choose at some point in his career what he’s going to focus on: stock cars, single-seaters, rally, touring cars, endurance prototypes…But we’ve been seeing a lot of exceptions to that rule in recent [...]

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Max Verstapen to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs As the 2014 Formula One World Championship returns from its summer break, preparations are beginning for next season with the latest announcement coming from Scuderia Toro Rosso. After having signed on with the Red Bull Junior Team development program earlier this month, Max Verstappen has now been promoted to a race [...]

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Autoblog joins Elon Musk and Danica Patrick in accepting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [UPDATE]

Filed under: Motorsports, Etc., Videos, Ford, Celebrities, Tesla Unless you’ve been living in an off-the-grid cabin in the woods for the last couple of weeks or abstain entirely from social media activities, you’ve probably seen someone you know dump a bucket of ice and water over their own head recently. While the origins of the [...]

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We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Classics, Auctions, Misc. Auto Shows, Design/Style With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we’ve seen yet again, it’s not just about the historic automobiles anymore – new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with [...]

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2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a symphony of classic racers

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Racing With about 550 classic racecars lapping Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca over the course of the weekend, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion might be one of the largest vintage racing events in the country, maybe even the world. It was certainly one of the highlights of the lavish Monterey festivities last weekend. [...]

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas assemble by the shore at Pebble Beach

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Convertible, Performance, Misc. Auto Shows, Ferrari, Design/Style, Racing Seeing one Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people because so few exist, and those that do generally trade hands for tens of millions of dollars. At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, there are 20 of these [...]

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Will Roegge makes 4K art of Jeff Zwart’s 911 build and run up Pikes Peak

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Porsche, Specialty, Racing Will Roegge has turned his camera on Jeff Zwart and provided another gem, this time documenting Zwart’s run up Pikes Peak and BBI Autosport. Bertim Besha dropped out of high school, then worked his way up to founding his own shop, BBI, that gathers a crew [...]

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