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Daytona 24 Hours: Breaking Dawn

Daytona 24 Hours

Once we raced Daytona’s roval backward. Every now and then, I stumble across a photo taken when Dwight Eisenhower was President, the year Aston Martin won Le Mans and Daytona’s sports cars went ‘round clockwise. Those ancient Daytona photos have a peculiar quality. The cars look dated though the track, especially the banking, looked much […]

Tom Gloy’s ’32 Ford Roadster Wins Hot Rod Of The Year

Tom Gloy's '32 Ford Roadster Wins Hot Rod Of The Year Blue

Tom Gloy made a career out of sittin’ low and drivin’ fast. In a racing career that spanned more than 25 years, Gloy collected a Trans Am World Championship as well as a Formula Atlantic title. He drove in 6 IndyCar races including a start in the 1984 Indy 500 finishing 14th. Last weekend, he […]

Life Size Jeep Wrangler Built Out of K’NEX

Jeep Wrangler Built From KNEX by Trent Nicholson for Roanoke Motor Co

It took Illinois State University student Trent Nicholson four weeks to build this Jeep Wrangler out K’NEX.

Ford Mustang Customizer App Available For Ipad, Iphone, and Android

2013 Ford Mustang_Customizer_App Iphone Ipad Android

 Mustang fans can now build their dream pony cars and pit them against other fans wherever they go with the redesigned 2013 Customizer app for iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Mercedes-Benz Hosts Miami Fashion Week “Swim” with Swimsuits and Supermodels

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 Official Coverage - Atmosphere Day 2

The streets of Miami are about to get hotter as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim gets underway July 19 – 23 with a packed schedule of 32 designers and supermodels showing off their 2013 collections of swimsuits and bikinis alongside the newest Mercedes-Benz convertibles including the all-new 2013 SL63 AMG. With many of the fashion industry’s top swimsuit […]

The Last Of The Gentlemen Race Car Drivers

Count Giannino Marzotto Ferrari 195S Race Car Driver 1950s

Ferrari mourns the passing of one of the most celebrated gentleman drivers of the 1950s, Count Giannino Marzotto, who died on Saturday the 14th of July aged 84. Son of an industrialist, Marzotto was the epitome of the well-dressed racer becoming famous in 1950 for driving a Ferrari 195 S to victory in the epic […]

Mila Kunis Posing With a Trans AM for Interview Magazine

Mila Kunis Poses Interior 1977 Pontiac Trans AM Interview Magazine

“That 70’s Show” actress Mila Kunis appears draped across  the hood of a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM on the August cover of Interview Magazine. Craig McDeanphoto’s stylized photo shoot “Mila Kunis Life in the Fast Lane” captured the lovely low key Kunis in several poses in various positions with the muscle car.

Woman’s Work: 2013 High Gear SEMA Mustang

2013 Ford Mustang High Gear Project Car Exterior

  Thousands of fans voted for this satin black “luxury” Mustang concept in the first-ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. The project, which is a collaboration between Ford Motor Co. and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), invited the public to view three concepts online and vote for the one they would like to […]

Mazda Readies SKYACTIV-D Diesel Engines for 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans

Mazda LMP2 Prototype 2 Skyactiv-D Clean Diesel 2013 Le Mans Race

Mazda Motorsports today announced that it will sell racing versions of its new SKYACTIV-D CLEAN DIESEL engines to teams competing in the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class of the world’s greatest endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Le Mans engine program will make its debut at the 2013 running of the race. […]

Soft Brakes Keep Zytek-Nissan LMP2 Off the Podium

Zytek-Nissan LMP2 Greaves Motosport Donington Park LeMans Series

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK – The Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport team lost out on an assured podium finish at Donington Park yesterday after a problem with the brakes on their Zytek-Nissan LMP2 car. It was a good day for the Nissan VK45DE engine though as Nissan-powered cars took the first five positions in the six-hour European Le Mans Series […]