IMSA Founder John Bishop Dead at Age of 87

DAYTONA BEACH,FLORIDA (June 6, 2014)– Sports car racing legend John Bishop, the visionary co-founder of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), died Thursday in San Rafael, Calif. due to complications from a recent illness. He was 87. Bishop co-founded IMSA in 1969 with his wife Peggy and Bill France Sr., after a surprise telephone “cold call” from France – also NASCAR’s founder – that resulted in a quick trip from Connecticut to Daytona Beach to discuss assembling a new sports car sanctioning organization in North…

Rusty Wallace NASCAR Driving Suit Stolen

NASCAR Hall of Famer’s son seeks help on Twitter The last fire suit Rusty Wallace wore in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series vehicle is considered stolen by the Wallace family, according to a tweet from Wallace’s son Greg. The white and blue Miller Lite fire suit is missing from the Team Penske shop, and Greg Wallace is offering a reward — and no questions asked — for its return.

Legendary Team Owner Bud Moore Stormed the Shores of Normandy 70 Year Ago

Seventy years ago today members of the Great Generation mechanized one of the most daring military operations of all time. 156,000 Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy as part of Operation Overlord. 12,000 of those men lost their lives the first day. We know it simply as D-Day. This is one man’s story. Walter “Bud” Moore sits on the couch in the living room of his home in Spartanburg, S.C., in front of a collection of just some of the more than 70 trophies his race…

2015 Corvette Z06 Most Powerful Chevrolet Ever with 650 Horsepower

DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower. The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm. “The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also…

AmericanMuscle Gives Away 2014 Ford Mustang GT MMD Project Car

MMD is giving Away the May 2014 Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Cover Car Modern Muscle Design is giving everyone the chance to drive away in their SEMA built, custom 2014 Mustang GT—Project MMD. MMD and AmericanMuscle teamed up to custom design Project MMD. Featuring over $30,000 in aftermarket parts and the sleek, modern design MMD is known for, this is a one-of-a-kind Mustang that can serve as the perfect show car or daily driver. Sign-up Page: http://www.americanmuscle.com/project-mmd-2014-mustang-giveaway.html The Giveaway One person will get to…

McLaren Celebrates 50 Years

Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’ When a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. In those days, Bruce’s vision was shared by fewer than half a dozen loyal souls, who slogged across the world to race his self-made cars. Nowadays, the McLaren Group employs more than 2000 people, all of whom still share Bruce’s ideals of combining sportsmanship with solid engineering practice and cutting-edge technical expertise.…

Nissan DeltaWing History

The Nissan DeltaWing has grabbed headlines, turned heads, and divided opinions wherever it has gone. For Nissan, a company known for delivering innovation that excites, this project has gathered great momentum throughout the season, providing excitement for fans of motorsport but has also caught the eye of non-motorsport fans intrigued by the car’s unique design. Here we look back at how it all started – a timeline of DeltaWing development.

2014 Corvette Stingray Sells For $1.05 Million at Barrett Jackson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Five Chevrolet performance cars, including the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, raised a combined $2.14 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auctions that concluded Sunday. Proceeds benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Habitat for Humanity Detroit, the American Heart Association, the Guy Fieri Foundation for Inspiration and Imagination and the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. The all-new Corvette Stingray – Vehicle Identification Number ending in 0001 – sold Saturday to businessman and NASCAR team…

Hyundai and Rhys Millen Racing Renew Pikes Peak Hillclimb Partnership

Hyundai announced its renewed partnership with Rhys Millen Racing (RMR) to defend its 2012 world record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). This years’ race to the internationally-renowned summit is planned for June 30, 2013. This year, Hyundai will expand its presence at Pikes Peak with a two-car effort, with Millen piloting a new, purpose-built unlimited class rear-drive racecar joined by the production-based Genesis Coupe that set last years’ all-time record to the peak (9:46.164).

Daytona 24 Hours: Breaking Dawn

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 like it does now. But the cars are headed the wrong way – like a negative printed in reverse. It seemed unnatural. That didn’t last long.