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.

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.

The Last Of The Gentlemen Race Car Drivers

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 Mille Miglia road race in a double-breasted suit, complete with tie. He won the Mille Miglia a second time in 1953 in a 340 MM spider bodied by Vignale, with…

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

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. Mazda was the first – and to this day, remains the only – Asian manufacturer to score an overall win at the race, in 1991.

Soft Brakes Keep Zytek-Nissan LMP2 Off the Podium

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 race.

Road Atlanta Offers Mobile App for IPhone, IPad and Andriod Users

Finally! One of the first race track phone apps has been released! Road Atlanta is right with the curve of technology trying to make the fan experience even better! This application can be downloaded for free on iPhones (click here) or Android (click here). The app serves many purposes for our fans: Navigation The Road Atlanta phone app is intended to help fans navigate around the facility. It has an interactive track map that is GPS enabled. The map shows everything from the turns of…

Skip Barber Hosts Road Atlanta Open House

Skip Barber Racing School will host the 3rd Annual FREE Open House at Road Atlanta on Friday, May 4, 2012. Tickets are limited, register ONLINE today for either the morning or afternoon session.   Spend the day getting free seat time in Mazda MX-5 Miata on the Autocross course, taking hot laps arounud the full 2.54 mile track in a Playboy Cup Car, drifting the RX-8 on the Skidpad, or riding along in a Lotus Evora, Lexus ISF, Porsche 911 or Cayman.   Last year…

1967 LeMans Winning GT40 in Ford Booth at SEMA Show

Sitting in Ford’s 2011 SEMA booth, might be one of the most important Ford of all times, but that won’t stop most SEMA Show attendees from walking right by it. Sitting on a container high above the show floor, is the red #1 1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV, but with all the glitz and booth babes most show, most attendees have their eyes a little lower than iconic Ford. As a result  most don’t even notice the Le Mans winner amid the sea of latest…

Audi R8 LMS Defends Title at Bathurst in LeMans Series

Audi remains unbeaten at Bathurst: For the second time in succession, the R8 LMS prevailed in the most important GT endurance race “Down Under” in Australia. Conditions were difficult as varying intensities of rain and dense fog at times caused a number of spins, off road excursions and yellow caution flags. But unlike NASCAR the LeMans Series runs rain or shine. The first four hours of the race alone saw the three different vehicles take turns in leading the race. From the fourth hour onward,…

Rob Bell, Alexander Sims and Alvaro Parente to Race McLaren GT for 2012

Rob Bell and Alexander Sims join Alvaro Parente in McLaren GT customer team driver line-up for 2012 Three examples of the MP4-12C GT3  race car and one MP4-12C road car to be presented at Autosport International 25 Mclaren MP4-12C GT3’s to race in Europe in 2012 McLaren GT is building on its successful 2011 development programme for the new MP4-12C GT3 by adding Britons Rob Bell and Alexander Sims to its driver line-up for 2012.  Bell and Sims will join Portuguese racing driver Alvaro Parente…