X Games Power Rankings: Global Rallycross Austin

With only one round in the books this Red Bull Global Rallycross season, there has already been no shortage of surprises in the results column. Top Gear Festival Barbados saw Scott Speed, Steve Arpin, and Brian Deegan as the big winners, with incidents in the final coming back to bite Joni Wiman and Sverre Isachsen and two-time series champion Tanner Foust failing to make it to the main event for just the second time in his Red Bull GRC career.

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

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 returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway and unlike the 1984 trip, found himself all alone in the winner’s circle this time around. His Brizio Street Rods-built ‘32 Ford roadster won the…

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…

Woman’s Work: 2013 High Gear SEMA Mustang

  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 see built by a group of female volunteers.

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.

Sketches Confirm 2014 Ford Mustang based on Evos Concept

BREAKING NEWS! Motor City Muscle Cars has uncovered the first spy photos showing sketches of the Ford Evos concept car based 2014 Ford Mustang! Earlier today we reported that the 50th anniversary 2014 Ford Mustang would draw heavily on the Ford Evos concept’s styling. The first sketches / spy photos that the confirm that Ford is using the Evos architecture for the new pony car. The preliminary sketches are from prior to April 2011 and are based on the Evos concept car that Ford launched in August 2011…

2013 Shelby GT500 Kicks A$$ and Takes Names With 650 HP & 200 MPH Top Speed

The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 was suppose to be the new heavy weight champion of the (muscle car) world. At 580 horsepower, not only did it have more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, it was going to knockout the Shelby GT500. it wasn’t even going to be fair fight. And it wasn’t. As the bell rung the seemingly dated overweight fighter we assumed the GT500 was…

2013 Ford Mustang Unveiled With New Shelby Style Grille

The Ford Mustang – an American icon of muscle car performance and style – has lost its swagger in recent years.  Even with the return of the 5.0L engine the Mustang just couldn’t compete with the stylish new Chevy Camaro. Ford is hoping that a more aggressive looking Shelby-esque bumper cover and grille  and a list of smart features for the 2013 Mustang, signal renewed life popular pony car before the redesigned 2014 50th Anniversary Mustang goes on sale. This is not the first time…

2014 Mustang 50th Anniversary Plans Revealed

The Mustang Club of America (MCA) revealed their plans to celebrate the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary on the original pony car’s birthday April 17th. The celebration will take plan at two locations from April 16-20, 2014, with Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway playing hosts to the east coast / west coast events. Ford Motor Company, whom is among the sponsors of the event(s) will also play host to its own Mustang birthday bash to be held over July 4th in Dearborn. All American…