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  • Volkswagen's I.D. R Pikes Peak car got close to the all-time record on the Hill in 2018 | Goodwood p

    “Motorsport has always been about pushing man and machine to the very limit, and this year, Goodwood will celebrate the people and machinery that set the benchmark or raised the bar,” the hosts of the annual Festival of Speed said in announcing the theme for the 2019 event — “Speed Kings — Motorsport’s Record Breakers.” “This year marks 20 years since Nick Heidfeld took the outright record up the Goodwood Hill, covering the 1.16-mile course in 41.6 seconds at the wheel of a McLaren MP4/13,” the announcement added. “In 2018, the...

  • Rennsport Reunion VI, Weathertech Laguna Seca, September 2018
    Rennsport Reunion VI: A living, driving, racing museum

    In the movie “Night at the Museum," Ben Stiller plays a night watchman who gets caught up in all kinds of hijinks when the museum’s exhibits come alive. Stiller’s Larry Daley character interacts with heroes like Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, and Christopher Columbus. That’s...

  • 2018 Goodwood Revival
    2018 Goodwood Revival: Polishing the past, preparing for the future

    Color slowly fades from sunset at the Goodwood Motor Circuit like an aging photograph. The sun sets low on the southern England horizon like the high desert. Bright yellows edge toward a brassy orange, tip toward a sultry red, and effortlessly disappear from the day. The pits and paddock drip with...

  • Twenty Magnificent Years of the Goodwood Revival
    What to expect at the 20th Goodwood Revival

    For the 20th consecutive year, a truly amazing automotive event is set to ring loud and proud around the Goodwood Motor Circuit. From Sept. 7 to 9, the Goodwood Revival revs up for another year of classic racing and general motoring celebration. Back in 1998, the Duke of Richmond brought auto...

  • Land Rover sets world record with Range Rover Sport SVR on two wheels
    Land Rover sets world record for fastest mile in a car on 2 wheels

    Those who attended the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last week caught numerous firsts and debuts The list included the first self-driving car to tackle the hill climb, the new Toyota Supra on its dynamic debut, and Land Rover with a world record stunt. The British brand set a world record for the...

  • The parking lot at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: when the parking lot is a show of its own

    As I bent down to snap yet another photo of yet another bright-hued supercar, I heard a deep voice over my shoulder. “I’ve got a model of that car,” boomed the throaty British accent. MORE: VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run I looked up and saw a...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams

    This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed was one of the biggest on record. There were quite the number of attractions at the British event, and not just from the local automakers. One of the real highlights was a collaboration between California's Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team. It's an exploration into lightweight design, using a 964 Porsche 911 as the test subject. Toyota showed up to the event with a near production-ready example of its fifth-generation, A90 Supra sports car. We expect the production version to...

  • 2018 Subaru Winter Sporting event
    Subaru's created the Goldilocks of winter driving schools

    There’s no shortage of winter driving schools hosted by automakers these days. Each of these schools is the same basic concept with various twists on the details. Subaru, the brand known for all-weather capability, now offers its own. With Flatout Sweden and DirtFish Rally school...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG Winter Sporting event
    Mercedes-AMG's Winter Driving Academy highlights differences in brand's performance drivetrains

    Mercedes-AMGs are known for big, brutish power that loves to go sideways. But what’s power without control? To highlight the difference in how various AMG powertrains maintain—or lose—control, Mercedes-AMG offers a winter driving academy dubbed the AMG Winter Sporting event. Chief...

  • 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo M Race Car, 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    The wild and wonderful from the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    Imagine spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a complete, thoroughly researched, multi-year restoration of a historically significant car and not even placing in your class. That's the reality of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Each year, the most prestigious car show in the...

  • 1949 Cisitalia 202 GT Gran Tourismo Sport Berlinetta, The Quail, 2017 Monterey Car Week
    The Quail celebrates the postwar sports car, 1945-1960

    Monterey Car Week draws everything from microcars to one-off coachbuilt classics of the 1920s and 1930s, all of them crowd-pleasers for the thousands of visitors swarming tasteful venues centered on Pebble Beach. But it was sports cars that lured two generations of drivers into the appeal of exotic...

  • 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer, 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best in Show
    1929 Mercedes-Benz crowned Pebble Beach Concours champion

    The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer that claimed the Best of Show honors at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance almost didn't make it to the show. Owner Bruce R. McCaw of Bellevue, Washington, struggled with the idea of restoring it for several years. “The question was whether or not...

  • Great Ferraris at The Quail 2017

    The Monterey Car Week is an orgiastic feast of the eyes for any car fan. It's an exclusive week-long celebration of the automobile, with events seemingly trying to upstage each other in terms of exclusivity and cachet. Aside from the actual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance itself, where the Best of Show is crowned and dollars are sure to follow, the place to see and the place to be seen is the annual The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. Held on the golf course at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, "The Quail," as it is called, is part party, part art exhibit...

  • Fast and Furious Live announcement
    Vin Diesel announces "Fast and Furious Live" show, promises extreme action

    So, over-the-top onscreen cinematics aren't enough for "Fast and Furious" fans? Never fear, Vin Diesel is here to announce "Fast and Furious Live" and promise incredible stunts and "extreme action" will ensue. Diesel took to Facebook Live to announce the new project, but only in name. It's unclear...

  • Gordon Murray design exhibition
    Gordon Murray design exhibition to celebrate 50 years of iconic cars

    Gordon Murray has been more than a landmark figure in the automotive industry: at times, he has simply defined how supercars are engineered and designed. Now, his career to date will come to a crescendo at the Gordon Murray design exhibition. The exhibit will take place on November 3, 2017, at...

  • 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed-Day 2
    Top 11 ways up Lord March's driveway at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

    More than 250 cars, trucks, and motorcycles made the 1.16-mile blast, past the Goodwood House, into Molecomb Corner, and continuing into history. By the books, Nick Heidfeld driving a McLaren MP4/13 is the quickest way, but we have a 11 other ideas for making the march up to Lord March's estate...

  • 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed-Day 2
    Here's your 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed day two gallery

    Timed runs up Lord March's driveway won't start until this weekend, but already the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed is off to a flying start. This year's celebration includes a cavalcade of drift cars, hyper expensive exotics, 70 years of Ferraris, Formula 1 racers from several decades, and that...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Midnight Editions at The Range Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina
    Tour de (special) force: How the Army and Chevy team up on the front lines

    Get off the X. That’s what you do when the shit goes down. And in a vehicle, that means speed can be your friend. That’s just one of the rules that Delta Force operators follow in wartime. The “X,” in this case, is an attack, and if you are in a vehicle that is under attack...

  • 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A new Rolls-Royce Phantom, the eighth iteration of the famous nameplate, will be unveiled shortly. The debut will take place on July 27 during the “Great Eight Phantoms” exhibition in London where Rolls-Royce will showcase seven previous generations of the Phantom dating back close to a century. Each car to be unveiled will have its own special story. Rolls-Royce will detail one of them each week leading to the debut of the new Phantom. The first to be detailed is an original Phantom that once belonged to American entertainer Fred Astaire. The car, which normally resides in the...

  • 2016 Goodwood Revival
    See 2016 Goodwood Revival in pictures

    The United Kingdom's Goodwood Revival should be on every car nut's bucket list. The annual celebration of all things 1948-1966 is an elaborate festival that pairs beautiful vintage racing cars, celebrated drivers, and automobile aficionados from all over the world. This year's distinguished guest...

  • 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion photo gallery

    Some have heroes with names like Griffey, Sayers, Butkus, Abdul-Jabaar, and Messier. For cars guys, the names are Gurney, Fullmer, Andretti, Foyt, McLaren, and many more. The difference is you can no longer watch Ken Griffey jack a homer, Kareem Abbul-Jabaar sink a skyhook, or Gale Sayers juke a...

  • The Quail at Carmel 2016
    The Quail at Carmel 2016 features stunning classics, exotic cars

    The Quail at Carmel's motorsports gathering this year didn't disappoint. Bugatti made its North American debut of the Chiron, and Lamborghini showed off its new Centenario Roadster, but there were plenty of other cars on display at the annual gathering at the golf course. The best of show was an...

  • 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio
    Readers say enthusiasts should embrace hybrid performance cars

    It used to be that if an automaker wanted to give a car more power, it shoved a larger engine under the hood. These days, that's not necessarily the case. From turbochargers and superchargers to hybrid systems, automakers are looking at every conceivable way to boost power while still...

  • 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed Central Feature honors BMW
    BMW centennial celebrated with 2016 Goodwood Central Feature

    The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is finally upon us and as usual the celebrations kicked off with the unveiling of the Central Feature. This is an oversized sculpture that sits in front of Goodwood House and honors whatever automaker has been named the Featured Marque of the event. This year...

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