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Henny's Fond Memories of Carroll Shelby +Video

Henny's Fond Memories of Carroll Shelby +Video

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel THE HAGUE, May 14, 2012. The news that auto legend Carroll Shelby passed away last Thursday, did not come as a big shock. It did make me feel very sad indeed, but when I last spoke to mr. Shelby at the Los Angeles auto show, I realized he was very frail. The 88 ye ... Continue reading

Toyota Yaris WRC Takes on the Twisting Turns of Corsica

Toyota Yaris WRC Takes on the Twisting Turns of Corsica

Tour de Corse: Preview - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team takes the lead of the drivers', co-drivers' and manufacturers' standings to the French island of Corsica for the first pure asphalt round of the season, the classic Tour de Corse. Championship leader Ott Tanak will look to continue his recent run of podium f ... Continue reading

Nissan Unleashes All-New LEAF NISMO RC Electric Race Car

Nissan Unleashes All-New LEAF NISMO RC Electric Race Car

The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled in Tokyo at Nissan Crossing in the city's Ginza district. ... Continue reading

Brabham BT62 Concludes Australian Testing at The Bend, Before Heading to Europe +VIDEO

Brabham BT62 Concludes Australian Testing at The Bend, Before Heading to Europe +VIDEO

Continuing the story of the return of the Brabham name to automotive manufacturing, the current test phase of the stunning Brabham BT62 has been completed ahead of the car’s next evaluation sessions in Europe. Multiple Le Mans winner and Brabham Automotive’s Managing Director, David Brabham, is leading a team of pr ... Continue reading

RIP DAN GURNEY

RIP DAN GURNEY

Dan Gurney ... Where to start? Just his name alone stands for so much in our world ... a lifetime of contributions to motorsports, the way that he never seemed completely satisfied with the status quo, his effortless skill behind the wheel, and the upbeat spirit that he expressed endlessly. He was our hero for so many ... Continue reading

Le Mans Agony for Toyota GAZOO Racing

Le Mans Agony for Toyota GAZOO Racing

Le Mans Agony for Toyota GAZOO Racing Toyota City, Japan, Jun, 19 2017 - Toyota GAZOO Racing endured a painful Le Mans 24 Hours in which two of its TS050 Hybrids did not reach the chequered flag while the remaining car finished ninth.Hopes were high of a first Toyota win at Le Mans when the pole position-winning #7 TS0 ... Continue reading

PREVIEW: Lotus Exige Race 380 - First Class in Competition

PREVIEW: Lotus Exige Race 380 - First Class in Competition

Race only version of sensational Exige Sport 380 375 hp and 410 Nm Weight cut to just 998 kg dry 0-60 mph in just 3.2 secs Laps Hethel 1.5 seconds quicker than Exige Cup R Aerodynamic downforce boosted to 240 kg Unapologetic, uncompromising and built to win, Lotus has announced the development of the mighty Exige Race ... Continue reading

Steve McQueen in Le Mans: “King of Cool” Returns After 45 Years

Steve McQueen in Le Mans: “King of Cool” Returns After 45 Years

Steve McQueen in Le Mans: “King of Cool” Returns After 45 Years, in Stunning Graphic Novel Based on Epic ‘Le Mans’ Movie Masterfully crafted by Sandro Garbo and the team at Garbo Studio, ‘Steve McQueen in Le Mans’ fuses a blistering graphic novel with a bold and vivid tribute to McQueen himself, a man who g ... Continue reading

2016 LA Auto Show: Porsche Unveils Most Spectacular 911 Ever +VIDEO

2016 LA Auto Show: Porsche Unveils Most Spectacular 911 Ever +VIDEO

LOS ANGELES - November 16, 2016: Porsche will tackle the 2017 racing season with an all-out newly developed GT racer. The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six engine positioned in front of ... Continue reading

Crawley - Halfway To Paradise For Hardy London To Brighton Participants and Spectators +VIDEO

Crawley - Halfway To Paradise For Hardy London To Brighton Participants and Spectators +VIDEO

Friendly Sussex town provides a welcome pit stop for veterans and a superb vantage point for spectators LONDON - October 25, 2016: Drive a modern car from London to Brighton and the journey ought to take less than two hours. Attempt the trip in a pioneering veteran car with little or no weather protection and relying o ... Continue reading

Motorsport Network acquires Autosport & the Haymarket Media Group’s motor racing portfolio

Motorsport Network acquires Autosport & the Haymarket Media Group’s motor racing portfolio

MIAMI—Motorsport Network, the Miami-headquartered publisher of Motorsport.com and Motor1.com, today announced the acquisition of six business operations that make up the Haymarket Media Group’s interests in motorsport publishing, photography and events. The acquired businesses in the Autosport portfolio include Aut ... Continue reading

BMW At The Petersen Museum In LA

BMW At The Petersen Museum In LA

The Petersen will host some of BMW’s greatest road and race cars through October 14. Woodcliff Lake, NJ, August 30, 2016 – In celebration of the BMW Group’s 100th anniversary, BMW of North America and The Petersen Automotive Museum will feature “BMW: 100 Years of Performance,” from September 1 through October ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 25-31 2016: Nissan Out West, Lux Models Boffo, Detroit Sans Porsche, MB Auto Drive Exaggerated? Auto Ownership Costs Vary

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - July 25-31 2016: Nissan Out West, Lux Models Boffo, Detroit Sans Porsche, MB Auto Drive Exaggerated? Auto Ownership Costs Vary

* It's the #NissanYearoftheTruck. We spent a couple days this week out west driving the all-new 390HP #2017Armada, the new 284HP refreshed #2017Pathfinder and the new #2017Titan full size Crew Cab and saw Nissan's new entry, the Titan single-cab pickup. We'll have full drive reports on these in August. * Luxury brands ... Continue reading

Aston Martin Racing Launches New GTE Challenger and 2016 Title Hopes

Aston Martin Racing Launches New GTE Challenger and 2016 Title Hopes

GAYDON, England - February 22, 2016: Aston Martin Racing has unveiled its ambitious plans for the 2016 season, its latest V8 Vantage GTE challenger and an exciting new collaboration with global energy supplier TOTAL and tyre supplier Dunlop. The premiere GT-racing outfit, which enters its twelfth year of competition, w ... Continue reading

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