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COUNTDOWN TO FIA FORMULA E RACING IN NEW YORK CITY

COUNTDOWN TO FIA FORMULA E RACING IN NEW YORK CITY

14 July 2017 This weekend sees Panasonic Jaguar Racing lining-up on the grid of the first-ever all-electric Formula E race in Brooklyn, New York. Driver Mitch Evans says it’s gearing-up to be one of the most electrifying races of the season. ... Continue reading

North America Race at Watkins Glen International

North America Race at Watkins Glen International

Ashley Freiberg Becomes First Woman to Stand on Overall Podium in Any Worldwide Lamborghini Series News provided by Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America 15:15 ET Share this article WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., July 3, 2017; Riccardo Agostini and Trent Hindman finally claimed their first victory of the season in the weekend's ... Continue reading

NASCAR: Austin Dillon’s Patriotic Paint Scheme Revealed +VIDEO

NASCAR: Austin Dillon’s Patriotic Paint Scheme Revealed +VIDEO

Special To The Auto Channel From Staff Report NASCAR.com June 28, 2017; There typically are plenty of stars and stripes at the Daytona summer race. Austin Dillon’s No. ... Continue reading

ROBB HOLLAND CHOOSES E85 ETHANOL-FUELED KATECH STAGE 3 C7 Z06 PACKAGE FOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB

ROBB HOLLAND CHOOSES E85 ETHANOL-FUELED KATECH STAGE 3 C7 Z06 PACKAGE FOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB

Our Katech engine will be tuned to run E85, which will give us more horsepower than on regular pump gas. What's interesting at Pikes Peak is that engines struggle to cool because at 10,000-14,000 feet, the air is very thin and dry. The inherent cooling capabilities of E85 will substantially help keep engine temps down. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Summary June 12-18, 2017: RIP Vic Edelbrock Jr; Dream Cruise Sans Chevrolet; Waymo NoMo; Deiselgate 2; Takata Bankrupt; Bolt Bolting; US Auto Sales Dropping; Gas Prices Dropping; SUV Headlights Suck

Nutson's Automotive News Summary June 12-18, 2017: RIP Vic Edelbrock Jr; Dream Cruise Sans Chevrolet; Waymo NoMo; Deiselgate 2; Takata Bankrupt; Bolt Bolting; US Auto Sales Dropping; Gas Prices Dropping; SUV Headlights Suck

* Just in time for summer vacation, the average nationwide gasoline price at the end of last week was the lowest for this point of the year since 2005, according to GasBuddy. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline fell to $2.35, a drop of 3 cents in the past week and more than 2 cents below last ye ... Continue reading

Frankl F-1 Report – Inside MONACO at 75

Frankl F-1 Report – Inside MONACO at 75

I was warned by one of the top drivers a week before the race, over drinks at the Sir Norman Foster designed $150m Yacht Club de Monaco (now the epicenter of all social as well as sailing and rowing action in the Principality), that there wouldn’t be a single overtaking maneuver “in anger” as the cars were simply ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Summary May 29-June 4, 2017 - Happy Hatchbacks, New Colectables, New Car Museum, Racing Tri-fecta, Harley Recall

Nutson's Automotive News Summary May 29-June 4, 2017 - Happy Hatchbacks, New Colectables, New Car Museum, Racing Tri-fecta, Harley Recall

* We enjoyed a trifecta of auto racing over Memorial Day weekend. Takuma Sato, a journeyman driver, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500, when he held off the three-time champion Helio Castroneves in a 230-mile-per-hour wheel-rubbing duel to the finish of the 101st running of the race. ... Continue reading

Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Takes Honors at Nürburgring 24 Hours

Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Takes Honors at Nürburgring 24 Hours

Aston Martin Racing survived a dramatic, last-hour torrential downpour to win its class in the 2017 ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours after dominating the event’s SP8 category with a flawless performance. The #7 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 led its class for much of the race and ran with such metronomic precision that it ran am ... Continue reading

Takuma Sato Wins 2017 Indy 500 - First Japanese Driver To Triumph

Takuma Sato Wins 2017 Indy 500 - First Japanese Driver To Triumph

Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500 By INDYCAR | Published: May 28, 2017 Takuma Sato (This story will be updated.) INDIANAPOLIS May 28, 2017; Much of the focus for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was on a Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport, but it was another former F1 pilot wh ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Summary May 22-28, 2017 - Ford Fires Fields, BMW Recall; GM And FCA Dieselgate?; Less Driving In U.S.; MAMA Preview; RIP Nicky Haley

Nutson's Automotive News Summary May 22-28, 2017 - Ford Fires Fields, BMW Recall; GM And FCA Dieselgate?; Less Driving In U.S.; MAMA Preview; RIP Nicky Haley

* The big auto industry shake-up this week is the ouster/retirement of CEO Mark Fields who is being replaced by James Hackett, Ford board member and former CEO of Steelcase. Since Fields took over from Alan Mullally 3 years ago stock price has dropped 40-percent and company profits have been below expectations. ... Continue reading

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Claims "World's Fastest SUV" Title

Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Claims "World's Fastest SUV" Title

TORRANCE, Calif., May 5, 2017 -- Land Cruiser, Toyota's iconic go-anywhere four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle, has earned myriad accolades and records over the 60-plus years it's been in production. And now, among them: the title of "World's Fastest SUV" thanks to a record speed of over 230 mph, attained by the cus ... Continue reading

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Double-Up on Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Wins

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Double-Up on Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Wins

Mercedes- AMG GT3 Wins First Pirelli World Challenge Race With CRP Racing and Black Swan Racing Teams DANVILLE, VA - May 1, 2017: Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams doubled-up on race wins Sunday in Pirelli World Challenge SprintX competition at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) where CRP Racing scored th ... Continue reading

The 2017 Formula DRIFT Launches its Season with Nexen Tire as its Official Major Partner for the Second Consecutive Year

The 2017 Formula DRIFT Launches its Season with Nexen Tire as its Official Major Partner for the Second Consecutive Year

Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, is continuing its second-year Official Major Partnership with Formula DRIFT, the premier United States drifting series, for the 2017 race season that will be held until October. Nexen Tire has been an Official Major Partner of Formula DRIFT since its partnership agreement ... Continue reading

2017 Honda Civic Type R Claims Title as World's Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car with Record Nürburgring Lap Time

2017 Honda Civic Type R Claims Title as World's Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car with Record Nürburgring Lap Time

TORRANCE, Calif. April 24, 2017; Less than two months before its U.S. launch, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has claimed the title of world's fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) production car, setting a new benchmark lap time at Germany's legendary Nürburgring. ... Continue reading

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