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Behind The Wheel Of An Economy-Class Fox Road Racer

Behind The Wheel Of An Economy-Class Fox Road Racer

We take a few laps around Thunderhill Raceway in an economy-class Fox Mustang road racer and it feels good.Read More

Alfa Romeo Returns To The USA: Behind The Wheel Of The 4C and Giulia

Alfa Romeo Returns To The USA: Behind The Wheel Of The 4C and Giulia

We get some seat time in the two models that represent Alfa Romeo's re-emergence into the American market: The 4C coupe and Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan.Read More

Driving A 431HP 2000 Cobra R Modded With Prototype Parts

Driving A 431HP 2000 Cobra R Modded With Prototype Parts

Paul Svinicki tossed us the keys to his newly revitalized Cobra R, a machine that preserves the Cobra R theme, but extends its performance with a series of upgrades from the Special Vehicle Team’s prototype bins.Read More

Mazda Balances Speed With Beauty in IMSA DPi Sportscar Design

Mazda Balances Speed With Beauty in IMSA DPi Sportscar Design

When the wraps came off the Mazda RT-24P at the LA Auto Show last November, many observers were struck by the new IMSA sports-prototype’s swoopy good looks.Read More

The Wild and Wonderful Bill Thomas Cheetah

The Wild and Wonderful Bill Thomas Cheetah

The #006 competition Cheetah, built in 1964 at Bill Thomas Race Cars in Anaheim, CA. Going across the block at Barrett-Jackson, but not netting it’s reserve, this Cheetah is only one of 15.Read More

Racing a Porsche 968 Part 3: Spring Mountain, Beating John Morton?

Racing a Porsche 968 Part 3: Spring Mountain, Beating John Morton?

Over the next several sessions — and throughout the weekend — I improved from my initial session better than 13 seconds per lap. Read More

Blasting Around Sebring In The 670HP Roush Stage 3

Blasting Around Sebring In The 670HP Roush Stage 3

We pilot this 670 hp Roush supercharged Mustang around Sebring International Raceway. The chance to drive one in anger on this track is not to be denied, and it served as a fine venue to test the mettle of the RS3.Read More

Going Racing with a Porsche 968 Part 2: Repairs and Medical

Going Racing with a Porsche 968 Part 2: Repairs and Medical

That first taste of racing, that leads to a lifelong obsession of the most thrilling addiction a person can have, began with a phone call. My friend, Casey Putsch, the original builder of a Porsche 968.Read More

George's Track-Tuned, Turbocharged Miata

George’s Track-Tuned, Turbocharged Miata

This ambitious sixteen-year-old took the money from his lifeguarding job and put together one of the cleanest, quickest, force-fed Miatas we've seen around.Read More

The Lightweight, Agile Sports Racer - With an Ironic Name

The Lightweight, Agile Sports Racer – With an Ironic Name

The Echidna is one example of SCCA experimentation by passionate racers, an underdog that took on the big names and won.Read More

Going Racing with a Porsche 968 Part 1: Acquisition

Going Racing with a Porsche 968 Part 1: Acquisition

The car was a completely race-prepped Porsche 968. The 968 was the final model of Porsche’s line of "Transaxle Porsches." These rear wheel drive cars included the 924, 928, 944 and 968.Read More

Greg's M4 Track Terror

Greg’s M4 Track Terror

Greg's project to turn a comfortable M4 into a dedicated track toy was never going to be easy. However, with the right minds and select parts, it was done. Carbon wings, 500 horses, and huge tires make it a menace.Read More

The Meyer: Curator Of Automotive Racing History

The Meyer: Curator Of Automotive Racing History

Bruce Meyer has one of the most stunning collections of automotive racing history. His collection spans over 50 years of LeMans winners and holds unique cars including the serial number 1 Shelby Cobra. Read More

Driven: Racing A Porsche 944 In The Dark — And Lessons Learned

Driven: Racing A Porsche 944 In The Dark — And Lessons Learned

I was very fortunate to get an invitation from Jim Cantrell, CEO of Vector Space Systems, to test as an “alternate driver” for the Vector 25 Hours of Thunderhill team. The lessons I came away with were imprinted...Read More

Superlite Aero: Affordable And Modular For Road Racing And Hillclimb

Superlite Aero: Affordable And Modular For Road Racing And Hillclimb

We caught the Superlite Aero at it's global public debut at the 2016 PRI show, check out this affordable prototype racer for NASA, SCCA, hillclimb and whatever else you can throw at it. Read More

Attending A Friend’s Funeral - Twice! The Demise Of The RIAM

Attending A Friend’s Funeral – Twice! The Demise Of The RIAM

Funny, I think if Doug had to pick, he probably would have picked different board members who wouldn’t double-cross him and wanted to fulfill his dying wishes.Read More

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