Tag Archives: Autocross

This MGB GT’s Jaguar V12 Engine Blew So The Owner Completely Redesigned The Car Without A Roof

We thought Mark Sawatsky had the engine swap of the century when he fit a Jaguar V12 into an MGB GT. Only problem: it didn’t really work, and then that lovely V12 died. So he did what any sensible person would do: hacked the roof off, added a Buick turbo four-cylinder, designed a new tube frame and suspension, and…

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Watching Thick White Wall Tires Bend Through An Autocross Is Deeply Fascinating

One of my favorite camera views in racing is the tire view that shows big Formula One tires flex and wobble through turns and over curbs. Thankfully, the amateur version of this is just as fascinating. Look at how much these Oldsmobile white walls flex at an autocross!

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Parking Lot Racing Is Actually Fun To Watch When The Cars Are This Dumb

Motor Trend’s YouTube show “Roadkill” has been a consistently excellent source of automotive idiocy for years. In 49 episodes they’ve lived many our jalopy dreams by putting monster engines in weird cars and using a Sawzall with extreme prejudice. Now we get to see their terrible fleet together in a ten-car showdown!

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My First Autocross Was In A Borrowed Porsche

About a week ago, I got an unexpected early morning message from a man I’d spoken to, but never met in person.

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A Ride-On Dolphin Is The Best Pit Bike Ever

Sometimes, the vehicles off-course are almost as cool as those on-course. This is Todd Roberts’ pit bike from this year’s SCCA Solo Nationals, which features an animated woodcut dolphin which you can majestically ride upon as it bobs up and down.

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Guy Takes His Mom Autocrossing, And It’s Pretty Adorable

When was the last time you called your mom? Recently? You should. When was the last time you took her autocrossing? You really should. This guy did in his girlfriend’s borrowed GTI, and he got some pretty momtastic results.

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Yes But Can You Run A Rusty Old Ford Pickup In Autocross?

An old Ford F100 is a great truck for hauling hay, cruising main street, or lowering property values in your local subdevelopment. But how is it at autocross?

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Dead planes and pork barbecue: Running my Miata at the Blytheville Pro

The first thing you notice when you get on site is the boneyard. To get to the paddock area, you drive around the perimeter of the course, cordoned off from the rest of the world by an army of skinny orange pylons and lengths upon lengths of yellow safety tape, and through the aircraft graveyard itself. Once past the planes, you take a left turn onto the taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, and find a place to paddock your car on the taxiway itself, preferably as close as possible to the grid area.

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Dumping On Another Enthusiast’s Motorsport Is Bad Karma

Dumping On Another Enthusiast's Motorsport Is Bad Karma

"You comin’ this weekend?" asked another member of the Spokes autocross group at our Friday group lunch. "You haven’t been to an actual autocross in a while. You’ve been busy with road racing or LeMons or something." Oh my gosh, I thought—I hope he doesn’t think I’ve turned into one of those guys.

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This 1980s Autocross TV Special Is The Greatest Thing On YouTube

Every now and then, something surfaces on the Internet that is so amazing, we stop and wonder how we lived our lives before we knew about it. Today is one of those days. Stop what you’re doing because it’s time to watch "Thunder on the Streets II."

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