Tag Archives: Racing

Any Car Can Be a Rallycross Car if You Believe in Yourself

Driving a Mini Cooper S brings up different conversations depending on where I am. Around the mechanics at work, it’s all questions about reliability. To which I get to explain the joy that of owning basically a high mileage BMW, but with none of the badge or prestige. You can see the commiserating nods over oil…

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The Fastest Way Isn’t Always The Most Fun At Goodwood 

Like a getaway scene in an old school Brit bank heist film, Grant Williams drives his 1959 Jaguar Mk1 sedan racer at full tilt and only half in control. It’s well known that drifting and sliding is rarely the fastest way to negotiate a circuit, but at Goodwood you’re rewarded for being memorable. If Grant had simply…

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Lamborghini Just Restored Its Terrible Formula One Car

Apropos of nothing, Lamborghini has returned Minardi M191B chassis #003 to vintage racing duties after a lengthy seven-month restoration by the company’s Polo Storico division. Many of the original 1990s Lamborghini and Minardi staff were involved in the restoration. Polo Storico is dedicated to the preservation and…

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Weekend Motorsports Roundup; July 14-15, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

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This Time Attack Toyota AE86 Corolla Used To Live Out In A Field Full Of Goats

The AE86-generation Toyota Corolla is a highly desirable car nowadays, thanks to its starring role in Initial D, the rise of drifting in America and a general renewed interest in good ’80s cars. Colin Frost’s 1987 AE86 looks like the ultimate track weapon now, so you might not expect part of his build to include…

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Goodwood Shows No Mercy, Sends Lexus RC F GT3 Up In Flames

A Lexus RC F GT3 race car caught fire in the paddock at the 2018 Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Driver Scott Pruett is reportedly and thankfully unhurt, but the car looks pretty well cooked.

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This Amazing Artist Stayed Awake All Night To Capture The 24 Hours Of Le Mans In 24 Pieces

This year, during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, artist and photographer Jayson Fong sat down to his desk to produce one piece of art for each hour of the race. A motorsport fanatic of the first degree, Jayson’s art is usually quite detailed. For this endeavor, however, he needed to finish a piece quite quickly, and it…

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Blame The FIA For How Boring The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Was This Year

There are a lot of awful rule sets in the world of racing, but this season the ACO and the FIA have combined to produce what is perhaps the worst rule in racing history. While the rule was technically implemented at the 6-hour race at Spa last month, the full extent of its impact on endurance racing was shown in stark…

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Toyota Wins The 24 Hours Of Le Mans With Precision From Pole

After years of trying and failing, the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid has finally taken the Le Mans victory the team has so desperately wanted. In doing so, Toyota has become only the second Japanese manufacturer in history to win the race overall, following on from Mazda’s 1991 victory. While Audi and Porsche both quit…

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Second Place Toyota Slows Suddenly In Last Two Hours Of Le Mans But It Just Missed A Fuel Stop

With a little over an hour and a half to go, the No. 7 Toyota TS050 slowed abruptly from second place. Sure, 13 laps separated it from the next car given that the Toyotas are that much quicker than the privateer LMP1 teams, but you have to finish the race to be classified—as Toyota knows painfully after their leading…

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