Ever since the creation of the automobile the design and mechanical components have continued to evolve and improve. Fuel sources, engine sizes, suspension, weight distribution, aerodynamics, braking, and more have all been experimented with and undergone rigorous testing and development. It is only suitable that at the local racing circuit, eager individuals were continuing this development in efforts of securing themselves a podium finish. To compete in races during the early years of the automobile, all that was required was a vehicle that could compete. Those who had more money often had more resources at their disposal and could take their vehicle to the next level in terms of power and performance.
At the time, the Ford Flathead V8 was an excellent resource to utilize. Parts were in abundance, power was plentiful, and it was fairly reliable. To fuel the fire, Fred Frame appeared in a 1934 Ford ad declaring 'I picked a Ford V8 for 1933… it brought me home in front. It takes a lot of automobile to average 80.22 miles per hour for 200 miles over a course like that.' Alone, this may not have meant much, but coming from the winner of the 1932 Indianapolis 500, it was a solid endorsement. By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2007
• Rockstar Energy Drink driver aims for U.S. title, returns to international racing
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 25, 2014) - Rockstar Energy Drink driver Tanner Foust will be racing for Volkswagen's first Global Rallycross title in 2014. He will also campaign a select season of events on the new FIA World Rallycross Championship.
'My competition focus for the 2014 season is Global Rallycross,' said Foust, adding: 'I'm looking forward to being able to run some international ...[Read more...]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2014) – NASCAR has named Richard Buck, a NASCAR executive with a wealth of diverse experience in motorsports, as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series managing director. Buck will serve in the role held the past 12 years by John Darby, who will remain at NASCAR as managing director, competition. Buck and NASCAR's two other national series managing directors – Wayne Auton (NASCAR Nationwide Series) and Chad Little (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) – now will report direct...[Read more...]
Charlotte, N.C. – October 14, 2013— Only weeks after revealing plans to auction the 1977 McLaren M26 that James Hunt drove to his final F1 victory, RK Motors Collector Car Auctions (RKMCCA) today announced that four additional iconic racing machines will cross the block during its auction at the Charlotte Convention Center, October 31 to November 3.
Furthering the auction's historic motorsports theme, RKMCCA will offer bidders an opportunity to own: Mario Andretti's 1974 Viceroy Gurn...[Read more...]
Trevor Bayne will once again pilot the No. 6 Ford Mustang in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but this time the car has a distinct look, with a bright pink Pillow Pets sponsor wrap. Bayne passed out Pillow Pets in the media center and then answered a few racing questions Friday.
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 6 Pillow Pets Ford Mustang – IS YOUR CAR FAST THIS WEEKEND? 'I didn't know a rainbow bear could go so fast around a race track. Our Pillow Pets Mustang is re...[Read more...]
One-off Sport Customs designed to turn heads while tooling down Main Street USA will roll onto the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 19.
This year, for the very first time, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is hosting an entire class dedicated to Sport Customs.
'These are one-of-a-kind cars built in the US, on modified American production chassis with American engines by individuals, designers and craftsmen,' explains auto...[Read more...]