J.C. Agajanian backed many successful racecars and drivers. At age 22, Troy Ruttman piloted this Agajanian Special to victory at the 1952 Indianapolis 500. Although the car caught fire at a routine pit stop, Ruthman restarted and finished first at an average speed of over 128 miles per hour. His closest competitor, Bill Vukovich, was eliminated when he crashed into a wall with only five minutes to go. To improve stopping power, racecars like the Agajanian Special were equipped with disc brakes, which had been used on military aircraft during World War II to enable them to land safely on short runways.
◾New Honda twin-turbo V6 engine debuts
◾Andretti Autosport returns to Honda power
◾Lineup includes eight race winners, 2012 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay
03/24/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- Seven teams and a dozen full-time entries will lead the Honda effort in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series, which opens Sunday with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
The manufacturer and its Honda Performance Development racing arm are seeking their seventh competitive manufacturers' championsh...[Read more...]
Throughout its 50 year history, McLaren has worn a number of different liveries from orange, to red and white, to silver and black. However, there is one color that is even more synonymous with the name—gold.
In the world of Formula One, Mclaren, as of this moment, sits in 2nd place behind Ferrari as the most successful manufacturer in Formula One with more than 180 wins. Ferrari might be in the lead but consider for a moment that Ferrari would take part in the Formula One World Championshi...[Read more...]
◾Chevy is winningest name in motorsport, clinching NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and Pirelli World Challenge titles
◾2014 season begins with debut of all-new Corvette C7.R at the North American International Auto Show and first competition at Rolex 24 At Daytona
DETROIT – Chevrolet was the most successful name in professional motorsports in the United States this year, capturing 12 manufacturer, driver and team championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and the Pirelli World C...[Read more...]
ORLANDO, Florida-September 2013- The Festivals of Speed is returning to Orlando November 29th through December 1st, 2013. The 2013 Festivals of Speed Orlando, Presented by Fields Auto Group, will unite a showcase of the best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle design along with the finest in culinary and luxury products. Adding to the excitement of the weekend, three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal will be in attendance as the honorary chairman. M...[Read more...]
07/10/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. Scott Dixon's triumph Sunday at Pocono Raceway was a milestone event for American Honda and its Honda Performance Development racing arm: the 200th Indy car race win for the manufacturer since entering the sport in 1994.
'I'd like to congratulate all of our associates at HPD, who have worked incredibly hard and made personal sacrifices to make the success of our racing programs their top priority,' said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Developme...[Read more...]