|CHEVROLET TO SHOW CHAPARRAL VISION GRAN TURISMO CONCEPT|
|• Boundary-pushing, Chevy-powered race cars changed motorsports design|
DETROIT – When racers Jim Hall and Hap Sharp founded Chaparral Cars in 1962, few could have guessed how they would shake up the conformities of the racing world – and fundamentally change it.
Through pioneering applications of aerodynamics and aerospace technology, and a partnership with Chevrolet Research and Development, Chaparral Cars advanced the science of racing cars. It also triumphed on the track o...[Read more...]
|GRAN TURISMO TIPS FROM LUCAS ORDONEZ|
|YOKOHAMA, Japan – The world's first virtual-to-real race driver, Lucas Ordonez gives us tips for getting the best speed in Gran Turismo 5, ahead of his test drive this weekend at the Suzuka Circuit for the Super GT 300.
Lucas Ordonez, Nismo Race Driver:
So here we are in Suzuka racetrack. It's really good for me to be practicing on the Gran Turismo simulator right now, because I'm going to be testing this weekend in the Super GT 300 GT-R Nismo GT3.
TIP #1: TAKE STEERING WHEEL ...[Read more...]|
|Raw Power Has a Stamp of Its Own Muscle Cars Roar at Spring Classic Auction|
|What do you get when you bring the U.S. Postal Service and Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction together at the State Fairgrounds — a Muscle Car Extravaganza!
Since it began 26 years ago, Mecum's Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis has featured the largest auction of muscle cars in the world. This year, the Postal Service will celebrate the raw power of the performance vehicle at the Spring Classic event by dedicating five, limited edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars...[Read more...]|
|RICHARD PETTY DEDICATES MUSCLE CARS FOREVER STAMPS|
|Raw power gets a stamp of its own today as seven-time NASCAR National Champion Richard Petty helps dedicate the America on the Move: Muscle Cars Forever stamps.
Petty, his son Kyle and Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will dedicate the limited-edition stamps at the Daytona International Speedway where 'The King' won a record seven Daytona 500 Championships.
Typically equipped with big, powerful engines, these high-performance vehicles began roaring across America in the 1960s. The limite...[Read more...]|
|GT ACADEMY SET TO SHINE IN THE HEAT OF DUBAI|
|Winners from Europe, USA, Germany and Russia to team up in two Nissan 370Z Nismo race cars
Since its inception in 2008, the Nissan PlayStation® GT Academy competition has attracted over two million entries, making it unquestionably the world's most accessible driver scholarship. The phenomenal success of the virtual-to-reality programme takes centre stage at the Dubai 24 Hours race (10-12 January), with the latest 2012 Champions from Europe, USA, Germany and Russia lining-up in two Nis...[Read more...]|