Monday, April 27, 2009

Edwards Finishes Talladega on Foot

Carl Edwards is known for the backflips he does after winning NASCAR races, but he flipped under completely different circumstances on the last lap of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega:

Carl Edwards flips on last lap at Talladega

Nudged by eventual winner Brad Keselowski, Edwards got upside-down into the catch fence along the front straight, throwing debris into the crowd and injuring eight fans. Edwards climbed out of his car and finished the race on foot.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jag is Back!

Largely absent from big-league racing since the demise of the Trans-Am series after the 2005 season, Jaguar is set to make a return to sports car competition later this summer. Rocketsports racing, still headed up by the venerable Paul Gentilozzi, has announced it will enter a new Jaguar XK-R in the GT2 class of the American LeMans Series mid-season in an effort to prepare for a full 2010 campaign. The Jag will join the already impressive entry list including Ferrari F430 GTs, Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs, BMW E92 M3s, a Panoz Eperante, Chevy Corvettes, a Ford GT, and a Dodge Viper, making for some of the most diverse racing anywhere in the world.

RocketSports Racing Jaguar XK-R

More information on the Rocketsports Racing Jaguar XK-R entry can be found at

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ruf CTR Yellowbird

Recently a lot of attention has been paid to Nuerburgring lap times, with Nissan, Chevy, and Dodge posting incredible numbers. Between the raw speed and the incredible engine notes, the videos of these hot laps are breathtaking as they display not only sheer velocity, but the required poise of both car and driver.

At least, poise would appear to be required. Poise, stability, razor-sharp handling, a helmet... All apparent requirements. Unless you're the driver of the car that kicked off the Nuerburgring lap time craze back in 1987: the Ruf CTR Yellowbird. "Breathtaking" doesn't begin to describe this classic in-car footage:

Who We Are - LymanSS

Once the founder of a performance parts business, LymanSS currently maintains an impressive stable including among others a Cadillac, an electric Honda Fit, and multiple Corvettes.

Who We Are - Kevin

When he's not driving his Camaro around California, Kevin's automotive attention is focused on the UAW, nearby auto shows, and planning out a drag car.

Who We Are - GregC

GregC has gone from one icon to another, trading his Jeep Wrangler for a Ford Mustang, and the Mustang for a Taurus SHO, to get himself around suburban Massachusetts.

Who We Are - Frank

Frank's Lotus Elise is a departure from the long list of criminally-underrated American cars he's owned previously. He is based in San Francisco, where he is continually frustrated by the uninformed choices of the drivers around him.

Who We Are - Cope

Growing up in a Ford family, Cope recently traded his beloved (but beleaguered) Mustang for a Subaru BRZ, and has rediscovered the joy of driving sideways. Cope has spent time in both Boston and Los Angeles driving fast, following motorsports, and searching for empty stretches of pavement.