Dai gives us a walk around of his 2016 Turn 14 Falken Tire Subaru BRZ drift car. We also caught up with him after his 2nd place podium finish at Formula D Rd.2 Atlanta. It was his first podium in 3 years so you can see how happy he is with the results!
In case you missed it, the Indianapolis 500 celebrates a milestone this year. While the 100th anniversary of the great race occurred in 2011, the 100th running of the race is happening in 2016. The Indy 500 has been a racing institution for over a century and 2016 is arguably one of its biggest and most important years. With the largest paying crowd since The Split two decades ago, can the Indy 500 reclaim its place as the biggest race in the world? It all starts with qualifying and you can read about it here.
Nestled up right against the base of Mount Haruna is a little town called Ikaho which is known for its naturally high iron content hot springs and spectacular views over Gunma. In true crazy Japan fashion, this is also the location of one of my personal favorite museums: The Toy & Doll Teddybear Confectionery & Chocolate Automobile Museum. Yes, that is the complete name of the museum listed on the sign outside of the building. It is also the current home of the Yokota car collection as well as heaps of other car related memorabilia you never knew you needed to know about until you saw it!
We first took a look at the famous and controversial Elan Delta Wing a couple of years ago. At the time the car was a super radical departure from the norm that made headlines all around the world. If you have been living under a rock for the past few years, the DeltaWing is the brainchild of Ben Bowlby whose design concept is that less is more.
NASA’s American Iron series is the modern equivalent of the Trans Am Series of the 60's and 70's; where Ford, GM, and Mopar cars slug it out in American Iron (AI) and the cars follow a weight to power ratio much like our own MPTCC series. In addition to AI, NASA also has classes for American Iron Extreme (AIX), where rules are more lax and horsepower gets insane; and Spec Iron (SI), where cars are built to one specification with the 05-10 Ford Mustang being the only chassis allowed. Dave Martis competes in the AI class with his K&N Engineering Ford Mustang RTR and has allowed us to show you the details of his amazing ride!
The month of May means many things to many people. To some, it means breaking out the swimsuit and enjoying the sun for the first time in months. For others, it’s a reason to celebrate a popular science fiction series. And for plumbers it mean replacing toilets after they’ve been destroyed by a night of Corona and tacos. But for racing fans, all eyes turn to Indianapolis as the Verizon IndyCar Series visits one of the most famous racing venues in the world: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These days IMS hosts not one, but two races for IndyCar: the world famous Indy 500, and the growing Grand Prix of Indianapolis held on the infield road course. To kick off the month of May, we’re turning both left AND right.
We have been watching Matt Field for the last few years. Matt originally was a hero of the "keeping it real" stretched tire scene but has evolved from the time we first noticed him in 2010 to become a fierce competitor whose time has come. Matt has always fielded (bad pun) really nice looking cars and his latest ride not only looks damn good but is packed with some of the latest state of the art drift technology.
@gtchannel and @japanmotorhead traveled to Texas to check out the 2000+HP Nissan R35 GT-R built by T1 Race Development.
Every year since 1978, Road Atlanta has been host to what has come to be known as the Classic Motorsports Mitty, a 3-day event that promises to “resurrect the past glories of sports car racing for a modern audience”.
In Part 3, we finally get this sucker running! So far in our SAE saga, we've showed you the design process that went into this car, as well as the work that it took to turn a pile of tubes into a rolling chassis. Today, we go from a rolling chassis to a running and driving racecar.