Heading into our home search, my fiancé Brian and I had a lot of goals: a fixer-upper with high ceilings, a good price, a small yard, and, most importantly, a three-car garage or a place in the back for a workspace. But at the end of the search, we got a grand total of two of those things. And one was not the garage…
With a several late-race passes over leader Max Chilton and a fierce battle for the win with Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato won the 2017 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His car was the Andretti Honda engine that could... actually survive the race.
Just moments after Fernando Alonso’s engine blew to bring out the yellow flag at the Indianapolis 500, five cars wound up in a massive crash with less than 20 laps to go in the race. Between engines blowing and cars crashing, it doesn’t seem like we’ll have much of a field left by the end of this thing.
Fernando Alonso, painstakingly subject to his McLaren-Honda team’s awful car every week, can’t escape the back of the Formula One field. But by hopping into a car he’s never raced before for the Indianapolis 500 and running at the top of the field, Alonso’s reminding us just how amazing of a driver he is.
Though he sat on pole position for the first time in nine years at the Monaco Grand Prix and looked about as thrilled as Kimi Raikkonen can, it was his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel who got the big win Sunday. A less dominant force than usual, Lewis Hamilton finished seventh after a disastrous qualifying run.
There are plenty of people who still reminisce about the days before airport security checkpoints were a thing, when they could kiss loved ones at the gates and all of that junk. But soon, we’re going to long for the days of more privacy: The TSA will soon make travelers tear apart carry-on bags at security.
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a one-off coupe designed for a specific customer who likely has unfathomable amounts of cash, could be the most expensive new car ever sold at a reported $12.8 million. The car has been in the works since 2013, and, in all of its wildly expensive glory, is kind of strange looking.
For the first time since the Great Recession, Ferrari driver and everyone’s favorite mumbler, Kimi Raikkonen, will be on pole position for a Formula One race. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start 14th after a disastrous—well, by his standards—qualifying session in which he didn’t make it to the final round.
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Colorado newspaper the Steamboat Today reports that local business owners Todd and Kim Robertson woke up on Monday morning to see the back bumper ripped off of their Ford Focus, complete with bear prints on the paint. They never saw the bear in the act.
From what we’ve seen in trailers, Cars 3 is all about the future of racing. The new kids are fast, Lightning McQueen doesn’t understand their “digital racing simulations,” and he’s got a big wreck to recover from. But the movie will also have a token to the past, with Lightning visiting an abandoned ghost track.
In an investigation into potentially fraudulent emissions data, the BBC reports that more than 250 members of German law enforcement searched 11 Daimler offices. If authorities find evidence, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will be the latest to join Volkswagen in carrying out emissions scandals.
In a sport known for cars that top out over 230 mph, it’s hard to catch one on a modern smartphone camera without it being a blur. But one photographer lugs a seven-pound camera that’s over 100 years old around Formula One circuits, all to shoot with its two “‘slow’ and ‘kind of slow’ shutter speeds.”
There’s a difference between needing transportation to function in daily life and wanting a dream car. When it comes to the latter, whether a $6,500 Craigslist deal or an $85,000 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, here’s a tip you don’t need to pay any crowdfunded cash for: people don’t want to help you buy it. Stop doing…
For those not in the market for spectrally named vehicles with starting prices at over $300,000, the concept of a Rolls-Royce umbrella may be foreign. But the company has great pride in the rain shields it hides in its cars. They’re treated more like royalty than you or I will ever be.
Scott Dixon will start on pole for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, ahead of Ed Carpenter and 2016 race winner Alexander Rossi. Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso, who will skip the F1 Monaco Grand Prix to run the Verizon IndyCar Series’ biggest race, will start fifth in his rookie outing.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $20,000 to blow on a nine-day luxury rally in my nonexistent supercar. If I did, maybe I’d understand this better: Washington State Patrol stopped more than 10 cars at the Gold Rush Rally in just two counties for going at or around 100 mph on public roads.