The BRZ/FRS is a fun little car but let’s face the facts, it’s slow. Subaru should have made a turbo version but they didn’t. Instead, Crawford Performance developed a ridiculously fast kit called the “Plus 300” which makes 500hp/550tq on E85 (Slightly less on pump gas). But it’s bit pricey at $7,995 plus options… »
There was a lot going on in Monterey this past weekend with Pebble beach and the Quail and all the other fancy car shows, but the real highlight was the Rolex Monterey Reunion at Laguna Seca. It’s easily the best collection of vintage racecars in the US. When was the last time you saw a Gullwing with a roll cage? »
Indiana Rallycross(IRC) kicked off their 2015 season last Saturday with a great event. The weather was a perfect 60 degrees and sunny, the course was fast and flowing 1.3 miles of soft dirt, and 27 competitors showed up in all sorts of cars from Open Light class stage rally cars to daily drivers. »
I have wanted to rally for a very long time. When I was younger, I used to watch the WRC coverage on TV every chance I could. I even went so far as considering building a car in 2004 When I knew crap about cars. Instead I slowly rose to the occasion. It took a friend, Pete, to catalyze my rally life by bringing me… »
Farewell to the VW Eos, An Unrivaled Boulevardier The Volkswagen Eos is the best, four-seater cabriolet for people who want a convertible but not a sports car, and it is being discontinued with no replacement. This statement requires some explaining for several reasons, the first being, that if you read this site,… »
My name is Dan. I race a 1987 BMW 325is in rallyx, hillclimbs, and other random events. But hopefully stage rally in the near future. The past few events I had some people telling me that one of my drive wheels was doing nothing while I was trying to keep moving in serious mud and ice surfaces at the rallyx'es. So now… »
We love cars. It's why we read Jalopnik. We are car people. But how many cars is too many? Most of us have owned less than 10 cars in our life. Others seem to swap thru cars like random movies on Netflix - Doug DeMuro, we are looking at you man! Generally speaking, the more cars you have owned, the more you learn… »
Red Bull Frozen Rush is an event unlike any other. 900 horsepower Pro 4 trucks are no stranger to short-course racing throughout the Midwest and southwestern regions of America, but they're not especially prominent in places like New England—nor had they ever run on snow until two years ago, when Red Bull's Pete… »
60 rally teams showed up to contest the National and Regional classes at the 100 Acre Woods Rally in central Missouri last weekend. Because it's late February, the weather was mess. Six inches of snow showed up out of nowhere and it got so ridiculous that some of the final stages were canceled.
Obviously David Higgins… »
Something had to be wrong with David Higgins Open Class Subaru because his time on Stage 12 at the 100 Acre Woods Rally last weekend was 4th overall. The roads were incredibly icy so maybe he was taking it easy to preserve his lead.
But even more unusual than seeing Higgins in 4th is that an Open Light classed car… »
With less than one week until Round 2 of the 2015 Rally America National Championship, Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, we look at the entry list and notice quite a few well known names in the sport are missing. Names such as Chris Duplessis, William Bacon, Travis Hansen, Evan Cline, Dillon VanWay, Matthew Johnson and… »
The 100 Acre Woods Rally takes place next weekend(Feb 27-28) in Salem, Missouri and 64 teams have signed up for the race. David Higgins and the Subaru team will likely win – now that Ken Block can no longer make the event. But there will be some amazing battles throughout the rest of the field and rally becomes so… »
If you dont know what SEMA is try this link. This article is not really about that. Nor is about the Red Bull Global Rallycross. Its about a bunch of friends having a good time with cars. Bill Caswell, Josh Tons, Kyle Laub and William Petrow invaded the city that never sleeps. The good news is that we were there with… »
North America is finally going to have a international-style rally raid! It's called the Cortez Challenge and will run for 7 days from April 22-29 in the Baja Peninsula. The rally raid is a combination of two races: the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 and a newly announced three day "Cortez… »
Laguna Seca is amazing racetrack in a car. But dropping through the corkscrew in a shifter kart is ridiculous fun. The following is from Michael Korody who recently started last and battled his way up to a podium finish in his recent race. »
What is the future of Rally in the United States? Does anyone outside of the community care? With only 36 entries, the 2015 Rally America National Championship kicked off with the Sno*Drift Rally this past weekend in Atlanta, MI. Down from nearly 50 competitors the past few years, the event seemed to have come and go… »
The British Touring Car Championship is going to be on Tv in the United States! That means we can watch the first American to contest a full season of BTCC, Robb Holland, on TV at home! Keep an eye out for Rob Austin as well. Super cool guy that I(note: Bill Caswell) raced with at the Nurburgring earlier this year.… »
Unless you spent the last year trapped in a cave by the polar vortex you've undoubtedly heard about Red Bull Frozen Rush and the North American International Auto Show. These two staples of the North American winter months are fairly different events, one involves Pro 4 trucks racing through the snow and the other is… »
Ever wanted to ride in a rally car? This Saturday is your chance if you're within driving distance of the Team Oneil Rally School in Dalton, New Hampshire. They are hosting an open house complete with rides by the instructors in the school cars.
Also free manual transmission lessons for beginners (in their cars of… »
This is Robb Holland attacking Knockhill circuit during BTCC practice this weekend. Robb is the first American in decades to compete in the British Touring Car Championship and I think is the first American to ever run the full the season. He's definitely the first American to score points in the BTCC since the great… »