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The First NHRA Pro Stock Race

"It will probably create more excitement and hard racing than we've seen in years; it's one of NHRA's better ideas." That's how Associate Editor John Dianna described Pro Stock, the new NHRA eliminator introduced for the 1970 season, when he wrote about the year's new drag racing rules in the March 1970 issue of HOT ROD. Since news broke about the new class, "there have been more racers switching and building new Pro Stockers than any other single class that we know of. "
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Bremont and Jaguar’s Newest Watch Collab Pays Homage to the Legendary C-Type Race Car

Click here to read the full article. The Bremont and Jaguar partnership just got a little more timely—literally. The two British luxury brands have just unveiled their latest collaboration—the C-Type watch. Inspired by the legendary race car of the same name, the sporty timepiece is exactly the kind of item you’ll want to pair with driving gloves next time you’re behind the wheel of a classic Jag. Jaguar introduced its first postwar sports car, the XK120, at the London Motor Show in 1948. Three years later a racing-focused version of called the XK120-C (the C stood for competition) was introduced. That vehicle...
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The Coolest Nürburgring Race Car Burned Down After Its Battery Caught Fire

Watch the Nürburgring 24 Hours and you'll always spot one car mixed in with the large field of GT3, GT4 and other late-model race cars. It's an Opel Manta campaigned by owner Olaf Beckmann, and it's what makes this race special. Only at the N24 does an old-school Eighties coupe share a track with the fastest GT cars in the world. Sadly, you won't see the Manta at next weekend's race, as the car burned down, reportedly after its lithium-ion battery caught fire.
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How About A Junkyard Rally Race In A Cornfield?

A crazy group of car enthusiasts have a bone to pick with the Pontiac Grand Prix. If there are two things you need to know about southern car people, it's that we love cars and the outdoors. You see so many Georgia car enthusiasts with a lifted truck or rock crawling jeep. It may seem like an obvious choice for anyone with a passion for off-roading, but there is a different sort of racing that utilizes slippery mud and tight corners to make an unpredictably fun time. That genre is called rally racing, and unlike other motorsports, it can be done for pretty cheap by anyone with a beater car and some spare land. This has inspired many to build their own racing track in their backyard, but none have been as great as this one. Named after the cars driving it, this race has been deemed the Grand Prix Grand Prix, which is spectacular.
The Ringer

Where Does Pierre Gasly Go From Here?

For the last hour of the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton, the greatest F1 driver of all time, was stuck behind Pierre Gasly. Hamilton poked and prodded and nudged the air between his Mercedes and the AlphaTauri, but at Imola, the famously unforgiving Italian circuit with treacherous grass runoff areas and concrete walls, overtaking is tricky at the best of times. In the damp, gloomy conditions this year, there was no room for error.

Halfway there and anyone can still win IMSA DPi crown

At the halfway point of the final Daytona Prototype international (DPi) season, Acura has begun to flex some muscle with back-to-back 1-2 finishes. Don’t let that fool you. Recent history and drivers involved remind us there’s a long way to go. The Acura ARX-05 DPis fielded by Wayne...
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Triple Threat Honda Civic Hatch Shows True Power of Darkside

Take a platform as popular to modify as the fifth-generation Honda Civic hatchback, fit it with the most widely used engine swap in the Honda world, and drape it in black, and you'd think it would be hard to stand out from the masses. A well-known formula applied to a common chassis can sometimes fall by the wayside, but guys like Chris Dumlao and his fellow Darkside Racing members have a knack for standing out in a crowd.

Lamborghini teases LMDh race car, headed to 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024

Lamborghini on Tuesday released a teaser of its new race car for the upcoming LMDh (Le Mans Daytona hybrid) class. While the first LMDh cars are scheduled to enter competition in 2023, Lamborghini doesn't plan to hit the track until 2024. LMDh and its companion LMH class were created to...

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 Clubsport Tribute Is Made With Passion

Speed is the car’s middle name and would be the perfect car to start racing. Porsche has been known across the globe for its endeavors in the world of small sports cars since the 1960s with the creation of the 911. After decades of putting out reliable power, tight handling, and a rear-engine design which cannot be beaten, this vehicle and its creator are immensely famous. The '90s were a perfect time for the tiny sports car as this was when modifying the exterior and performance capabilities of exotic cars was becoming popular. Everything from large wings to wide fender flares could be found in these great cars. Nowadays, these vehicles are pretty hard to come by but can be made into a wicked race car, show vehicle, or daily driver if found in proper working order. This car exemplifies that perfectly.