Tag Archives: Motorsports

Ken Block might be filming Gymkhana 10 in Detroit

Ken Block and his Hoonigan crew broke away from the Gymkhana series with the recent "Climbkhana" production at Pikes Peak. However, Gymkhana 10 could be on the horizon, and Detroit, Michigan, might play host. YouTuber Revin captured footage of Block and his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR racing and drifting through metro Detroit streets, which leads many...

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VW to return to Pikes Peak with radical electric racecar

It appears Volkswagen's motorsport division has been busy since ending its dominant run in the World Rally Championship at the close of the 2016 season. The German automaker has confirmed it will be returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018. Along with the confirmation, the automaker dropped a series of teaser shots of its new...

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Le Mans-winner Brendon Hartley to make Formula 1 debut

Brendon Hartley is only 27 but he's already a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and World Endurance Championship title holder. Now the New Zealander is about to get his first taste at Formula 1. Toro Rosso has confirmed that Hartley will replace Pierre Gasly at this weekend's United States Grand Prix, which takes place at the Circuit of the Americas in...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives fitting NASCAR retirement present

The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final season after he announced his retirement earlier this year. Through Earnhardt Jr.'s 18 seasons and more than 600 races, the star racer clinched two Daytona 500 wins in his career. So, what's a proper retirement gift for someone of Earnhardt Jr.'s stature? How about his father's old race car? At...

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Nissan tipped to replace Renault in Formula E

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, currently the world's biggest automaker by volume, plans to launch 12 electric cars between now and 2022. Most of these will come from Nissan which is being positioned as the alliance's core brand for electric cars. However, it is Renault that is currently represented in—and dominating—the...

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Go behind the scenes of Ken Block’s "Climbkhana" video

Ken Block's "Gymkhana" videos are always a spectacle of insane driving maneuvers, stunts, and loads of horsepower. Capturing that footage is no easy task. Now, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making "Climbkhana," Block's recent stunt-laden video. The production work included multiple camera crews to capture all of Block's hoonage and...

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Ken Block’s latest ride is a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car

Ken Block will likely have some downtime ahead as Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford lay their World Rallycross Championship days to rest. However, in the meantime, Block has a new toy, and he brought it by Hoonigan headquarters for the team to get a closer look. It's none other than a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car, a vintage rally-racing...

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Hamilton takes win in Japan as Vettel retires with car troubles

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton now looks certain to win the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after another impressive performance on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix delivered the 3-time champion his 61st career win. It was by no means a walk in the park, however, as Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen put in a good fight, ending up just 1.211...

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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

There are now only five rounds left in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, and the next one is this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix which once again is being held at the legendary Suzuka Circuit. Traditionally held towards the end of the season, the Japanese race is often considered a title decider. That could have been the case this year, though a...

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A DTM race car is the best way to leave your wedding

Marco Engel is living his best life. The 32-year-old German gent has been racing under the Mercedes-AMG colors for some time now. Over the course of his career, Engel has competed in karting, GT racing, V8 Supercars, the various major endurance races, Formula E, and DTM. That last one is important because it's where Engel met his now-wife Steffi. It's also...

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