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Ride on the Fender of This 700HP Subaru Hillclimb Racer

If you’ve spent time around stage rally in the last two decades, you’ve likely heard a lot of that signature Subaru flat-four rumble-and-turbo ripping through the forests. It’s a sound that is impossible to mistake for any other kind of car, and has left an indelible mark on my automotive sense memory. This Legacy…

How One of the Oldest Forms of Racing Is Being Brought Back By Electric Cars How One of the Oldest Forms of Racing Is Being Brought Back By Electric Cars

How do you prove your car is good? Drive it up a hill, obviously. It was the toughest proof for a car in the early days of the automobile, but now in the 21st century, the hillclimb is making a comeback in the face of new technology.

The Absurd Things People Do to Just Get One Shot to Race Up Pikes Peak The Absurd Things People Do to Just Get One Shot to Race Up Pikes Peak

Volkswagen’s big-budget, record-breaking I.D. R may have dominated the headlines from Pikes Peak this year, but it was far from the most interesting story at the mountain. Every year, there are dozens of smaller teams whose road to Pikes Peak includes everything from last-minute thrash-wrenching to driving the car…

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Is The No-Nonsense Racing We Deserve The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Is The No-Nonsense Racing We Deserve

A good fictional character once said, “I just wanna go fast.” That’s a noble pursuit, yet when you delve into the world of racing, you come up against so many rules and regulations in most series prohibiting you from so much that you just want to tear your hair out. Not so much at Pikes Peak.

Watch This 11,000 RPM Toyota Starlet Nearly Get Bucked Off Mount Washington Watch This 11,000 RPM Toyota Starlet Nearly Get Bucked Off Mount Washington

One of the drivers’ favorite cars up the Mt. Washington Hill Climb this year was Mikko Kataja’s 4AGE Toyota Starlet shipped over from Finland wailing up the hill at 11,000 RPM. We had no idea how the narrow, frost-heaved road didn’t buck him straight off the mountain. Watching the onboard now, you can see it nearly…

I Crashed Off Of A Mountain In A Race Car And Didn't Die

I’ll be honest, I was genuinely scared to be the navigator for Bill Petrow’s Broken Motorsports Nissan 240SX, racing in the Mount Washington Hill Climb. And then my worst fear was realized. Well, not my worst fear. Nobody died. But we did do a 360 spin off of the mountain.

This Incredibly Fast LS-Swapped Datsun 240Z On Mt. Washington Will Break Your Brain

I watch a lot of onboard videos, but every once in a while, I just kind of stare at one in awe. The way this Datsun 240Z eats up mileage at this year’s Mt. Washington Hillclimb just completely broke my brain.

Travis Pastrana Broke The Mount Washington Hillclimb Record And The Run Looks Absolutely Mental

This might be the gnarliest thing that Travis Pastrana has ever done. The Mount Washington Hillclimb runs up one of the steepest, narrowest, bumpiest roads in the country, next to thousand foot drops. Pastrana broke his own record with a 5:44 run, half off the mountain itself.

The 2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed Master Gallery: In Motion The 2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed Master Gallery: In Motion

Besides just sitting and looking pretty, here’s a practical reason for legendary race cars and sports cars alike to show up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: there are a number of events and attractions to participate in. For anyone who is critical of the cars being locked away—un-driven, in a museum—this is the…

Listen To The Wild Turbo Chirp On This Audi S4 GTO

Race cars exist for two reasons: to go fast and to make exciting noises for us all to enjoy. Please take in the wonderful turbo chirp on this classic five-cylinder Audi S4 GTO from 1992.

Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Racecar Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Racecar Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

I have spent most of my career helping to develop racecars. I have helped develop racecars for several manufacturers and top race teams. This, by far, has been the hardest, most stressful project I have ever done. The first challenge is the insanely short timeline to complete the build before the race. The second is…

Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Race Car Is A Pain In The Ass Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A Race Car Is A Pain In The Ass

My plan for this series was to break down the build of a Pikes Peak race car and make it nice and orderly. It’d start with buying a salvage donor car, designing a roll cage, then go through making carbon fiber parts and finish up with engine and performance upgrades before the race. Well, any plans of nice and orderly…

This Is The Good Stuff

There’s a lot of car stuff out there on the Internet today. Turn your attention here, though, to this MkII Ford Escort RS2000, with a uncorked Pinto engine screaming up a hillclimb. Let me tell you, this is the good stuff.

How I’m Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A (Hopefully) Death-Proof Race Car How I’m Turning A Salvage Corvette Z06 Into A (Hopefully) Death-Proof Race Car

Last time you saw me, I had just picked up a brand new, salvage-titled Corvette Z06 and had less than three months to turn it into a Pikes Peak Hill Climb contender. I know you are all chomping at the bit to hear about all kinds of engine mods that will make 80 gazillion horsepower, but I have something more crushing…

I Bought A Salvage Corvette Z06 And Now I’m Going To Race It Up Pikes Peak I Bought A Salvage Corvette Z06 And Now I’m Going To Race It Up Pikes Peak

If you’re a petrolhead like me, then at some point in life you’ve driven past some clapped-out heap at the side of the road and dreamed of turning it into the most badass car on the planet. I’ve been there. Now that dream is real.

Electric Car Company (?) Faraday Future Will Race Pikes Peak This Year Electric Car Company (?) Faraday Future Will Race Pikes Peak This Year

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the most prestigious mountain race in the world. Faraday Future is a car company(?), or at least a company that aims to make cars. Now the two will (?) meet this year in competition.

This Insane Hillclimb Is Full Of More Utterly Unbelievably Cool Vehicles Than You Can Imagine

Certainly, I can imagine a lot, but when you have Formula cars, drift cars, and home-built race tractors, you’ve really stretched the bounds of my brain.

This Race Has The Most Insane Mix Of Cars You've Ever Seen This Race Has The Most Insane Mix Of Cars You've Ever Seen

I’m not that familiar with this particular race – a hillclimb event known as the Course de Côte Turkheim - 3 Epis – but I’m pretty sure I want to buy it expensive lotions and stalk it like a creepy ex. Mostly because of the incredible variety of cars this race has. Here, watch:

This Wing Has An Alfa Romeo 4C Attached To It

What’s a better go-faster accessory for a big, stinkin’ wing than an Alfa Romeo 4C? Nothing, that’s what.

This Year's Fastest Run Up Pikes Peak Will Rattle You To Your Very Core

What’s the best way to follow up winning the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans? Winning the 100th anniversary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is pretty far up the list. That’s what Porsche 919 driver Romain Dumas did a week after Le Mans, and his bone-shakingly rough PPIHC onboard video is simply unreal.

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