Hispano-Suiza

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With the Pacific for a backdrop, this grand classic Hispano-Suiza captures the early morning mood on the lawn of the Lodge at Pebble Beach, the traditional setting of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year marked the 55th renewal of this mos

John Force defeats daughter to win 16th NHRA championship [w/video]

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Damon Lowney John Force won the NHRA Funny Car Championship on Sunday, his 16th championship win since his first in 1990, racing against his 25-year-old daughter Courtney in the final round at The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway. The 310+miles-per-hour d

Ford pulls official support from top-level NHRA teams

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Jeffrey N. Ross As the smallest team in the sport, it wasn't really a surprise when Dodge decided to pull out of NASCAR, but Autoweek is reporting that Ford is looking to pull the plug on its professional-level NHRA sponsorships following the 2014 se

Watch these videos of an NHRA racer's bodywork blowing off into a crowd

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Jeffrey N. Ross Just a few months ago, fan safety at racetracks was a hot topic following the last-lap NASCAR Nationwide Series crash at Daytona that sent large pieces of racecars into the grandstands injuring 33 fans. Now, a freak incident at a Nati

Drag Racing Car Flies Into Stands, Injures Two Fans

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AOL Autos Staff Two people were briefly hospitalized after the body blew off a car at a NHRA race, landing in a spectator area in front of the grandstands. Robert Hight's funny car exploded early in the final qualifying session of the Four Way Nation

Chevy offering Camaro rolling chassis for drag racers

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Jeffrey N. Ross There sure has been plenty of drag racing machinery to report about lately from the Chevrolet COPO Camaro to the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, but General Motors has another quarter-mile racer up its sleeve with a new rolling chassis versio

2013 Chevy COPO Camaro announced with two new engines and manual option

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Jeffrey N. Ross Chevrolet is following up the 2012 COPO Camaro with another limited run of the drag-strip-ready production car for 2013. Ditching the superchargers, the 2013 COPO Camaro can only be equipped with one of three naturally aspirated V8 en

Antron Brown becomes first African American to win major US auto racing series [w/video]

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Jeffrey N. Ross Antron Brown wasn't even on the track during the final run of the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel season, but, not only did he go into the record books as this year's champion, he will also be remembered in the history of motorsports for an entire

Watch Jack Beckman's NHRA funny car explode, still win race

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Jeffrey N. Ross Jack Beckman is looking to wrap up his first-ever NHRA Funny Car title, and it appears an exploding car is not going to slow him down. Half-way through this qualifying run on Thursday, a spectacular explosion destroyed his car's Dodge

Watch this trailer for Snake & Mongoose

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Zach Bowman If you think drag racing is boring, we encourage you to take a closer look at the sport's early days. When Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen were first lining up to shoot down the quarter mile against

Ford picks black and blue stripes as official racing colors

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Zach Bowman Ford has a new livery for its racing efforts. The automaker has officially chosen an offset black and blue stripe as its family colors. The paint scheme officially debuted on the new 2013 Ford Fusion headed to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Toyota readies "DragQuoia" Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA

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Zach Bowman Oh, SEMA. There's no other show on the face of the planet that would be so bold as to serve up a creation like the one seen above. This is the questionably named DragQuoia, and it's a slammed Toyota Sequoia with a 650-horsepower TRD super

Feds vote to continue military advertising in NASCAR

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Jeremy Korzeniewski Shortly after the Army National Guard halted sponsorship of Stewart-Haas Racing, which fields teams for Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to allow the military to continue using funds to adverti

Has the Harlequin Golf returned?

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John Neff In 1996 Volkswagen took four Harlequin Golf models on the auto show circuit. A similar sold in Europe inspired these cars that feature body panels painted in Pistachio Green, Ginster Yellow, Tornado Red, and Chagall Blue. Building four sing

Mazda debuts new-gen Rotary in Taiki show car

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Dan Roth Say what you will about the styling of the Mazda Taiki concept that's currently on display in Tokyo. It's quite possible that what's underneath is more interesting, anyway. Under the hood of the Taiki is a new gen rotary engine from Mazda ca

Mazda builds final rotary engine

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Jeremy Korzeniewski Mark it down, auto enthusiasts. Mazda built its last rotary engine on Friday, June 22. By final, we mean the line that assembled Renesis engines for Mazda's RX-8 sports car was idled, and there are currently no plans to restart it

Man arrested for charging iPhone on London train

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Chris Bruce Everyone knows that electricity isn't free, but in the modern world of rechargeable gadgets, there's an understanding that plugging your mobile device into an outlet for a few minutes isn't a big deal. The last punishment you probably exp

2015 Race of Champions headed to London's Olympic park

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Noah Joseph The year-end Race of Champions doesn't change venues every year, but it changes venues often. And this year, it will be held in London. The event organizers have announced that this year's event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olym

2014 Holman & Moody 50th Anniversary TdF Ford Mustang

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Seyth Miersma If you're a fan of Ford racing history, a Mustang worshiper or even just an avid follower of our yearly SEMA coverage, you may have heard the back story on the Race Red Mustang you see above. Back in 1964, Holman & Moody was tapped by t

2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe First Drive

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Michael Harley Enthusiasts, BMW has your car. After painfully watching for years as the automaker's beloved M lineup ballooned in both size and weight – even adding sport utility vehicles – the German's have delivered us a new little jewel. It's not