For most vehicles, eclipsing the 30,000-mile mark isn't much to celebrate. With modern vehicles fully capable of sailing right past the 250,000-mile line with just basic, regular maintenance, the wee 30k is as common as coffee.
Being in a car crash can be scary enough, but doing it in a convertible at 130 miles per hour is simply terrifying. That's what the owner of a Shelby Cobra replica went through, however, during a track day at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California. As he was ending the front straight of the 2.5-mile course, something suddenly broke in the front suspension or steering. The car skidded on track for approximately 60 feet, then flipped sideways multiple times, flying off the track for more t
Porsche recently commandeered California's Willow Springs raceway to hold a unique racing event that combined driving with cycling. Teaming up with Bike Magazine, Porsche created a duathlon that pitted a few top pedal-powered two wheelers against Flying Lizard wheelman Patrick Long.
Earlier in the week, we got word that Tom Cruise spent time chatting with David Coulthard and getting comfortable with a Red Bull F1 car. Now, Red Bull has release video of Mr. Cruise's somewhat less than impossible mission at California's Willow Springs raceway. We'd be lying if we said we weren't impressed with the actor's ability to push the car around the track, since we know Formula 1 cars aren't the easiest machines to pilot.
"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on television." If that line sounds familiar from old television commercials featuring soap opera stars in white coats, bear in mind that the theme extends far beyond the annals of fake medicine. People get mixed up between actors and the characters they play all the time.
The purveyors of camo'd cars over at KGP were smart enough to bring along a video camera when they got word that the new Evolution X was undergoing testing at "The Fastest Road in the West." The Streets of Willow Springs has served as the testing grounds for dozens of shoot outs in our favorite mags, along with providing a suitable playground to shoot Best Motoring's American Touge series. So when Mitsubishi's engineers wanted to test some of the new EVO's complex systems, they decided that "The
Oh my dear Lord. How could we have not discovered this AE86 sooner? It's a wonder, considering all the things that scream out for our attention. Those delectable Pans, the purposeful stance, oh, and that glitterified hood. How could we have overlooked such a wonderful beast for so long?
Spent a good part of the day at Willow Spring's Streets of Willow course on Friday. Had to get up at 4:30 to make the 2 hour trek north into the vast wasteland above L.A. but it was worth it. We got a chance to watch a professional racer run his new car ragged trying to get it dialed in for an upcoming road race... in New Zealand. It all started last Saturday at Crystal Cove. Steve Millen had a wild (a la fellow New Zealander Bruce McLaren) orange Ford GT there and we were curious. Follow the ju