World Land Speed Record Attempt

World Land Speed Record Attempt

Ever since I was a child watching my dad race around the local track in his stock car, power and speed has had a soft spot in my heart. Seeing cars go as fast as they can in a circle was exciting, but as I got older and dad didn’t race anymore, my attention focused on the drag strip. I still enjoyed going to the track and watch the cars go around in a...

King Cobra Prototype, 1970 Ford Torino

King Cobra Prototype, 1970 Ford Torino

I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and owned quite a few cars of that era as a young adult. Most of them being from late-1960s Mustangs to various makes and models from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. Although I owned a Torino once, I’ll have to say that I never saw a Ford Torino King Cobra, let alone heard of one, until today. During these years of growing up, I was heavily into...

History Was Made At Daytona In The Coke Zero 400

History Was Made At Daytona In The Coke Zero 400

To a true race fan, attending a NASCAR Sprint Cup event is quite a rush -- especially at one of the super speedways like Talladega or Daytona. The 43-car field race at speeds over 200 mph, bumper to bumper and door handle to door handle. Personally, I’ve been to Talladega and it is a rush. Every year, NASCAR heads to Daytona International Speedway on the July 4th weekend for a Saturday night shoot out. This...

Audi Dominates 24 Hours At Le Mans

Audi Dominates 24 Hours At Le Mans

In the world of racing, dominance and consistency are the key factors to winning races and championship,s as well as having a successful career. This holds true from the Saturday night events at the local track to the professional series of NASCAR, Indy, Grand Prix and Le Mans. Most of the time we hear of drivers like the King of NASCAR, Richard Petty, who had a stellar career winning 200 races and seven championships in...

Lap Time Record Broken At Isle Of Man TT Road Course

Lap Time Record Broken At Isle Of Man TT Road Course

When we think of record setting top speed, quickness and track lap times from vehicles, what comes to mind is Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and American muscle cars like Mustang, Camaro and Challenger. However, recently, a Subaru -- that’s right, a Subaru -- broke the lap time record at the Isle of Man TT road course on June 4, 2014. The driver of the car was British Rally champion Mark Higgins who not only broke his...

A World Record Attempt For The Fastest Blindfolded Driver

A World Record Attempt For The Fastest Blindfolded Driver

“Records are made to be broken” is a saying that lingers in everyone’s mind that attempts to break these astounding feats. However, some records that have been attained are on the verge of being insane, not to mention extremely dangerous. According to Top Speed, this July there is a challenge by Extreme Motorsports to find the “fastest blindfolded driver on Earth.” This involves finding someone to attempt to break the existing world record for a...

Silent But Violent

Silent But Violent

With the high cost of gasoline, more and more electric vehicles are being produced theses days. They are getting faster, quicker and have a longer travel range than when they first came on the scene. Almost every manufacturer is involved in producing an electric vehicle (EV). With that said, there are also many who are striving to set world records using electric powered vehicles. One name comes to mind in the drag racing world. “Big Daddy”...

NASCAR Legend In The Making

NASCAR Legend In The Making

For all of you hardcore NASCAR fans, you know what I am talking about. However, for the remaining bunch that occasionally watch a race or don’t watch any at all, there is an up and coming racing star. His name is Chase Elliott, son of the already legend, 16 time most popular driver and 1988 NASCAR champion, Bill Elliott. Bill also holds the record for the two fastest recorded qualifying speeds at any track. Set...

Top Speed Record Broken, But Not Allowed

Top Speed Record Broken, But Not Allowed

The current speed record for a production vehicle was set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport  back on June 26, 2010 at 267.857 mph. But not without controversy. It seems that the Veyron deactivated the rev limiter to achieve this speed. With the limiter active, the top speed is actually 258.81. Hennessey Performance made this claim in April 2013, and upon investigation Guinness World Records stripped the Veyron of its title. They wrote, “It has come...

Tony Stewart Ready To Race

Tony Stewart Ready To Race

Tony Stewart, who is one of NASCAR’s premier drivers, missed almost half of the season’s races due to a severe leg injury in August. However, he is now 20 pounds lighter, has a titanium rod implanted in his leg and is ready to race. Usually Tony arrives at his car late, but he was 20 minutes early for his practice session. He buckled in, put on his helmet and sat for ten minutes in his...