11 09, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Sept. 11th

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The Jaguar D-Type is arguably one of the most beautiful, and certainly one of the most valuable, cars that Great Britain has ever produced. That’s why it was such a treat to see so many of them racing at the Goodwood Revival this past weekend. As a photographer, I’m sure it would be a treat to shoot one of these amazing cars sitting in the paddock but could you imagine how cool and exciting it would be to actually ride along in one around the track, hanging out the side over that glorious side-exit exhaust and snap rolling photos of multiple other D-Types as they follow you around the track?! That’s some serious bucket list level stuff right there, and luckily, someone from Classic Driver had the opportunity to make my dream become their reality this past weekend at the Goodwood Revival. And if for some reason Jaguar D-Types don’t get your heart racing, they’ve got plenty of other coverage from the event here, here, and here. […]

21 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 21st

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This past week and weekend, my social media feeds were completely flooded with posts about Monterey Car Week. With literally all of the world’s fastest, most beautiful, and more exotic cars all descending upon the Monterey peninsula in California for a long weekend of incredible car shows, picturesque cruises, and vintage racing, I got to spend my weekend crying in my garage full of projects while all of my friends were living it up. If you found yourself unable to make it to Car Week as well, then I guess we’ll just have to relive the weekend vicariously through various image galleries together. Luckily, Jalopnik has one of the first big galleries I’ve seen from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the surrounding parking lots. Classic Driver also has some solid coverage from The Quail Lodge event as well. And don’t forget to check out Petrolicious’ awesome coverage from the Monterey Historic races at Laguna Seca while you’re at it. […]

24 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 24th

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was just over a month ago, but I’ve been waiting patiently for this particular set of photos from photographer Larry Chen. Not only is he one of the best action and motorsports photographers out there right now, but he’s also the official photographer of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is one of those events that has been on my bucket list to shoot or spectate for a long time and seeing Larry’s photos just cements that desire in my mind even further. Since the majority of the event is run outside of normal park hours to allow tourists to access the mountain during the day, this is one of the more grueling events to participate in or spectate, but the sacrifice of getting up at 3:00 am every morning and freezing your butt off does come with some rewards, like watching the sun rise over the clouds from the top of a mountain while purpose-built race cars fly by. Yup, I’m sold. […]

10 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 10th

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Since the weather is getting nicer and the fun cars are starting to come out of hibernation, I’m going to focus this week’s Lap Around The Web on the joy of driving. First up, Henry Catchpool, from Drive Tribe, had the once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a rare, vintage Ferrari. Not just any rare, vintage Ferrari, but a 250 Testa Rossa. And not just any 250 Testa Rossa, but the 250 Testa Rossa that won Le Mans in 1958, making it arguably one of, if not the, most valuable cars in the world. Woah. It doesn’t get much better than that. Click this link to read what it was like, and this link for a short video from behind the wheel. […]

30 01, 2017

Lap Around The Web – Jan. 30th

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In the 1960’s and early 1970s, nobody was testing the limits of what could be done with a race car quite like Jim Hall. Many of the technologies pioneered by Hall and his company, Chaparral, were so controversial, so ahead of the curve, that they were outright banned in Can-Am at the time, and outside of F1, most of these feats of engineering and rule-bending are still outlawed today. For instance, the famous Chaparral 2E shocked the racing world in 1966 with its automatic transmission that allowed the driver to use their left foot to instead control the angle of the massive adjustable rear wing mounted high above the driver’s head. Perhaps most iconic of all, the 1970 Chaparral 2J first appeared at Watkins Glen without any of the usual velocity stacks, wings, scoops, or other stand racecar features. Instead, the slab-sided car had two big jet engine-like fans protruding from the rear, capable of sucking the car to the ground to provide downforce without the drag of traditional wings. Unfortunately, it proved to be as unreliable as it was revolutionary and after failing to podium in any of the few races they entered during the 1970 season, the “fan car” was promptly banned as well. Road & Track recently wrote an incredible and insightful story on the Chaparral 2J and its creator, Jim Hall. We highly suggest you give it a read. […]

9 08, 2016

We Pick The Coolest Cars Going to Auction in Monterey Next Weekend

By | 2016-08-10T12:27:08+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Cars We'd Like to Own, Events|0 Comments

We’re always enamored by all the rare, weird, and expensive cars that seem to pop up for sale at all of the big auctions around the country, and there are none bigger or more hyped than the auctions during Monterey Speed Week. RM Sotheby’s, Mecum, Russo and Steele, Gooding & Co, and others pop up throughout the long weekend in Monterey and Carmel, California fueled by the egos and checkbooks of some of the richest car collectors in the world. Since none of us have any skin in the game, each of us picked a couple of our favorite cars from each of the big auctions going down next weekend. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments! Lauren Bisimoto-tuned 2014 Honda Odyssey As a car person, I hate minivans. But throw over 1,000HP into one and I suddenly become extremely obsessed with it. Plus, just think of how many car parts you could fit in the back! […]

12 01, 2016

Lap Around the Web – Week of 1/11/16

By | 2016-01-12T11:04:18+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

We think Airstream campers are pretty cool. It might be because old Uncle Bob has seven of them sitting in his driveway. Or maybe it’s the super shiny aluminum skins. You know we love shiny objects. Regardless, fellow heritage brand Pendleton has paired up with Airstream to create a limited edition National Park Travel Trailer. Naturally it includes roomy living spaces with lodge-like aesthetics, park-inspired Pendleton decor and accessories. We know it would look good hitched up to our OJ Bronco. Ice racers compete in the first race of the day on Garfield Lake in Northern Minnesota, on Feb. 8, 2015. Every holiday season that darn “Baby it’s cold outside” song gets stuck in our heads. After reading Wired’s look inside the wild raging world of ice racing in Minnesota “cold outside” has a whole new meaning.   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40 sweeping the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s a remarkable story and if you’ve got some time on your hands it’s well catching up on the story leading up to and after the victory. In fact there are a number of great books that we’d be glad to recommend. If you’re looking for the more of a cliff notes type nothing beats the story of the Ford GT40 told by 25 rare photos of Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona. There are some cars that are designed, built and executed so well that they simply don’t require a [...]