27 11, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Nov. 27th “The Leftovers Edition”

By | 2017-11-27T10:54:40+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Hopefully, you’ve woken up from your Thanksgiving turkey-induced coma, wiped the leftover gravy or cranberry sauce from the corner of your mouth, and it back to work today. To make that post-holiday Monday a little better, I’m going to start by bringing you some Grade-A vintage racing from the historic Daytona International Speedway. Normally, vintage races get chopped down to what is essentially a sprint race of maybe a dozen or so laps to fit in all the different classes or to fill time before more modern series run. Luckily, that isn’t the case for the Classic 24 Hours of Daytona, where all of your favorite race cars from yesteryear come back to one of the most iconic tracks in the world to duke it out for glory yet again. And not only are the cars themselves incredible but because the racing season slows down significantly around this time of year, it brings out some big name drivers as well, including Patrick Long, Jochen Mass, Ron Fellows, and Adrian Newey. Between the sights, the sounds, the cars, and the drivers, there’s simply no other race like it. […]

3 10, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Oct. 2nd

By | 2017-10-03T09:24:32+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I love weird cars. Cars with a story, a unique history, or a secret life. And that’s exactly why I had to feature this Porsche 356-based “Kaiserslautern Coupe”. It’s one of those cars that can show up at a car show or event and despite the condition, it’ll draw a crowd and hundreds of questions all day because everyone is curious what it is, where it came from, and why it exists. The story about this rare car is actually even more interesting than I would’ve guessed, but not wanting to spoil the surprise, I recommend you head on over to Petrolicious to read the owner’s story about it. […]

19 09, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Sept. 18th

By | 2017-09-19T08:31:17+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Leave it to the Goodwood Revival to bring everyone back to the heyday of Formula 1. Last weekend, a killer assortment of some of the most beautiful Formula cars ever assembled took to a soggy track to duke it out for bragging rights. Petrolicious was there to capture all the action as these flyweight cars ripped around the circuit. Not only was the racing period correct, but so was the event, with nostalgic costumes and events that harked back to a simpler time. Although famous drivers like Fangio and Brabham are long gone from the racing scene, it’s incredible to see their cars still being driven in anger. […]

5 09, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Sept 4th

By | 2017-09-05T12:57:24+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

When most people think about modifying trucks, they don’t usually think of commercial trucks or even car haulers. This, however, is simply too cool to ignore. Say hello to the “Baller Hauler”, designed and created by Miles Shinneman. What started off as an Isuzu NPR box truck has now been converted into a pretty badass car hauler with the help of tons of rat-rod-ish bodywork and a custom articulating ramp to accommodate even the lowest of cars. Power is now provided by a Chevy 6.0-liter Vortec V8 and an onboard 9,000-lb winch helps load just about any car in a snap. This is one of those projects that goes beyond just having a certain look and I’d argue that this build is definitely cooler than the sum of its parts might have you believe. Heck, it’s not even done yet! There’s still more body and paint work to be done as well as swapping out those 22″ semi truck wheels to even more ridiculous 24-inchers. This is one build that is definitely worth keeping an eye on! […]

24 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 24th

By | 2017-07-25T09:26:30+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

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. […]

30 05, 2017

Lap Around the Web – May 30th

By | 2017-05-30T14:21:45+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

It was a big weekend for racing, between F1’s historic Monaco GP, the Nurburgring 24 Hour race, and arguably the biggest race of them all, the Indy 500. As usual, MHCC hosted a live Monaco GP viewing party at The Dojo, but I spent the better part of Sunday afternoon watching the Indy 500 in the garage while tackling a few projects on my car. As someone who doesn’t usually follow Indycar racing, I was amazed at how much on-track action there was compared to the Monaco GP I watched just a few hours earlier. With so many cars running in such close proximity, there was plenty of passing and aggressive maneuvers around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that you just don’t see on the narrow streets of Monaco. With all eyes on Fernando Alonso, who skipped the premier F1 race to try his hand on the banked oval of the Indy 500, an engine failure forced him to drop out of the race in the final stages of the race and leaving the door open for fellow F1 driver Takuma Sato to take the checkered flag. If you recorded the race and planned to watch it, I’m sorry that I just spoiled it for you, but check out Road & Track for a much more detailed synopsis with video highlights from the race. […]

17 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 17th

By | 2017-04-19T14:00:12+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Let’s talk about Monster Jam. It’s basically the best place to see monster trucks. They’re loud. They’re fast. They run things over and fly through the air. Sometimes they roll over and sometimes they don’t, but either way, the car control needed to pilot one of these 1,500 horsepower beasts around a stadium is impressive. That’s why this video absolutely blew my mind when I first saw it. Not only does Ryan Anderson pilot his Son-Uva Digger truck into a backflip, but he also manages to hold it in a wheelie, and later, an endo while blasting around the course. It’s definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! […]

27 02, 2017

Lap Around The Web – Feb 27th

By | 2017-02-27T15:50:44+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Lap Around the Web, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I know we usually focus on the spirit of driving; the visceral appeal of physically engaging vehicles, spewing hydrocarbons into the atmosphere in the form of lovely a *BRAAAAAP* emanating from the finely-tuned internal combustion engine. But this is the first truly sexy autonomous electric car I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s the first I’ve been truly giddy with excitement about. It’s called the NIO EP9 and it makes a full megawatt of power. Yes, that’s 1,360 HP. But the real story is the torque figure since like all electric vehicles, maximum torque is available from the word “go”. In the case of the EP9, that figure is a whopping 4,671 lb-ft of twist being sent to all four wheels. So yeah, it’s an electric vehicle, but it’s also capable of running competitive lap times without the help of a pesky driver. In fact, it set a 2:40 lap time around the Circuit of the Americas F1 track without any input from a driver. That being said, with a hot shoe behind the wheel, the lap times quickly dropped to 2:11, setting a track record for a “production” vehicle. Combine that with pace with the jaw-dropping looks and you can see why this is the first autonomous EV that has my heart pumping a little faster. Yowza! […]

6 02, 2017

Lap Around The Web – Feb. 6th

By | 2017-02-06T15:44:28+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Lap Around the Web, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Although it was hard to follow the intense racing of the 12 Hrs of Bathurst this past weekend, a bunch of photos from the 24 Hours of Daytona taken by some of our favorite photographers started to show up in galleries over the past few days. Since we couldn’t get enough of the incredibly clean, perfectly composed photos of Jamey Price, we figured we’d also include the far out, artsy race photos from Camden Thrasher as well. Between both of these guys’ photos, you’ll have a hard time keeping your jaw off the floor after you see the amazing images they produced at the 24 Hrs of Daytona. […]

31 01, 2017

Moving Pictures with Alex – February Edition

By | 2017-01-31T08:40:53+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Lap Around the Web, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re kicking off a new segment that focuses on all the cool automotive videos that caught our eye recently. We’ll still occasionally share some videos in the Lap Around The Web segments but this will be the new home for our favorite videos each month. For this first go around, we’re kicking things off with a day of adventure in a safari 911, a drive through the countryside in an Aston Martin DB4 GT Lightweight, a visit to Ed Pink Racing Engines, and a trip to Southern France in two of the most amazing McLarens ever built. […]

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