24 07, 2019

Vintage Racing at Road America

By |2019-07-24T11:29:44-05:00July 24th, 2019|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The racing this weekend was great. The name for the event, however, is way too long, “THE WEATHERTECH® INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE WITH BRIAN REDMAN PRESENTED BY HAWK (VINTAGE CARS).” Once you get that out of the way and tell people you’re headed to, “The Hawk” they probably know what you mean. It’s one of the largest vintage events in the country for racers and brings some amazing vehicles to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The best part of the weekend for me isn’t always the racing, but heading into town and checking out the race car parade. Check out some photos from the event (Spoiler Alert: It’s Porsche heavy as always!) […]

28 05, 2019

Lap Around the Web – May 27th, 2019

By |2019-05-29T08:54:59-05:00May 28th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Old, crusty Jeeps are cool. Old, race-prepped motorcycles are cool. Using an old 52-yr old Jeep Commando to tow your 25-yr old Ducati M900 to the race track is off-the-charts awesome. Alex Earle is the owner of both this nicely patinaed Jeep Commando as well as this customized Ducati, and despite the vast differences between both machines, they also compliment each other perfectly. Built out of simplistic functionality, both vehicles provide joy to Alex, and isn’t that what it’s all about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkuwSvos4Sw […]

20 05, 2019

Lap Around the Web – May 20th, 2019

By |2019-05-29T08:56:26-05:00May 20th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

If you’re not familiar with Boyd Jaynes and Brian Godfrey, all you need to know is that they’re probably cooler than you are. What makes them so cool? Well, for starters, they race a 1968 Ford Bronco that has racked up 7 class wins in the NORRA Mexican 1000 race. After almost 10,000 offroad race miles on the same 351 Cleveland V8, Boyd and Brian just prepped the Bronco with a fresh 347 CID crate motor directly from Ford, which puts out a healthy and reliable 360 hp. Because you want reliable power when you’re driving through desolate and treacherous terrain. These NORRA races offer a serious course and serious competition but Boyd and Brian are not your typical stone-faced racers. Sure, they work hard to prep their Bronco for the race but they also grow out mustaches for the race weekend and their fire suits were custom-made to resemble mariachi band outfits. It’s great to see serious competitors that don’t take themselves too seriously. To learn more about Boyd and Brian and their rad ’68 Bronco, head over to Silodrome. […]

13 05, 2019

Lap Around the Web – May 13th, 2019

By |2019-05-29T08:57:27-05:00May 13th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

It’s rare to see a Bentley driven on anything other than perfect pavement or occasionally across a perfectly manicured lawn. This Bentley is something special though. It trades its four wheels for a pair of tracks that lift it well off the ground while also giving it the ability to traverse any terrain imaginable with ease. The 550+ HP twin-turbo W12 engine under the hood has no problem transferring that power to the ground either. Leave it to the Russians to try something this oddball with a Bentley, but I’ve got to say, it’s pretty darn cool if you’ve got more money than sense. Make sure to turn on subtitles when you watch the video below, and click the link to see more info about this ridiculously over-the-top Bentley on Road & Track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=201&v=taLvoVXFDmM […]

8 04, 2019

Lap Around the Web – Apr. 8th, 2019

By |2019-05-29T09:33:32-05:00April 8th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Hopefully, it’s safe to say that winter is mostly behind us at this point. It’s rare to see any remaining piles of snow on the ground and the ice is out on most of the lakes at this point. In parts of Russia, however, it’s not all that hard to still find snow and ice. That’s why the designer of the Flanker-F race cars you see below, Sergey Kabargin, thought it would be a cool idea to break the tandem drifting speed record on the frozen Lake Baikal. Not only do the cars look awesome but the scenery around Lake Baikal is absolutely gorgeous as well. What better place to drive flat out than on a wide open, frozen lake with two 650+ horsepower cars sliding side by side on the ice? To get all that power down, both cars feature full sets of studded tires, with 480 studs each. This all led to the tandem drift speed record being broken at a recorded 152.8 MPH. To read more about this thrilling record and the cars that made the record possible, head on over to Speedhunters. […]

25 07, 2018

Tales from the Track – Too much wrenching, not enough racing

By |2018-07-25T14:54:03-05:00July 25th, 2018|Driving Experience, Events|0 Comments

The International Challenge at Road America (aka the Hawk, the KIC and the July vintage races at Road America) will always be one of, if not my favorite weekends of the year. I started attending yearly with my family in the early nineties and stepped up as a competitor in my 914-6 in the late-nineties keeping the family tradition alive. Of the 16+ times I've raced at the event I can count the number of times I've had significant mechanical issues on three fingers. This past weekend I added a fourth finger into the mix. Humor me for a few minutes as I set the stage. Snugly loaded into the truck, we hit the road for out six hour drive to Road America Wednesday morning I hit the road with my family pointed towards Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, home of Road America, AKA the best place on earth (at least as far as any car guy/gal is concerned). Five of us packed into my pickup with trailer hitched behind us hauling everything including the kitchen sink. Above and beyond the race cars and associated parts we had more food than an all you can eat buffet, bicycles, scooters, life jackets, party rafts (you read that right) and much more. We left on time, made good time and we arrived at the track arguably the earliest we ever have on the Wednesday prior to the big racing weekend. We got our paddock space all setup, and with our work complete at [...]

13 07, 2018

Goodwood Festival of Speed – Man on the Ground

By |2018-07-17T08:46:34-05:00July 13th, 2018|MHCC Trips, Occasions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You may remember our old good friend, Josh Karsten, who just happens to be at Goodwood this year and we’re all very jealous. Well, he’s our man on the ground at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week and he’s been sending us some amazing photos we just had to share! We’ll keep more coming as he sends them our way, but for now enjoy everything from his Mazda shuttle, self-driving Mustang, and an Aston Martin-powered V8 Cygnet. There’s plenty to see so stay tuned! […]

25 06, 2018

Lap Around the Web – June 25th, 2018

By |2018-06-25T10:29:42-05:00June 25th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

“Vintage Racing” and “Nürburgring” are three words that always make auto enthusiasts perk up a little bit. There’s just something about those old race cars that get people psyched up, especially when racing at a track with as much heritage as theNürburgring. Heck, even the pre-war Bugattis and such that attended the Nürburgring Classic this year could’ve raced there back when they were new. And that’s perhaps what makes this event so interesting; it brings together some of the finest vintage race cars in all of Europe to one of the best race tracks in the world where people can get up close and personal with these icons of speed. Things like old DTM cars, Can-Am McLarens, Porsche 917s and 935s, old Bugattis, and more, the Nürburgring Classic had it all. And to see more from the event and see what it’s like to be there in person, head on over to Speedhunters. […]

4 06, 2018

Lap Around the Web – June 4th, 2018

By |2018-06-04T14:56:12-05:00June 4th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I would gladly argue that Spa Francorchamps is one of the most beautiful race tracks on the planet. It’s a long, thin ribbon of tarmac that carves its way through the hillside forests in Belgium and it makes a great home all manner of racing, including a stop on the Formula calendar, WEC endurance racing, and perhaps best of all, vintage racing. I say vintage racing is the best of the bunch because the race cars of yesteryear had far less grip, made much better noises, and required far more skill to drive and keep running for the duration of an entire race weekend. And that’s why I love seeing these photos on Petrolicious from the 2018 Spa Classic. Much like the vintage racing at the Nurburgring and other famous historic race tracks around the world, this is another one of those bucket list events that I’d love to attend someday. […]

11 12, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Dec. 11th

By |2017-12-12T10:57:05-05:00December 11th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

With a killer soundtrack bested only by the incredible cars racing across the screen, Simon Kidston’s latest short film is nothing short of amazing. If you love vintage European sports cars, you’ll love “Wolf of the Autostrada”. In addition to a Countach, a Testarossa, a Ruf CTR, and an old Aston Martin V8 Vantage, there’s even a cameo from famous Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni. It’s also a wonderful showing of some expensive and rare cars being driven hard and used as they should be. […]

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