There have been plenty of fast Fords in our time, with names like Shelby, GT, Cobra, Raptor and ST. But the latest Ford factory hot rod has a new one badge: RS. To understand why that’s such a big deal, you have to learn some history first.
On the last weekend in January, I ran my first stage rally and I survived.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at previous versions of the upcoming round of the World Rally Championship. Rally Sweden is one of the classic rounds of the WRC, and the only winter rally on this years calendar. This year the conditions will feature less snow and more ice/gravel, possibly similar to what we…
Will a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency really hinder your plans to turn your daily driver into a badass track-only machine? It will, officials from aftermarket trade association SEMA and the EPA itself confirmed to Jalopnik today. Here’s what all of this means.
How far would the Environmental Protection Agency go to cut greenhouse emissions on vehicles? According to SEMA, the trade association that represents the automobile aftermarket industry, the EPA is working to ban the conversion of street cars into competition-focused racing vehicles.
The Honda Fit is kind of an underrated machine. It’s not powerful, but with a manual it’s reasonably fun to drive as well as practical. Now let’s imagine it with 600 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and flying around on dirt and asphalt. Even better!
It’s time for round two of the 2016 season and that one full-snow rally on the calendar (hopefully).
Driving on pavement is great and all, but driving on gravel is more fun. But which car built for gravel is the best?
Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old.
Here’s SS13 Hungry 5. Unfortunately this is the only stage I was able to record. Quite icy. An LSD will be my next upgrade for sure.
The Rally Takeover’s owner has been doing some awesome stuff! Congrats Dusty/Steve on a super close second place finish (talking 0:00.6 here) at Sno*Drift!
The first thing that you discover when you do a rally is that it’s just about the most fun you can have in a car. The second thing you discover is it is a humongous amount of work to even begin to run an event.
You’ve picked out a car, brought your new baby home, and now It’s time to toss all the extra comfort features out. The extent of the teardown depends on how deeply you want to get into things like seam welding and media blasting.
That’s right, Canada as well as Japan is prepared to pay as much as 5 million dollars to attract the rally elite to their countries. Rally Sweden is usually the only snow event on the calendar, which means that snow and ice is required to replace it. Can Sweden, as a bastion of rallying and winter, hold on to their…
The rally Baie-Des-Chaleurs located in New-Richmond (QC) is known as one of the best in north america, will host this year a round of the Nacam rally championship! It will be the first time it come to Canada. The event will take place the 1st of july to the 3th. The organizers hope to get 60ish car on the list with…
Well, the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) didn’t exactly put it that way. It is the case though, since they share two of their eight race weekends with the World Rallycross Championship (WorldRX). Find out inside when and where this year the so far improving series will visit (without Ken Block) .
There was one turn in the Jari-Pekka Rally in Finland last weekend that absolutely demolished at least a half dozen rally cars.
Jari-Matti Latvala failed to stop and check on the photographer he hit in a low-speed crash during Stage 11 of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, and the World Rally Championship isn’t happy about that. Latvala claimed that poor visibility kept him from seeing the man on his hood, and the series didn’t buy that excuse.