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Is that an F1 car you're driving or are you just happy to see me?

Fans of the Formula 1 racing series spend the offseason poring through the next year's regulation changes before the unveiling of the new cars at the first testing session in January. The biggest change from last year is the switch from V8 to V6 engines, but since November fans and teams have fixated on something else: the new nosecone specifications result in an "ugly" car and quite phallic noses. [more inside]
posted by edeezy on Jan 28, 2014 - 50 comments

In the end, what is life without love?

Motorsport - Love For Life The latest video created by Finn Antti Kalhol, Motorsport - Love For Life is a roughly four and a half minute meditation on auto racing, suffering and love. [more inside]
posted by basicchannel on Jan 25, 2012 - 25 comments

a quiet cruise through the German forest

Toyota Motorsport GmbH set a new lap record for an electric vehicle at the legendary 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany with a time of 7 mins 47 seconds. WARNING: it's basically an advert for Toyota, but a cool one. [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Sep 12, 2011 - 90 comments

One Hundred Years of the Indy 500

The men of the early 20th-century motor press sometimes referred to the 13th circuit of an automobile racecourse as “the hoodoo lap,” not because more bad stuff happened then, but because they fervently wished it would. Coming at that point, a wreck would play nicely into the tabloid trope that superstitions are not to be flouted, and it would give a long car race some much-needed narrative cord. And so it was on May 30, 1911, as several dozen reporters leaned forward anxiously to watch the 40-car field for the first-ever Indianapolis 500-mile race power past the starting line for the 12th time and roar yet again into turn one.
posted by veedubya on May 25, 2011 - 15 comments

The cutaway drawing and its artists

The cutaway drawing and its artists. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by clorox on Dec 3, 2010 - 15 comments

Bangers + SMASH

Caravan carnage at banger race [more inside]
posted by philip-random on May 28, 2010 - 28 comments

A child's garden of race car crashes

A child's garden of race car crashes. [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Jan 30, 2010 - 40 comments

Digital Superbikes

This week marks the 102nd Isle Of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle races, run over the 60.7 km Snaefell Mountain Course. The inaugural TT had a fuel consumption component to the rules, which was abandoned for the 1909 event. 100 years on, zero carbon, clean emission comes to motorcyle road racings Mecca in the form of the TTXGP [more inside]
posted by Duke999R on Jun 9, 2009 - 11 comments

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