Inspired by previous Road Rally races such as The CannonBall Run,
a modern incarnation of the cross-country rally has emerged. Since 2007, the Fireball Run
has taken place, with its 2000+ mile course varying from year to year. More than just a road race, the Fireball Run bills itself as an "Adventur-rally", relying more on cleverness than sheer speed. Organizer's compare it more to a "scavenger hunt", suggesting that a knowledge of history and local trivia are more valuable than driving skill. (in fact, racers are monitored so as not to be allowed to drive "unsafely.") [more inside]
posted by ShutterBun
on Sep 21, 2012 -
— Women in motorsport from 1898 to the present day. Fasten your seatbelts, gentlemen.
posted by cenoxo
on Sep 2, 2012 -
"It is doubtful that the popular sport in Seattle can survive,"
wrote a Seattle sportswriter in 1966, after three of unlimited hydroplane racing's most popular drivers were killed in one horrific day in Washington, D.C. Forty years later, what was once the most popular sport in Seattle
survives, if not thrives, and this weekend's Chevrolet Cup
will feature boats with safety improvements that trace directly back to the events of "Black Sunday
". But it's nothing like it used to be in the 60s and 70s, when "winning a hydro race was about the biggest thing a Seattle kid could do,"
and everyone in town, knew names like the boats Miss Bardahl
, Miss Budweiser
, and the drivers Bill Muncey
, Chip Hanauer
, and Dean Chenoweth
-- and no one, but no one would miss the Seafair hydro races
posted by litlnemo
on Aug 5, 2006 -
Rubens Barrichello robbed.
Formula One driver Barrichello has just let Michael Schumacher win the Austrian Grand Prix. I've been getting more and more disillusioned with F1, and this has put the cap on it. No more for me.
posted by viama
on May 12, 2002 -