Thrilling Goodwood Revival Whitsun Trophy race | Onboard Chinook CanAm car

Sit back and enjoy Saturday's Whitsun Trophy race from the Goodwood Revival from the perspective of a 1966 Chinook Mk2 CanAm car. Watch the drag race start and oversteer at 100+ mph. Thrilling stuff! http://youtu.be/_g5_vzksOiE … [Read more...]

Ford Capri with Cosworth V6: how to not dyno an engine

The car sounded a bit off right from the beginning but these guys in Finland didn't let it stop them from continuing to make pulls on their Rototest dyno. A very ugly engine knock can be heard around the 3:00 minute mark after the engine returns to idle. They make another pull and the engine knock quickly becomes a death rattle and they shut things … [Read more...]

Top Fuel dragster + turbo = (tire) smoke

Enjoy this video of a turbocharged top fuel drag racer from 1984!   … [Read more...]

McLaren M6B photo

I'd like to share a photo that I took and processed to create a unique look. What do you think? Click below to see a larger version. You can then easily share it with your friends. [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.]   … [Read more...]

2013 Barrett Jackson auction photo gallery: The weird, wonderful, and wantful

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Santa’s custom car workshop

If Santa has an automotive workshop, he probably has a collection of custom cars something like the one seen here... A Ford RS200, capable of 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds in Group B Rally trim, this is an EVO edition with >500 BHP and 0-60 mph in 2-point-something), Ferrari 512S (3.0L 5.0L V12, 560 BHP), a custom Ultima GTR (heavily modified, … [Read more...]

Ford GT40 sets record with $11M sale

At the RM Monterrey Auction history was made when a Ford GT40 was sold for $11M. Autoblog.com is reporting that this sets a record for an American car sold at auction. This particular GT40 had an interesting history and provenence. It was the first of three lightweight production GT40's, and only one other remains. Its first win, and the first … [Read more...]

McLaren releases the 12C Can-Am Edition Racing ‘Concept’

McLaren and Can-Am. Two words that evoke memories of motorsports and performance. Inaugurated in 1966, the Can-Am series had little in the way of rules and led to the development of cars with over 1000 BHP, much more than modern Formula 1 cars. McLaren GT, a separate entity within the McLaren Group, has announced a new model called the 12C … [Read more...]