Turbo Fever – Magnus Walker and his 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera

Do you suffer from turbo fever? Based on this short film featuring Magnus Walker and one of his many air-cooled 911's it would seem the best cure for turbo fever is a blast through the canyons of California. Do you suffer from the same malady? What is your preferred treatment? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3mBl5se4lg … [Read more...]

Strippers Cars for Cash: Subaru Impreza v Mitsubishi Evo

Did the title grab your attention? The Brits again showoff their ability to create quality 'reality' shows. Don't believe me? Watch an episode of The Apprentice UK and then the pitiful US counterpart. We won't even mention Top Gear UK vs Top Gear US. In any case, if you have a spare 45 minutes check out this competition of 'professional' car … [Read more...]

Scary Daytona crash send fans to hospital

The story is still unfolding but a serious crash took place on the final lap of the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway that left several spectators injured. It is still early but it sounds like 14 fans were sent to local hospitals and 14 were treated on site. Two have been said to be in critical but stable condition; one is a … [Read more...]

Left Side Story: an amputee motorcyclist’s story

An amazing and inspirational story of a motorcyclist who doesn't let his lack of limbs slow him down. We all have something to learn from Alan Kempster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNKuesBVmYs [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

Watch video of one-of-a-kind Bondurant drift tray being produced: 1 hour left to bid!

Bob Bondurant Drifting a FWD car: lunch tray

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind (technically one of two 'produced') piece of automotive memorabilia? The crew behind The Smoking Tire arranged for automotive legend Bob Bondurant to drift a front wheel drive Chevrolet Sonic. How does one go about drifting a front wheel drive car? Take two lunch trays, place under rear wheels, engage … [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

Blue McLaren M6B racecar

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...]

First Top Gear Episode of Season 19: Pagani Huayra, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Clarkson P45 [SPOILER ALERT]

Top Gear S19E01 Bentley Continental Speed GT jumping in WRC Rally

The very popular, estimated to have 350 million views per week, new Top Gear episode aired tonight. It was a good one. The featured cars included a Pagani Huayra and Bentley Continental GT Speed, and Homeland star Damian Lewis. The 230 MPH Pagani Huayra sports a twin-turbo and intercooled 6.0L V12 (producing 720 BHP) and connected to a 7 speed … [Read more...]

$100k+ 1968 Shelby GT500KR abandoned; many ask if it’s for sale

1968 Shelby GT500KR, blue with white stripes

A thread on Reddit has emerged which shows a picture of a 1968 Shelby GT500KR that appears to have been left out in the elements to rust away. The title claims that it is 1 of 4 that was produced in blue with white stripes. With some 933 produced in 1968 it seems unlikely there were only 4 produced in this color but this author was not able to find … [Read more...]

Rick Champagne of Arizona buys Batmobile. He knew it was his.

When asked about his $4.2M purchase of the Batmobile from George Barris at the Barrett-Jackson auction, Champagne said "I knew it would be mine." If you put your mind to something, and in the this case your checkbook, in true Batman style Champagne shows that anything is possible. Not much is known about Rick Champagne other than he lives in … [Read more...]