Videos like Ken Block’s famous Gymkhana series never fail to set boy racers’ heart fluttering. It even aspired some to do the same, but there’s just one problem: money. It is true that some may have the talent necessary to pull a Gymkhana off (even with R/C car, if I may add), but their abilities to do so is, like I said, only limited by the money they have. Nobody can’t afford to Hoon like Ken Block without the dough, or so we thought. As it turns out, you don’t need monster (pun intended) budget to pull a smooth Gymkhana as proven by Etienne Guerra. Continue reading Watch A 60HP Ford Fiesta Pulls Off The Cheap Version Of Gymkhana
Think rally car and it is likely to conjure up brands like Subaru, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Ford. One probably would never, in his/her life, think Lamborghini will make a good, much less a decent, rally car. Hell, we didn’t think Nissan or MINI makes a decent rally car even. Anyways, that being said, we cannot be sure if a Lamborghini will make a good rally car (good as in taking pole most of the time), but they are sure people doing it. Like this team here: Continue reading Lamborghini Makes Quite A Rally Car Too. Like, Who Knew, Right?
In the latest in the Gymkhana series, Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing, in conjunction with Toyo Tires, takes Gymkhana to an even higher level, like quite literally. In this latest instalment, celebrity rally driver Ken Block got behind the wheels of a 1,400 horsepower, twin-turbo methanol-fueled 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2, rolling on Toyo Proxes R888R tires, up the legendary 14,000 feet (4,267 meters) Colorado’s Pikes Peak. The result? A lot of smoke and backfire… on the hood (so, does this make it a front fire, instead?). Yes. On the hood! Continue reading Watch Ken Block Takes On Pikes Peak With Lots Of Smoke And Donuts
We don’t always feature rally cars, but when we do, you can bet that it is one heck of a looker, like this new Dakar Rally from Peugeot for 2016 season. Ok, maybe it didn’t look all that different from this year’s, but it does feature several improvements. It is bigger, specifically longer and wider, has a lower center of gravity and more powerful. Though longer, it now sports shorter front and rear overhangs, allowing it to tackle a range of terrains and obstacles. Continue reading 2016 Peugeot Dakar Rally Car is Bigger, Lower, More Powerful, and Post-apocalyptic-looking
as much as we adore the idea of a Dune Beetle (the car, not the insect, btw), nothing speaks like one that’s rally-prepped – like this Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle. unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, the Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle is Volkswagen’s newest machine for the Rallycross after the modified Polo rally cars that have won the World Rally Championship for drivers and manufacturers in 2013. the German automaker partners with Andretti Autosport to form the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team and will be running two cars for drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed (and if you haven’t heard, there is quite a bit of buzz about these two folks lately). Continue reading Volkswagen Rallycross Beetle
(photos: Louwman Museum) Steve McQueen’s Baja Buggy | US$na | www.louwmanmuseum.nl
fans of Steve McQueen will be disappointed cos’ this beautiful Baja Boot Buggy, once own by actor and motor enthusiast Steve McQueen, is not for sale but at least it didn’t end up in some junkyards. hailed as “the most innovative off-road racers ever built”, it is now part of the collection of the Dutch National Motor Museum, so if you happen to visit this must-go museum for any motoring enthusiast, you will be able to see more than just the side profile (as posted here). the car was developed by General Motors when approached by McQueen to build a vehicle that can perform over rough terrain dished out by the demanding Baja races. Continue reading Steve McQueen’s Baja Boot Buggy