tl;dr: Clutch smoked while wife's friend was driving, said the engine was surging. Dealership had to replace slave cylinder because it wouldn't bleed, could that have been the root cause (and thus under warranty)?
iRacing.com, whose popular online racing game is recognized as the most accurate simulation of "real" racing, today announced it will sponsor the Nurburgring 1000. Round 5 of the Blancpain Endurance Series, the "iRacing.com Nurburgring 1000", is scheduled for the weekend of September 19-21. Motorsports fans…
Kimi looks absolutely riveted and amazed as he wears the Oculus Rift and pretends to be a drop of fuel. Have an example of Kimi being even less enthusiastic about sponsor obligations? Show us in Kinja.
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It's a black rye IPA. My three favorite things! Also, a name that can't be mentioned in polite company.
Pretty lame of the iceman here.
After a display of amateur hour (even by amateur driver standards), Chip Ganassi Racing brought Ford their first EcoBoost win and first overall win since 1969. The 912 Porsche scored a back-to-back win for Porsche in GTLM.
Much digital ink has been spilled fretting over this year's top road racing series (F1 and LMP1), particularly with respect to the hybrid power systems and the method of limiting the cars on their fuel usage. The big worry is that this will prevent the drivers from racing. This is why we have nothing to worry about.
Formula E is a totally real series for electric race cars racing nothing but city centers. The first chicane circuit they will visit is this one in Beijing. Don't expect it to become a modern classic, despite circling the Bird's Nest stadium from the Olympic games.
Split level rant follows...
Few bands can write a song about a car (and chickies, buggies, and all kinds of assorted animals) like the Presidents of the United States of America. Their latest album, released in honor of President's Day, includes a slow jam about a rental Crown Victoria any gearhead can appreciate.
SRT preserved their Daytona podium Viper with the dirt it crossed the finish line with. This is what Chicago auto show visitors did to that preserved car.
You should look for one, somewhere.
Porsche officially unveiled the 919 Hybrid, their Le Mans Prototype for 2014. Unlike Audi, they haven't figured out their livery yet, so the drivers were announced alongside the still camouflaged car.