He originally drove the 4WD F1 car in the 1969 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Bruce McLaren had many great motoring achievements in his life before succumbing to the sport in his 1970 crash at Goodwood. The four-wheel drive McLaren M9A Formula One car really wasn’t one of them. Yes, a few teams have experimented with such technology in the racing series over the years, notably through the 1960s. It was never that effective, and as aerodynamics were better understood and implemented, four-wheel drive’s traction advantage became a moot point until it was ultimately banned from competition in 1982. You might also like: New McLaren Documentary Trailer Makes Us Want To See The Film McLaren Could Consider All-Wheel Drive For Future Models 79-Year-Old Lady Drives Renault F1 Car Still, that doesn’t make this vintage McLaren any less awesome, or this touching video any less captivating to watch. That’s because racing legend Derek Bell drove this very car … [Read more...] about Reunited: Derek Bell Drives His ‘69 McLaren F1 Car After 48 Years
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It made a brief appearance at the beginning of the fourth Furious film, and it's for sale. Many cool cars – not to mention trucks, buggies, classics, hot rods, street rods, military assault vehicles, and tanks – have graced movie screens in the Fast and Furious franchise. Here’s one you may or may not recall depending on your level of fandom for the films, and if you have $32,500, you can park it in your garage. Also check out: Who's Bad Enough To Buy Michael Jackson's Ferrari Testarossa 'Vert? Nissan 350Z From Tokyo Drift Is For Sale In UK for $133K See Jesse From Fast And Furious 1 Reunite With His VW Jetta This 1967 Chevrolet C-10 pickup garnered its 15 minutes of fame at the beginning of the fourth film , Fast and Furious , and though it’s pretty darned cool, we wouldn’t blame you for not immediately recognizing it. That’s because the aforementioned 15 minutes was actually more like 15 seconds , with the truck blasting into frame and pulling a … [Read more...] about Are You Fast And Furious Enough To Buy This ’67 Chevy C-10 Truck?
With a 55.9% share in MAN, and Scania already part of the mix, VW is now Europe's biggest truck builder. Details inside. Volkswagen announced today that they have built up a 55.9% share of German truck and heavy diesel engine manufacturer MAN. Volkswagen will have influence on the 253-year-old MAN's supervisory board, making it easier to create a functional partnership with another VW truck builder, Scania. Gallery: VW takes majority in MAN 2 Photos + + Share on Twitter Share on Flipboard Pin It Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Send to email Got a tip for us? Email: [email protected] … [Read more...] about VW takes majority in MAN
Returning from his Monaco base, Walkinshaw jetted into Sydney today where he'll spend the next two weeks serving the hotel quarantine sentence required for all new arrivals to Australia. He'll then make his return to the Supercars paddock at the Winton round later this month. "It's aways awesome to have Ryan around," WAU team principal Bruce Stewart told Motorsport.com. "He's a huge driver and personality for the team. We love having the boss here and we look forward to having him back for Winton." Walkinshaw generally splits his time between his home in Monaco and Melbourne, where his Walkinshaw Group business is headquartered. However he spent most of 2020 down under as he helped the business, which includes the Walkinshaw Andretti United squad, navigate the global health crisis. Walkinshaw then returned to Europe late last year before contracting COVID-19 in February . He survived an uncomfortable symptomatic bout of the virus that landed him in hospital … [Read more...] about Walkinshaw returns to Australia
With the rumor mill now leaning towards Gladiator for the Jeep pickup, we figured it would be the right time to refresh your memory about the previous one. Name: Jeep Gladiator Debuted: January 2005 at North American International Auto Show in Detroit Specs: four-cylinder 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, 163 horsepower, 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque, six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel drive, 4,150 pounds (1,882 kilograms) weight Why We Remember It Now: With Jeep allegedly dusting off the “Gladiator” moniker for its new pickup truck (formerly known as "Scrambler"), this week’s Concept We Forgot is dedicated to the namesake concept introduced nearly 14 years ago. It was way back in 1962 when Jeep introduced the “Gladiator” moniker for a fullsize pickup truck based on the Wagoneer. Much like the latter is making a comeback in standard and Grand Wagoneer forms, the “Gladiator” name is about to be revived if we were to rely on the rumor … [Read more...] about 2005 Jeep Gladiator: Concept We Forgot