After starting the year with its two longest races, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, and then visiting one of its shortest races, the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sees its first “normal” sprint race of the year this weekend in the Acura Sports Car Challenge from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. At 2 hours and 40 minutes in length, it is one of six races at that exact length in the final nine events. This weekend also sees all three classes in action, with GT Daytona (GTD) joining GT Le Mans (GTLM) and Prototype – GTD was not a part of the Long Beach weekend. As the series shifts its focus toward the run for the championship, all three classes are engaged in close battles at the top of the standings, as series stalwarts, newcomers, and even an underdog or two find themselves near the front of the championship picture in all three classes. Major talking points in all three classes are … [Read more...] about IMSA: PREVIEW – Acura Sports Car Challenge
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Life magazine centerspread of 1970 Clean Air Car Race entriesEnlarge PhotoWhen it comes to changing the world, never count out a bunch of college students with pens and wrenches. In response to growing demands to clean up the air, particularly from automotive exhaust pipes, and growing pushback from automakers, a bunch of college students banded together in 1970 to prove they could make cars cleaner than Detroit could. It was the first year of Earth Day, the year that Congress Passed the Edmund Muskie Clean Air Act, which required that automakers cut harmful air-quality emissions by 90 percent in time for the 1975 model year. As recounted in a story in Hemmings Motor News (in 2014), the automakers strenuously objected, saying they couldn't make such improvements in so little time. 1970 Clean Air Car Race Winner Wayne State University Mercury Capri - Wayne StateEnlarge Photo In August that year, 40 teams took to the road to prove them wrong. They left the campus of the Massachusetts … [Read more...] about 1970 Clean Car Race: How college teams helped bring about emission limits on new cars (and show up Detroit) after the first Earth Day.
Events / Sponsored Sponsored by Crossroads Car Shows April 17, 2018 Shares 3 Facebook LinkedIn Tweet Google+ Pin StumbleUpon Reddit Email The 5th Annual Benedict Castle Concours is coming to Riverside, CA on Sunday, April 22nd. The historic and picturesque Benedict Castle becomes ground zero for Concours quality cars, from every genre of the Car Hobby, displayed under mature trees across the manicured lawns that surround the castle. This show brings out the best of the best from all genres of the Car Hobby. From Antiques to Classics, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, European Sport, Low Riders, Japanese Classics, Trucks, Exotics and One-Off Customs, this show has something for everyone!Grand Marshal this year is Wayne Carini, Host of Chasing Classic Cars along with Honored Guest for the Saturday Night Gala, Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter. Master of Ceremonies for both events is none other than Ed Lucas, known as the Voice of Concours. They … [Read more...] about All Genres of Cars Rule at the Benedict Castle Concours
With its two longest events – the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring – now behind it, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship now heads to the shortest event on its calendar, the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Part of a packed weekend at Long Beach – they join Pirelli World Challenge and the Verizon IndyCar Series on the legendary streets of Long Beach – the IMSA event stands at 1 hour and 40 minutes, by far the shortest race of the year. But, it can often be the most chaotic. For example, last year’s race featured a string of early cautions that saw the Prototype class cars trail the GT Le Mans class on a restart, and the Prototype drivers displayed some daring moves to carve their way through the GT traffic. In the end, Jordan Taylor made a late-race pass on Ryan Dalziel to take the win for Wayne Taylor Racing in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R, while the GTLM field saw a wild finish as Tommy Milner snuck through a … [Read more...] about IMSA: PREVIEW – BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest General Motors' private car museum has been a secret for years A secret for years, the private GM showroom displays 165 vintage cars of 700 owned. Designs range from 1902 to present, concept cars and road tested. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 9 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 | Updated 8:33 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 CLOSE The General Motors Heritage Center at 6400 Center Drive protects one of the greatest vintage car collections in the world, curated and maintained by the Detroit-based automaker. Detroit Free Press CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about General Motors’ private car museum has been a secret for years