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Author Archive: Eric Rood

Five Straight DNFs: This Dutch Driver Had an Incredible Run of Bad Luck in 2016

Supercars Challenge is a Dutch racing series with a number of classes for cars to compete in and for SuperSport-class competitor Eric van den Munckhof, the season may as well have never started....

Regular Car Reviews Tells the Bizarre Story of ‘The Dale,’ a Piece of 1970s Automotive Vaporware

Regular Car Reviews has become a bastion of video automotive journalism with the usual cast of Mr. Regular and The Roman giving some facts and opinions on cars from the past that people remember (or...

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is an Insanely Fast Traffic Jam

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill remains one of the last real old-school endurance races. The annual December race in California, held by the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), blends an incredible...

Ever Heard a V16? BRM’s 1.5-Liter, 16-Cylinder Engine Sounds Like No Other

Sixteen-cylinders engines for the most part fell out of fashion after World War II. Cadillac had famously built a V16 for its 1930s cars and some racing outfits like Alfa Romeo had even tinkered with...

Check Out the Route for the 2017 Dakar Rally

The year’s first big race—after the Hangover 150, at least—is always the Dakar Rally. The Dakar is no longer the original Paris-to-Dakar format, but it instead covers thousands of kilometers...

Would You Rather, ‘Class of ’57’ Edition: Chevy Stepside or F-350 Utility?

This edition of Would You Rather gets its inspiration from the Statler Brothers. No, they weren’t a drag racing team or a tuning shop; the Statler Brothers were a country-ish/gospel-ish singing...

This Rally Driver Rowing a Five-Speed Column Shifter is Mesmerizing

One of the greatest things about racing in Europe is that if you can name a car, someone has probably caned it around a racetrack or a rally stage. For this enterprising driver, that means taking a...

Watch: ANDRA Recaps the 2015-2016 Australian Drag Racing Season

We’ve shared with you some of the wilder moments from the most-recent Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA), but the series has deftly composed a single season-review video with many...

Obvious Facts About the World: Sky is Blue, Grass is Green, Finns Race Karts On Ice

Finland: That place where racing fans just assume everyone knows how to drive sideways at all times. That may or may not be true in reality, but videos like this one reinforce the notion that...

This Road-Racing Subaru Runs 7-Second Quarter-Miles On Its Off-Days

Andy Forrest races his Subaru WRX everywhere. And if you were the Scottish driver who had built such an insane piece, you’d do the same. The 1,200-horsepower Subie primarily competes in time-trials...

Ride Aboard a Totally Bananas Nissan GTP Car at Circuit of the Americas

IMSA’s GTP class remains one of the high points for American sports car racing. The series drew some of the most bananas cars you’ll ever find. Horsepower figures for the crazier GTP occasionally...

This Supercut of 2016 Macau Crashes Lasts Longer Than Some of the Races There

People will forever call the Macau Grand Prix a variety of nicknames, from stupid to grueling to futile. Because of the close confines, no margin for error, and dicey passing opportunities, you can...

Check Out Onboard From Argentina’s Biggest Racing Series: Straight-Six Stock Cars!

Quick: What’s the oldest continually running racing series in the world? Nope, it’s not NASCAR or Formula 1. Rather, it is Argentina’s national touring-car series, Turismo Carretera, which has...

Watch A.J. Foyt Set Land-Speed Records in the Oldsmobile Aerotech in 1987

American racing has been filled with a number of colorful characters, but perhaps the longest-lasting in American open-wheel racing is “Super Tex” himself, A.J. Foyt. While Foyt got his start...