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Book Review – Formula 1: Car by Car 1950-59

Book Review – Formula 1: Car by Car 1950-59

Formula 1: Car by Car 1950-59 is a vibrant look into the Golden Age that bred some of the most famous names to grace the sport, and features 600 photographs. FORMULA 1: CAR BY CAR 1950-59By Peter HighamEVRO Publishing Group, UKwww.ervopublishing.comIBSN: 978-1-910505-44-1304 pages / 600 photosHardbound 11.25” x 9.50”$79.95 USD Yes, you read those specs...

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WeatherTech Raceway Enjoying Flurry of Enhancements

WeatherTech Raceway Enjoying Flurry of Enhancements

The entire Laguna Seca Recreation Area is undergoing updates; however, WeatherTech Raceway has become the hub of construction activity. WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca has been unusually silent due to the COVID-19 shutdowns. The typical engine roar reverberating from the pavement has become a sound of the past. However, that’s not stopping the crews at...

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Book Review: Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story

Book Review: Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story

This excellent book written by Chris Willes depicts the various struggles and challenges that go with starting a race team with limited resources. Below is a book review from guest contributor Tennyson Kwok. Developing a Champion: The Electromotive Nissan GTP Story is not available on Amazon, but on Chris Willes’ Facebook page. From 1958 to...

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Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

Porsche: Excellence Was Expected

LACar.com Book ReviewPorsche: Excellence Was ExpectedBentley Publishers 2019ISBN: 978-0-8376-1769-59in. X 10.5 in.4 volumes, 2,834 pages/2912 photos, illustrations, and diagrams$524.95 USDReview by Don Taylor If you are really a “Porsche Person” you need to have this book set, or to present it as a special gift to someone who is, even if you/they already own a...

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Allen Berg Racing Schools: More Corkscrew

Allen Berg Racing Schools: More Corkscrew

Your Gran Turismo dreams can become reality at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, with a visit to Allen Berg Racing Schools. Story by Glenn Oyoung. Photos by Glenn Oyoung and courtesy of ABRS/Thomas Outzen, Kinetic Motorsport Photography. The Corkscrew. If you’re a racing fan, you know that I’m talking about turn 8 and 8A at WeatherTech...

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The Real Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix. No, not at LAX…Ventura!

The Real Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix. No, not at LAX…Ventura!

Only the Indianapolis 500 goes back further in American racing history than the “Thanksgiving Night Grand Prix for Midget Cars” (only ever referred to as that on paper and known world-wide simply as “Turkey Night”).   Story by Doug Stokes and photos by Albert Wong And that historic motorsports event takes place again for it’s 79th...

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Nervously Anticipating the Race

Nervously Anticipating the Race

The fog rolled off the water in Monterey Sunday morning, but at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, all was clear as fans arrived for the final IndyCar race of the season. It would decide the championship, contested between four drivers: leader Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Simon Pagenaud, and Scott Dixon. Pagenaud was spotted taking pictures with...

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VW I.D. R on display at the Petersen

VW I.D. R on display at the Petersen

Volkswagen’s electric racer moves into the Petersen Automotive Museum until February 1st Volkswagen was one of the stars of the LA Auto Show. The combination of their record-setting I.D. R Pikes Peak race car and their close-to-production I.D. Buzz Cargo van done up as a support van hit the sweet spot. Nothing  gets me like race cars...

 

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