The Automobile Club de L'Ouest takes a unique approach to racing in the way it sets the rules for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Normally the race has 55 starters, but the organizers have long reserved a 56th starting position for technically interesting newcomers and recently, the ACO has focused on efficiency for that [...]
While the hybrid Audis and Toyotas are expected to dominate at Le Mans in two weeks, one of the most interesting entries will running unclassified from the 56th pit box. The +Nissan DeltaWing campaigned by +Highcroft Racing had its first run against other competitors today at the Le Mans test day and put in a [...]
In other more interesting racing news, today was the official test day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and as usual for the past decade, +Audi International was at the top of top of the charts. The two hybrid R18 e-trons led the way with 8 time winner Tom Kristensen and long-time partners Alan [...]
The Detroit IndyCar Grand Prix has been red-flagged after 45 of 90 laps. I'm not at the race this year but I attended the last two races in 2007 and 2008. The race was revived this year after being shelved for economic reasons.
Unfortunately while Belle Isle is a lovely locale for a race, it [...]
There are some fascinating but bizarre ideas here for the future of Manhattan from the past
via The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/3/3059327/retro-futuristic-new-york-city
New York Retro Futurism New York Retro Futurism. New York's retro futurism is particularly interesting becuase the city itself is an anachronistic view of modernism – an antique skyscraper [...]