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F1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70

F1 Legend Niki Lauda Dead at 70

He was born to be a banker, like the rest of his patrician, Austrian family. So, when Niki Lauda asked his grandfather for the financial help he needed to land a ride on the Formula One circuit, he was cut off. Lauda eventually found a way to raise the money on his...
New Porsche 911 Models Come Fast … and Faster

New Porsche 911 Models Come Fast … and Faster

Porsche arrived in Los Angeles the night before the auto show hyping a theme for the debut of the eighth-generation 911: fast and faster. The best-known of all Porsches with that iconic profile, the next-gen of flat-six turbocharged beasts gets more power as well as a...
Tony Swan, Dean of Automotive Journalists, Dead at 78

Tony Swan, Dean of Automotive Journalists, Dead at 78

I’d expected to see Tony Swan looking frail and subdued. He had, after all, just gone through the latest in a seemingly endless series of chemotherapy sessions, never mind surgeries. But things were as lively as ever at the Ypsilanti home he shared with wife Mary...
With AMR, Aston Rapide Gets a Little More Rapid

With AMR, Aston Rapide Gets a Little More Rapid

Aston is no slouch when it comes to performance, but it’s in the midst of amping things up another notch with the help of its motorsports operations, Aston Martin Racing. Appropriately, fast on the heels of the new DB11 tune-up, it’s pulling the covers off the Rapide...
Brabham is Back! Legendary Name Debuts New Car

Brabham is Back! Legendary Name Debuts New Car

The name Brabham connotes speed and that moniker is back in the manufacturing business with the new Brabham BT62, a track-only speedster unveiled in Australia. The Brabham BT62 continues the ‘BT’ naming convention established by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the...
Dodge, Mopar Sponsoring NHRA Event

Dodge, Mopar Sponsoring NHRA Event

With the releases of the Hellcat and Demon models, it may seem like Dodge is looking to fill the world with street-legal drag racers. Well, now it’s working with the track-only monsters as it has signed on as title sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series...