Hans Mezger, who developed numerous Porsche engines and race cars over a 37-year tenure with the Stuttgart automaker, has passed away at 90 years old. You might not be familiar with his name, but much of the world is familiar with is work. The carmaker’s lengthy statement on Mezger’s passing includes the line, “Porsche owes him not only the Porsche 911’s air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine but also the overall construction of the 917 and its twelve-cylinder engine as well as his creation of the TAG Turbo Formula One engine.” If Mezger had only done that much, he’d be worthy of canonization in the auto engineering ranks. But the details of resume include so much more.
Mezger graduated from what is now the University of Stuttgart in 1956 with a reputation that … More
All the pearl-clutching about the morality of performing a Cannonball Run during a global pandemic seems to have been for nothing, with Ed Bolian reporting America’s most illegal record has been beaten seven times in the span of just five weeks.
According to Bolian, who has been in contact with the new record holders, the time to beat is now less than 26 hours. A sub 28-hour Cannonball Run was once unthinkable.
These are the extreme lengths people will go to break the Cannonball Run record
… Meet Ed. He’s a tall, slow-speaking 27-year-old from Atlanta who used to breed albino lizards, teaches Sunday School with his wife and makes a living selling Lamborghinis.
Oh, and Ed Bolian is also the quickest man in America.
Yep, this gangly, goofy-looking used-car salesman is the fastest man on four wheels across the States, a title he earned after driving the breadth of the country – some 4527km – in a record-shattering, eyeball-searing, police-dodging 28 hours and 50 minutes … More
With Porsche first, and now Chevrolet backing out of racing its new mid-engine Corvette C8.R at this year’s upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans over covid-19 outbreak concerns, it’s seeming more and more likely that race will end up being canceled.
Last week, Porsche pulled its Porsche GT Team from racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class, and now it’s GM with the Corvette … More
Celebs tend to make a lot of money, and often, that money is spent on fast cars. Some of these celebs should’ve gotten some driving lessons instead.
As public figures, not only do celebrities act as inspirational icons for the rest of the world but also offer us a lifestyle barometer which we all look up to now and then. Whether it is health, fitness, fashion, style trends or even cars, we have all been influenced by celebrity choices at some point.
Every one of us is guilty of looking up celebrity rides before going down to the local dealership or the jewelers before investing in a new timepiece. The business model for product endorsements is based around … More
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