Welcome to Whoopocalypse Now! This is the first of an 8 episode series documenting my road to the Baja 1000. I’ll be racing with 16-year-old rising star Jax Redline, in a Trophy Truck (built by Geiser Bros) – so, to make things interesting, we’re putting Jax behind the wheel of one of my favorite rally cars (my Ford Escort Cossie V2) so that he can further his own skill set in a rally race! We’ve even wrapped it in the same “It’s A Living” livery as my Subaru STI & Tuthill Safari Porsche rally cars. – Ken Block
FormulaOne? announced today that #Miami? will be hosting a new race in 2022 in the “Magic City” famous for laidback seaside vibes and Latin-American influences. Here is all you need to know:
– The Miami Grand Prix race will be the first in Florida since 1959 and will be held on an exciting new layout at the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens – home to the NFL’s iconic Miami Dolphins franchise.
– The date of the race has yet to be confirmed, however the 2022 event will be the first in a 10-year deal and it means the USA will host two races in motorsport’s blue-riband event from next season.
– Miami will be the 11th USA location that Formula One has raced in after Indianapolis, Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix and Circuit of The Americas in Austin.
Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something that both blew his mind and changed his life: a handful of old, stripped-down cars bouncing across the sand.
It sure would be fun to get behind the wheel of one of those, Meyers thought, if only they weren’t so ugly and didn’t appear so uncomfortable. He built his own solution: a “dune buggy” fashioned out of lightweight fiberglass mounted on four oversized tires with two bug-eyed looking headlights and a blindingly bright paint job.
The result would become both an overnight automotive sensation and one of the talismans of California surf culture, especially when he created a space in the back to … More
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