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turbo_dynamics_girls1Situated in Wellingborough, Northants Santa Pod Raceway is a popular destination for motorsport fans and attracts people of all ages to its central location in England. Known to be the home of European Drag Racing, Santa Pod is suitably sponsored by one of the world’s leading turbocharger companies, Turbo Dynamics.

The renowned company, also known as TD, has sponsored the raceway since January 2008 and has a presence at a number of the events with staff and TD girls. As well as designing bespoke hybrid turbos for drag, race and rally applications, the company also supply standard turbos for all car makes and service, upgrade and modify turbos…  More info…

With the Daytona 500 fewer than two weeks away, three-time champ and Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip shares his thoughts on the upcoming season.

Q: How excited are you to get away from the bad news of the offseason and into racing?
A: Offseasons are always kind of chaotic. You’ve got all these people, and more now than we ever had before, telling you what’s wrong with the sport and how to fix it. That’s what happens when you have a little lull in the activity. Once we get back into racing, it’s more about what’s going on at the track and on the track than it is what’s going on away from the track. A lot of the things we’ve been reading about and hearing about, we’ll be able to put those things to rest. We’re going to have plenty of cars at Daytona. We’re going to have a lot of new teams that are going to show up. I don’t know how long they’re going to be able to hang. But the excitement Daytona generates is a great way to start off the year, particularly this year, when there’s been kind of a lot of gloom and doom.

Q: How big of a deal will it be if Jimmie Johnson wins four titles in a row?
A: I think it’s huge. I really think they can do it. Obviously, the competition is going to come from probably the Roush camp. It looks like it’ll be Carl (Edwards) and Kyle (Busch). But until someone shows me they can go mistake free…  More info…


A deadline is fast approaching on February 10 that could potentially be deadly for the youth motorcycle and ATV market. In less than two weeks, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, enacted August 14 of last year, will go into effect and ban all products designed for children ages 12 or under which contain lead over specified limits. The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and Motorcycle Industry Council are attempting to get an exemption for ATV and motorcycle parts…
…What exactly happens on Feb 10 for motorcycle dealers?
“On February 10 large inventories of motorcycle and ATV products that present no health risk to children could be rendered retroactively illegal and future products prohibited from sale. These products may need to be destroyed resulting in severe hardship for dealers and manufacturers in the motorcycle industry. Along with the current state of the economy, this may be a hit that dealers and manufacturers will not be able to recover from…  More Info…


Stuttgart based sports car maker Porsche is a little more than seven decades old now, ever since the first car to bear the name “Porsche” was unveiled back in spring 1948; the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster. But way before that, about the time when Austrian Ferdinand Porsche unveiled the ever so significant Volkswagen Beetle to the world, the great automotive engineer was already building cars since the year 1900 when he developed an electrical hub drive which actually powered the world’s first vehicle with a hybrid gasoline-electric propulsion system.

Ferdinand’s son, Ferry Porsche also continued his father’s work as he operated Porsche AG in Stuttgart, Germany. To help highlight Porsche’s achievement as a company, and to give enthusiasts today a glimpse of Porsche’s glorious past, the auto maker made available a museum which only offered a total of 20 exhibits, which wasn’t enough to allow visitors to fully appreciate the brand.   More Info…