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F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo and his mates explored the entire city of LA from east to west; including some killer Mexican food, dope lowriders, classic cars and an incredible canyon drive in some sweet sports cars.

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Fast father, fast son.

Danny Thompson, son of American racing legend Mickey Thompson, has set a land speed record at age 66. And it was a long time coming.

In 1960, Mickey hit Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in a streamlined car called Challenger that was built to set a land-speed record. And it did. Sort of.

He made a single 406.6 mph pass   …  More

Mickey Thompson Breaks 400 MPH Speed Barrier – 1960

Danny Thompson 402mph Run Dash Cam – Sunday, August 14, 2016

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The collector car market cratered in 1989-90.

What were the significant events that preceded the collapse?

1. Auction companies popped up everywhere trying to get a piece of a rapidly growing number of transactions, increasing prices and resulting commissions;
2. Cars sold to speculators, not collectors;
3. Individuals like Hans Thulin took on huge bets on the collector car market’s continued rise; Thulin eventually failed to consummate his purchase of GTO 3607 at Monaco in 1990 for $10.7 million and a year later it was sold   …  More

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It’s 1995 and Renault is in the middle of a period of F1 dominance that’ll stretch from 1992 to 1997. Its powerplants have just secured three Constructors’ Championships in a row, so what does a company do when it’s making the best engines in the world? It puts one into an Espace people carrier.

It may sound ridiculous, but it actually happened – and there’s a video too. The engine in question was 3.5-litre, 40-valve Renault RS5 V10, and came from a 1993 Williams F1 car. The only change Renault made to the engine was to increase its output from 515kW to 588kW – or around 800bhp. The result?   …  More

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