By Winding Road Staff on October 24, 2014 6:06 p.m.
Chris Workman is a race fan, certified car guy, and father of three. As Chris explains it, his passion for all things automotive began when he attended an IndyCar race at Road America as a boy with his brother and father. Now Chris would like to provide a similar pathway for future gearheads to fall in love cars by way of The Longest Day, a self-published book that captures this moment through eye of a young boy who falls in love with racing through a bonding experience with his father. But in order to get the project off the ground, ...
By Ronan Glon on October 24, 2014 4:03 p.m.
For decades, car manufacturers from all around the world have turned to racing in a bid to prove their cars’ technical superiority and boost their overall brand image. How many times have you read the term “race-derived” in a road test, a press release or a sales brochure?
WR TV: 2015 Ferrari California T (78 views)
By Winding Road Staff on October 24, 2014 2:45 p.m.
For 2015, Ferrari’s best-selling vehicle becomes the first turbocharged road car from Maranello in 25 years. Perhaps seen as a concession to tightening emissions and fuel economy standards, any notion of the California’s reduced displacement and newfound forced induction as a drawback goes right out the window when you see and hear what it’s now capable of.
By Ross Bentley on October 20, 2014 7:37 p.m.
Many fans and enthusiasts talk about or hear pro drivers and their engineers discuss the "diff" or "differential." It's a part of the car that is NOT easily changed and adjusted by the average high performance track day driver, but knowing how the different types of diffs behave can help you understand the handling of your car and what you can do to improve it. Then you can get a smart, experienced driver coach to help you drive around the limitations of the diff that's in your car, or hire a smart race engineer to change or adjust it for ...
WR TV: 2014 Ford Focus ST (632 views)
By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2014 7:05 p.m.
This week we find ourselves behind the wheel of another factory-built hot hatch. Much like the Fiesta we featured in September, the Focus also gets a thorough high performance reworking for ST duty from Ford’s engineers.
By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2014 5:34 p.m.
The latest buzz around the sports car water cooler is that a refreshed Porsche 911 lineup, due in autumn of 2015, will signal the end of natural aspiration in the Carrera and Carrera S 911s, with a switch to smaller displacement and turbocharging in the name of addressing ever-tightening fuel economy and emissions standards. But in case this comes as a bit of bad news to some enthusiasts, there is a silver lining here.
By Ben Hsu on October 20, 2014 3:42 p.m.
Calsonic blue, Autobacs orange, Takata green. Show any Millennial gearhead these racing liveries and they'll recognize them faster than a Baby Boomer can scream "Gulf!" It matters not to these youngsters that their beloved red and silver Zent racers advertise a chain of seedy Japanese pachinko casinos, (a fact most native English speakers aren't aware of) or that they'll never set foot in one, what's important is that these cars raced in SuperGT.
By Bradley Iger on October 17, 2014 8:52 p.m.
The Ariel Atom has been distorting faces here in the US since 2008 by way of TMI Auto Tech, the Ariel Atom’s exclusive manufacture in the States since 2008. The 3S, TMI’s newest offering, is US-only version of Atom that falls between the standard 240 horsepower Ariel Atom and the completely bananas supercharged V8 model that cranks out 500 horsepower. But lest you think the 3S might be a performance compromise, let’s take a look at some of the numbers.
WRR TV: Tire Failure or Red Mist? (188 views)
By Bradley Iger on October 17, 2014 6:37 p.m.
Ride along with Dean Martin in the #50 Picture Cars East/Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302S during Race 2 at Sonoma Raceway during the Pirelli World Challenge GTS race on Sunday August 24th. After an exciting first lap and a promising first half of the race in which Martin gains numerous positions, a perceptible drop in pace begins to be accompanied by noticeably less composed laps.
Classic: Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 (87 views)
By Ronan Glon on October 17, 2014 12:50 p.m.
A small team of Alfa Romeo engineers began developing the Tipo 33 racer in 1964. Largely controlled by the Italian government, Milan-based Alfa was eager to return to the track after a nearly 15-year long absence.