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  • Review: 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition -- The King Of The Mountain (120 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 25, 2020 5:28 p.m.

    The Toyota Land Cruiser is like the guitar riff in Dio’s quintessential metal song Rainbow in the Dark. It’s heavy, it’s withstood the test of time, has enthusiasts across a wide spectrum (everyone who enjoys rock n’ roll ought to love this song), and has been reliably getting people stoked for a very long time. We really enjoyed the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition. We fully understand why Land Cruisers are so popular, why Toyota can get away with throwing mid-aughts infotainment tech in them, and why they’re as capable as they are. We certainly hope the Japanese powerhouse ...

  • Gear Review: The Garmin Catalyst Driving Performance Optimizer -- The Best Lap Timer? (836 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 24, 2020 12:51 p.m.

    All-in-all, we really enjoyed using and reviewing the Garmin Catalyst Driving Performance Optimizer for HPDE/track day purposes. Being super easy to setup, use, and review was a huge benefit, and being able to review video and data as soon as we took our helmet off meant no time was wasted. This could be a huge benefit for coaches who normally import data to a laptop, and then go over sessions with their drivers.

  • The New BMW M3 And M4 -- There's Solid Reasoning Behind The Elongated Kidney Grille (135 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 22, 2020 7:29 p.m.

    The new BMW M3 and M4 have finally, officially been revealed, and the specs look quite tantalizing.

  • Buyer's Guide: Racing Shoes (2667 views)

    By Bradley Iger on September 22, 2020 10:10 a.m.

    Previously, we've gotten your hands, head, eyes, backside and body ready for race duty. But what about your feet?

  • The Guide to Road Racing, Part 8: Passing Etiquette (19489 views)

    By Tom Martin on September 22, 2020 9:59 a.m.

    Like many sports, racing has written and unwritten rules. And, just like other sports, it is the unwritten rules that can often get you in the most trouble or lead to the biggest misunderstandings.

  • Speed Secrets: The Approach to Fast Turns (2229 views)

    By Ross Bentley on September 22, 2020 9:49 a.m.

    The big, fast, and hairy turns are often the ones that separate the winners from the also-rans, right? Most often, it’s the fast turns where you stand to gain the most in terms of lap time.

  • McLaren Senna GTR LM: Five Unique, Extraordinary Cars Inspired By McLaren F1 GTRs (79 views)

    By Guest Contributor on September 17, 2020 6:37 p.m.

    Five unique McLaren Senna GTRs, created in celebration of the McLaren F1 GTR race cars that dominated the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in an astonishing display of motorsport achievement that included overall victory, are today revealed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

  • The 10 Best Auto Racing Helmets (76295 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 16, 2020 5:27 p.m.

    Whether you are road racing, doing a track day, running autocross, driving circle track or participating in High-Performance Driver Education, you need a helmet. But it can be confusing when it comes to actually buying one. There are a lot of choices and sometimes the differences aren’t obvious. To give you some help, we recently reviewed 59 helmets from...

  • The First Girls-Only, All-Female Team Takes To The Nürburgring 24-Hour (509 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 16, 2020 11:45 a.m.

    It’s great seeing more and more women getting behind the wheel in professional racing, piloting many different platforms and at all levels. Recently, we caught wind of a team competing in the upcoming 24 Hours of the Nürburgring which not only has an all-female driver list, but all-female crew as well. The Giti Tire WS Racing team will campaign a TCR VW GTI next weekend at the legendary race, and is carrying a lot of momentum from their previous German endurance racing entries.

  • The Guide To Road Racing: What Is A Tech Inspection? (1127 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 12, 2020 3:47 p.m.

    There is plenty of confusion about what an annual tech inspection of your race car actually covers. Here is a simple guide to help you understand.