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  • Buyer's Guide: Helmets (7280 views)

    By Bradley Iger on March 05, 2020 4:53 p.m.

    For all kinds of motorsport, even something as simple as autocross, a helmet is a necessary part of a driver’s gear. There are a lot of options out there, and trying to choose the right helmet can be tricky, especially with the cost involved. There are many factors to keep in mind when making the purchase, including but not limited to budget, brand, safety certification, fit, shelf life, and, of course, what sort of racing you’ll be using it for.

  • The 10 Best Auto Racing Helmets (75675 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 05, 2020 4:31 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...

  • 2003 MR2 Spyder At Buttonwillow: Blissful Momentum And 129 Wheel Horsepower (860 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 03, 2020 7 p.m.

    This past weekend, at an event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park hosted by Speed Ventures, prepped MR2 Spyder driver Julen Arellano pulled off an impressive 2:05.730 on its world-famous 13CW configuration. This is by no means any easy feat considering he’s got just 129 WHP to work with.

  • The 2020 WEC FIA Lone Star Le Mans In Photos (355 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 03, 2020 4:53 p.m.

    Winding Road Magazine photographer Nick Hrehor was in attendance at the FIA WEC Lone Star Le Mans race at COTA two weekends ago, and snapped quite a few great shots of all the action. Check out the photos below, as well as more over on the right in the photo album.

  • Post-Sebring 12 Hour, The Old-Timers Take Their Turn: 2020 HSR Spring Fling (269 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 01, 2020 11:22 p.m.

    While we’re all getting excited for the Sebring 12 Hour later this month, there are other great events going on around the same time at the legendary, ex-airfield track: the 2020 HSR Sebring Spring Fling.

  • The 2020 BMW 840i: The Pinnacle Of Modern 4-Door Luxury? (356 views)

    By Chris Amos on March 01, 2020 11:03 p.m.

    Ride along with us in BMW’s latest flagship 4-door (or rather, gran coupe) that’s got quite a legendary alphanumeric name to live up to.

  • Speed Secrets: How To Reel 'Em In (1092 views)

    By Ross Bentley on February 29, 2020 1:48 p.m.

    There is a justifiable concern amongst many automobile and driving enthusiasts about the way many teens (and even those in their 20's or 30's) have less of a passion for cars and driving than many older people. And some believe that the sport of performance and race driving may begin to suffer from fewer participants (if this hasn't happened already) as the "older" crowd "moves on." That's why I appreciate Ingrid Steffensen's article this week. As many of you know, a few years ago, Ingrid wrote a fun and interesting book, Fast Girl, that is all about how she - ...

  • Highlighted Podcast: Chris Harris Chats With Tiff Needell About All Things Racing And Auto Journalism (616 views)

    By Peter Nelson on February 28, 2020 12:22 p.m.

    We’ve come to quite like The Collecting Cars Podcast With Chris Harris. He’s interviewed some of the best in the racing and auto journalism spheres, which overlap in this episode. Harris sits down with the legendary Tiff Needell, who shares a lot of insight about his experience behind the wheel, as well as presenting on Top Gear, Fifth Gear, and Lovecars.

  • KTM's Little Carbon Beast Designed For GT2: The X-Bow GTX (1764 views)

    By Peter Nelson on February 27, 2020 6:25 p.m.

    KTM has announced the next iteration of their X-Bow, designed to compete in SRO GT2 later this year: the X-Bow GTX. Looking slightly less spaceship-like than the regular X-Bow, and a smidge more McLaren-like, the GTX weighs just 2200 lbs. and pumps out 600 horsepower from a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo sourced from their friends just 180 KM away in Ingolstadt: Audi.

  • Race Communications: How to Properly Mount an Antenna (925 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on February 27, 2020 5:24 p.m.

    Mounting your antenna properly determines the range and clarity of your two-way radios. A bad coaxial cable or an improperly mounted antenna can restrict two-way radio range from miles to feet.