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  • Speed Secrets: This Is Easy (989 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 20, 2020 10:14 a.m.

    Do you remember your first driving experience at a track event? For most people it was, "Wow, what an eye opener." For me it was even more. It became an identity crisis.

  • Review: 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD – Sharper Looks, Still A Good Value (711 views)

    By Peter Nelson on October 16, 2020 2:04 p.m.

    Recently, we were lent the brand-new 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD for a couple of days. When we took delivery, we immediately noticed some nice upgrades over the previous, 2020 Lexus lineup. We wouldn’t say these are significant upgrades, but rather the slow-and-steady, gradually-over-time type, which has proven to be a successful strategy for the Japanese luxury brand.

  • Gear Spotlight: Sparco's QRT-R Racing Seat (979 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 15, 2020 10:43 a.m.

    We really like the Sparco QRT-R. From our own personal usage, as well as hearing feedback from customers, it’s a comfortable seat that accompanies taller/larger drivers well, and thanks to its dimensions can fit into a lot of smaller vehicles’ interiors.

  • 6 Commonly Forgotten Road Trip Expenses (110 views)

    By Guest Contributor on October 14, 2020 11:42 a.m.

    Road trips are exciting. From seeing new things, spending quality time with others, and reaching each destination, many people choose to take time to hit the road. While fun, road trips still require a lot of planning and preparation. Figuring out mileage, where to stop, who is driving, and what car to take are just a few things every road tripper should take time to do before the trip.

  • Spec MX-5: Thrilling Wrap To Regular Season at Sonoma Raceway (82 views)

    By Tom Martin on October 13, 2020 12:29 p.m.

    Spec MX-5 Challenge National Series, West Regional Series and Invitational drivers met in Northern California at picturesque Sonoma Raceway for the final round of regular season racing. With 14 drivers, the West Region and National championships on the line, plus Invitational carryover points to be awarded to new drivers, this event was slated to have a significant impact on the Championship in November.

  • Spec 986 And Spec Boxster (14881 views)

    By Tom Martin on October 13, 2020 9:26 a.m.

    If you are thinking about what classes are a step up from Spec Miata, but still affordable, running a class based on Porsche Boxsters has some intuitive appeal. You get a sexier car, with a mid-engine layout and more power. You retain a spec class, with the advantages that has for car counts and close racing. Let’s take a closer look at the results.

  • The Mysterious Origins Of The Checkered Flag (9548 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 13, 2020 9:22 a.m.

    Time for a little history lesson, along with solving a mystery. This week, E. Paul Dickinson covers a topic that I hadn't previously put much thought into, but then wondered about. I'll leave it to him to explain this interesting mystery.

  • Quick Review: One Year Later With The Hyundai Veloster N -- Still A Riot? (722 views)

    By Peter Nelson on October 08, 2020 3:44 p.m.

    Continuing the theme of modern hot hatches that pack a ton of performance for the price, we recently had a go in a 2020 Hyundai Veloster N, about one year after we initially gave it a thorough review.

  • The Best Head and Neck Restraint Systems (6590 views)

    By Bradley Iger on October 08, 2020 8:42 a.m.

    In road racing, all sanctioning bodies require you to wear a head and neck restraint (HNR device). While the details may seem a bit gruesome, the reasoning should be enough to convince you that HNR devices are a great invention. If you think about it, your torso is strapped into the car. If you and hit a barrier or another car, your car will stop – potentially very quickly.

  • It's Not Just The Car: Hamilton's Impressive Drive At The Spanish Grand Prix (474 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 06, 2020 12:33 p.m.

    Laurence talks about Hamilton’s performance at the Spanish Grand Prix a few months back, where he carved out an eight-second lead and then never looked back. The overall point he’s making is its unfair to say it was all in the car; Hamilton is a tremendous athlete, who’s always striving to do everything little thing he can to have an edge.