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  • Review: 2020 Mercedes AMG C63 S Sedan -- Modern Brute-Force Fun (690 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 11, 2020 7:58 p.m.

    In the case of our week with the 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG C63 S sedan, it’s a little hard to avoid using a healthy helping of hyperbole. Photos and its published weight made it seem like a big sedan, but the proportions and dimensions proved otherwise. The way it accelerated, cornered, and braked proved otherwise as well.

  • SoCal Storage That Raises The Bar (And Car) Really High -- Westside Collector Car Storage (532 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 11, 2020 4:10 p.m.

    Storage space of all kinds comes with a massive premium in Southern California. Keeping a valuable second, third, fourth, etc. car is not only a space concern, but also often a security concern, especially when it’s a gorgeous work of rare art like a vintage Maserati, or high-end Porsche 911 continuation. Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire and his crew at Westside Collector Car Storage have all of this covered however: space, convenience, security, and much more.

  • Five Reasons The SmartyCam Is The Best Video Camera For Racing (3820 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 09, 2020 5:34 p.m.

    Our favorite video camera for racing is the AiM SmartyCam GP HD 2.2. From Winding Road Racing crew, to pro and amateur drivers, pretty everyone agrees that the SmartyCam is a great solution.

  • The Guide to Road Racing, Part 2: Getting Started - Safety Gear (6765 views)

    By Bradley Iger on September 05, 2020 2:54 p.m.

    With the Novice Permit secured and the light reading of the 2014 SCCA rulebook to tide us over until Buttonwillow, we set our sights on procuring the necessary safety gear we'd need for Cal Club Super School. We're starting from scratch here, so we needed a helmet, a racing suit, gloves, and shoes. We also opted to use a balaclava and Nomex socks as well, though their inclusion is not required by the SCCA. Here's a look at what we got and why we got it.

  • Speed Secrets: Physics For Gearheads (2165 views)

    By Ross Bentley on September 05, 2020 2:49 p.m.

    Randy holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and for 30 years has been an automotive engineer at General Motors, where he is a technical specialist in noise and vibration (N&V) at their proving ground in Milford, MI. He has published numerous papers on powertrain N&V, and holds three patents. His first assignment at GM was the enviable task of developing Corvettes for minimized “rough road shake.” Randy sent this week's feature article on a Saturday evening, right in the middle of driving his Cayman in a 2-day track event at Putnam Park. So you know that he not only knows ...

  • Snell 2020 Helmets Are Coming Soon! Here's What You Need To Know (1631 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 04, 2020 2:30 p.m.

    Snell SA2020 helmets will be here soon! Here are some important FAQs about the new rating, especially when they will become available.

  • Might Toyota Have A Go At North American TCR In 2021? (249 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 03, 2020 5:01 p.m.

    Might Toyota give TCR a go in 2021 or 2022? We do some analysis.

  • The Best Gear To Organize Your Race Trailer (1676 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 03, 2020 8:56 a.m.

    As the first wave of cool, fall air hits many parts of the country, you might think of planning some off-season upgrades to your towing rig.

  • The Most Tech-Heavy Benz Ever? The New Mercedes Benz S-Class (97 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 02, 2020 4:22 p.m.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the new S-Class has debuted, and it really is something to behold. Featuring a new level of tech, luxury, and opulence, the S-Class is the culmination of everything that makes modern MB a brand we’ve grown quite fond of. Check out the press release below!

  • The Volvo P1800 Cyan -- The Best Re-Imagination Sportscar Yet? (153 views)

    By Peter Nelson on September 02, 2020 11:50 a.m.

    World Touring Car powerhouse Cyan Racing has revealed their Volvo P1800 Cyan, an absolutely gorgeous interpretation of the classic Swedish sportscar that has some pretty impressive specs. Under the long hood is a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is based on the same engine as used in their world title-winning Volvo S60 TC1 race car, producing 420 horsepower and has a redline of 7700 RPM. Its gearbox is a 5-speed manual unit produced by Holinger, which is connected to a limited slip differential that sends power to the rear wheels to make the most of all this power.