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Modern Racing, Vintage Camera

Modern Racing, Vintage Camera

These days, smartphone videos are ubiquitous. But there was a time when the only way to capture footage was with a mechanical film camera. Nick Shirrell of filmgrainandoctane shoots modern day auto races using an old Canon Super 8 film camera, then layers in vintage voice tracks. The results are wonderfully retro.

World’s Fastest Tractor

World’s Fastest Tractor

Tractors are typically slow-moving behemoths. Williams Formula 1 teamed up with heavy equipment maker JCB to prove that isn’t always the case. This Fastrac tractor packs a 7.2L diesel engine, making 1000hp and 1843 lb-ft. of torque, upgraded with a ZF 6-speed manual, and other racing enhancements. Its top speed: 103.6 mph.

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Drifting Goodwood

Drifting Goodwood

Much of the year, Goodwood is a idyllic and luxurious UK Estate. But once a year, it’s transformed into the home of one of the greatest car shows in the world. While it’s best known for its Hillclimb event, these drivers want to get us excited about this year’s new drifting circuit.

Ford v Ferrari (Trailer)

Ford v Ferrari (Trailer)

Matt Damon stars as Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale plays race car driver Ken Miles in director James Mangold’s (Walk the Line, Logan) true story about how two upstarts took on massive obstacles to go up against Enzo Ferrari’s dominant team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Snakeybus

Snakeybus

Snakeybus is a casual game best described as a combination of Crazy Taxi and Snake. Drive through the city to pick up passengers, and as you drop off people, your bus grows in length, resulting in some insane crashes if you’re not careful. Coming to Steam 5/10/19.

Dangerous Driving

Dangerous Driving

From the creators of Burnout comes another stupid fun racing game about driving onto oncoming traffic and slamming into your opponents. Dangerous Driving features nine modes in both single and multiplayer. Available for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.

The Mid Night Club

The Mid Night Club

Drivetribe shares the mythical story of Japan’s most infamous street racing group, the Mid Night Club. Founded in 1987, the club was allegedly composed of rich businessmen and had strict requirements and rules about speed, skill, and safety.

Trials Rising

Trials Rising

The hilarious and challenging motorcycle platforming series returns to its old glory in Trials Rising. The game features a new Tandem Bike mode where two players control one bike. It’s available on PC and consoles, with the latter launching with two expansion packs.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Trailer)

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Trailer)

“I’ll do anything I can to get the best results possible. I’m not worried about dying.” From the producer of the critically-acclaimed documentaries Senna and Amy comes an unprecedented look at the drivers, the teams, and the families behind Formula 1 racing.

Rear View Prints

Rear View Prints

Rear View Prints makes beautiful illustrated posters of cars and race tracks. Whether you’re a hardcore F1 fan, a Porsche purist, or a pop culture maven, there’s something here for you. The posters come in various sizes and can be ordered with a black frame.

FR Legends for iOS

FR Legends for iOS

FR Legends is tearing up the iOS App Store with its blend of easy to learn mechanics and comprehensive customization. The free-to-play game lets you participate in drift battles, then use your earning to pick up upgrades such as engines and body kits.

World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

Motor Trend is back with its annual head-to-head challenge. This year, a dozen sports cars like the McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Huracán Performante, Chevy Corvette ZR1, and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS competed in the 1/4-mile race. Subscribers can watch the 1/2-miler.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye

Porsche Motorsport is showing off a rally-equipped concept version of its Cayman GT4 Clubsport racer. The 385hp racer has a sweet quad LED light pack on the hood, a ventilation scoop over the cabin, and a roll cage inside. We’d love to see Porsche in rally racing again.

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The Insane Logistics of Formula 1

The Insane Logistics of Formula 1

Formula One races take place in five continents every year, making logistics a big part of teams’ operation. Wendover Productions shows how months of planning makes it possible for teams to use trucks, buses and planes to transfer to different countries in just a couple of days.

Fastest Nürburgring Lap Ever

Fastest Nürburgring Lap Ever

We’ve seen fast cars run the Green Hell in just under 7 minutes, but we’ve never seen anything like Timo Bernhard’s record-shattering run in Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo – with a bonkers lap time of just 5 min, 19.55 sec – which smashed the long-standing record by 51+ seconds.

4 Days at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

4 Days at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

We recently flew to France with Toyota Gazoo Racing to spend 4 days immersed in the culture of the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. What we found was an engrossing experience that makes this a must-see event for any true automotive fanatic.

Forza Horizon 4 (Trailer)

Forza Horizon 4 (Trailer)

Race over 450 cars in picturesque Britain in the latest installment of the Xbox and Windows exclusive series. Forza Horizon 4 features a new dynamic season system, up to 72-player multiplayer and support for 4K and HDR video. The game drops 10/2/18.

F1: Inside the Helmet

F1: Inside the Helmet

We’ve seen lots of POV footage shot from cameras mounted inside race cars, or even on the outside of a helmet. But during the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix, driver Pierre Gasly wore a special helmet with a camera and microphone inside, for an even more immersive experience.

Monaco Grand Prix c. 1962

Monaco Grand Prix c. 1962

Take a trip back more than 55 years to the 1962 running of the famed Monaco Grand Prix. The in-car footage was shot long before GoPros and other action cameras existed, and required mounting a large 70mm film camera to one of the cars. From the German film Flying Clipper.

The Sights and Sounds of Sebring

The Sights and Sounds of Sebring

Our friends at Michelin recently sent us to the famed Sebring International Raceway to experience the 12 Hours of Sebring – America’s greatest endurance race. Rather than bore you with words, here’s a little taste of what we saw and heard on the track and in the pits.

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WipEout Omega Collection VR

WipEout Omega Collection VR

The PlayStation 4-exclusive enhanced collection of WipEout games now supports the PSVR virtual reality headset. Not only does it make the game more immersive and runs smoothly, it’s also the most natural way to play, letting you look around and ahead of corners.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered

The lightning fast and well-supported open world arcade racer Burnout Paradise is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One with remastered visuals, with up to 4K resolution and 60fps frame rate on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One. A Windows version is coming as well.

Dirt Co. Mint 400 Hats

Dirt Co. Mint 400 Hats

A series of snap back hats inspired by The Great American Off-Road Race – a 400 mile mad dash across the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. We love the gradient and trail of dust on the Mojave horizon hat and the racer taking flight on the black-and-white “Send It” hat.

Tethered Hydroplane Racing

Tethered Hydroplane Racing

In this unusual and long-running European sport, racers tether an insanely fast, motorized hydroplane to a center point and let it spin around wildly in a pool of water. Apparently, these things can reach speeds over 135 mph.

Motorsports Livery History Poster

Motorsports Livery History Poster

A must-own print for any fan of motorsports. DNBK. cataloged and digested down 69 iconic race liveries into a bold, colorful, and dynamic piece of wall art. Measures 18″ x 24″ for easy framing, and printed on acid-free archival stock. (Thanks Chris!)

Devbot Goes to Hong Kong

Devbot Goes to Hong Kong

More in-car footage of a Roborace prototype autonomous car as it flies through the twisty, turny street circuit set up for the Hong Kong E-Prix 2017. When you’re done with that pro driver Nicki Shields compete against the self-driving race car here.

Kart Kids

Kart Kids

Nowness presents an excerpt from Christopher Kippenberger’s upcoming documentary Kart Kids. The film, which Kippenberger has been shooting for the past decade, follows three kids in Germany’s go-kart racing scene. We can’t wait to see more of it.

World’s Greatest Drag Race 7

World’s Greatest Drag Race 7

Motor Trend held its annual quarter-mile drag race on Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 15,000ft.-long runway. The 12 competitors are the site’s favorite cars for 2017, including the Mercedes Benz AMG GTR, the Ferrari 488 GTB, and the Tesla Model S P100D.

The Last Peaceful Place on Earth

The Last Peaceful Place on Earth

Director Skylar Nielsen and cinematographers Josh Fletcher and Lance Clayton of Vita Brevis Films shot this awesome documentary short about the diehard automotive fanatics who turn out each year for Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in the isolated Utah desert.

2017 Pikes Peak POV

2017 Pikes Peak POV

You’ll be holding on for dear life watching this POV footage captured from inside driver Rhys Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe as he took a Time Attack Class 1 victory in the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Shout out to Will Roegge for the awesome 4K footage.

Micro Machines World Series

Micro Machines World Series

The classic top-down toy car race game is coming back bigger and better than ever. This time out, there’s online and local multiplayer, a weapon-filled battle mode, and games like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill. Drops 6/30/17 on PS4 and Xbox One.

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