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INDY 500 HITS 100 RACES SUNDAY: LIVING CHAMPS CHOOSE 5 BEST!

INDY 500 HITS 100 RACES SUNDAY: LIVING CHAMPS CHOOSE 5 BEST!

This Sunday will be the 100th time the Indy 500 race has run.  Here are the five most awesome races according to 27 living Indy 500 champions.

What makes for an unforgettable race?  Unforgettable final lap!

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SKIP BARBER, ADAM CAROLLA AND DON PANOZ WANT TO GET SOME THINGS OFF THEIR CHEST!

SKIP BARBER, ADAM CAROLLA AND DON PANOZ WANT TO GET SOME THINGS OFF THEIR CHEST!

The Car Culture is teeming with colorful and accomplished people. But it’s surprising how down to earth and philosophical so many are.

No surprise to Mark Greene, though. He has interviewed almost 500 MAJOR car nuts in a couple of years.

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YOU HAVEN’T SEEN STUPID UNTIL YOU HAVE WITNESSED THE *TRAIN OF DEATH*

YOU HAVEN’T SEEN STUPID UNTIL YOU HAVE WITNESSED THE *TRAIN OF DEATH*

You have not seen the stupidest car race in the world … YET!  But we will fix that with video from The Train of Death in Varney, Ontario.  Link a mule team of 3 stock cars together and race against similarly tethered teams.

Wow, it’s stupid, it’s Spartacus… but murderous fun to watch!

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SURE GREAT TO BE *FERRARI* WHEN THEY DIVVY UP THE F1 PIE!

SURE GREAT TO BE *FERRARI* WHEN THEY DIVVY UP THE F1 PIE!

When the F1 teams reach their hands out for their share of F1 revenue, Ferrari gets to dip its beak in every other team’s pie! That’s according to Blogger Total Sportek stunning revelation about the 2015 payouts.

What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine…

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NICO ROSBERG WINS MEXICAN GRAND PRIX, “SO THERE, LEWIS!”

NICO ROSBERG WINS MEXICAN GRAND PRIX, “SO THERE, LEWIS!”

What was winner Nico Rosberg humming beneath his breath when he shook hands with runner-up Lewis Hamilton on the way to the podium?

Sounded like “La Cucaracha“?!?

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MAY WE PUSH YOUR BUTTONS? 1956 FERRARI 290 MM

MAY WE PUSH YOUR BUTTONS? 1956 FERRARI 290 MM

RM Sotheby’s must be licking their chops. [slurp] On December 10, the auction house will be putting the most exceptional of the four Ferrari 290 MM ever made on the block.

Look at the legends who sat behind the wheel!

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DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE: LEWIS HAMILTON WINS IT ALL

DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE: LEWIS HAMILTON WINS IT ALL

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Drivers championship in Austin today.  That’s because he won the US Grand Prix in Austin.  Probably not too many bars on Austin’s famed 6th Street turned down the honky-tonk music to make the announcement.

But Lewis was sure dancing on the podium….

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VETTEL WILL WIN BASED ON NFL ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS

VETTEL WILL WIN BASED ON NFL ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS

Based on careful analysis of NFL quarterbacks and similarity to drivers, Legendary Car Guy makes his prediction for Austin’s Formula 1 race.   He has the winner to be the Tom Brady of F1…

This guy.

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PEOPLE GOTTA QUIT SAYING YOUNGSTERS DON’T LOVE CARS

PEOPLE GOTTA QUIT SAYING YOUNGSTERS DON’T LOVE CARS

A domestic battle is ranging around me. – Is that supposed to be a T Rex you just drew? Why is it parked next to that yacht? Throw the plush squirrel and the dog will go fetch it. If the spirit moves him, he might even return it…

and so it goes when “Married with Children” move in a for a few days…

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VETTEL IS SWELL AS HE DOMINATES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

VETTEL IS SWELL AS HE DOMINATES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Ferrari happy as can be!  Sebastian Vettel wins his fourth Singapore Grand Prix in five years.  His Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen takes third.  And a spectator strolls happily along the track in the middle of the race. [UPDATE]

What happened to Lewis Hamilton?

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PETER BROCK, WAYNE CARINI, MAGNUS WALKER, JEFF ZWART SPEAK OUT

PETER BROCK, WAYNE CARINI, MAGNUS WALKER, JEFF ZWART SPEAK OUT

Mark Greene has already interviewed over 300 luminaries or otherwise interesting denizens of the car culture. He delves into their fascinating pasts and passions.

He invites you to meet the people behind the machines…

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FORMULA 1 TO HAVE ITS OWN DEFLATEGATE?

FORMULA 1 TO HAVE ITS OWN DEFLATEGATE?

It sure looked like Lewis Hamilton had won his third Monza, and added a 6th victory for 2015.  But wait! Race stewards are conducting an investigation!  Is the race not over?

UPDATE: Stewards let Hamilton keep title, tire pressure no big deal…

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LAUDA MAKES LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICK HAMILTON

LAUDA MAKES LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICK HAMILTON

Italian Grand Prix at Monza and “same old, same old” Hamilton takes pole.  Niki Lauda cuffs Rosberg for mediocre grid position.  Legendary Car Guy wants to stick with Lauda…

But maybe he gets a mysterious call…

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WALLPAPER TO THRILL YOU EVERY MORNING

WALLPAPER TO THRILL YOU EVERY MORNING

AFAS artist Charles Maher has provided us a high res image of this spectacular painting of an Alfa Monza 8c 2600.  Download it to provide a vivid background to your computer, laptop or tablet.

There is more to know behind this picture…

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BELGIAN GRAND PRIX NO TROUBLE FOR HAMILTON (WINNER)

BELGIAN GRAND PRIX NO TROUBLE FOR HAMILTON (WINNER)

Lewis Hamilton has just won the Belgian Grand Prix, leading from start to finish.  Nico Rosberg had a messy start but by the time the leaders had all pitted, he had found his accustomed slot in second.

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MONOLOGUE UPDATE! REAR WHEEL EXPLOSION ROCKS NICO ROSBERG IN PRACTICE

MONOLOGUE UPDATE! REAR WHEEL EXPLOSION ROCKS NICO ROSBERG IN PRACTICE

“Oh dear, that’s not good…” thought Nico Rosberg as he careened crazily after a gigundo blow-out on the 2nd day of practice runs at Belgian GP.

No one hurt but Nico admits he was shaking… (see update to internal monologue)

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EAVESDROP ON INTERIOR MONOLOGUE OF NICO ROSBERG ABOUT BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

EAVESDROP ON INTERIOR MONOLOGUE OF NICO ROSBERG ABOUT BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Everyone has a constant interior monologue going on in their head. It’s the voice that is figuring things out, making choices, giving you feelings.

We were able to *tap into* Nico Rosberg’s interior monologue as he muses about his chances in the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday. Want to hear it?

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WALLPAPER WEEKENDS #1: Ford GT40 Gulf Le Mans 1968

WALLPAPER WEEKENDS #1: Ford GT40 Gulf Le Mans 1968

We expect to offer fantastic high resolution images for your downloading pleasure most if not every weekend.  If you have a  high res image you think would make a great screensaver, please let us know!

To download the wallpaper, click on Read More…

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WHY WAS STEVE MCQUEEN SO COOL? GRAPHIC NOVEL TELLS ALL!

WHY WAS STEVE MCQUEEN SO COOL? GRAPHIC NOVEL TELLS ALL!

Nowadays anything Steve McQueen drove, wore or touched sells for beaucoup bucks. It’s because he was the “KING OF COOL.”

Now there is a graphic novel to show you why…

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VETTEL BEATS THE MERCEDES IN HUNGARIAN THRILLER !!

VETTEL BEATS THE MERCEDES IN HUNGARIAN THRILLER !!

The Hungarian Grand Prix was some bitter goulash for the Silver Arrows team. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel drove away from the start. Remember last race when Williams got the fast jump? This time Hamilton swamped himself with rash mistakes.

… my worse race in seven years,” admitted Hamilton.

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FREE RESOURCE: 90 YEARS OF RACING HISTORY ON YOUR SCREEN

FREE RESOURCE: 90 YEARS OF RACING HISTORY ON YOUR SCREEN

Motor Sport magazine has opened its archives to 90 years of articles covering motor sports.  Every issue is accessible and searchable.  Think of all the historic and Grand Prix races!

Fun to read history as it’s reported as it unfolds…

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LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICKS ROSBERG FOR HUNGARY GP

LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICKS ROSBERG FOR HUNGARY GP

“Rosberg” whispered Legendary Car Guy when asked who would win the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix.  He hated to pick a favorite – one of the two Mercedes drivers – but the evidence is there.

Update: uh, oh Lewis got pole again …

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BIZZARRINI P538 – A GIFT FROM THE GODS OF DESIGN

BIZZARRINI P538 – A GIFT FROM THE GODS OF DESIGN

Rakish. Rapturous.  Ecstatic.  *Bizzarrini* sounds like the name of one of heads of the five families (Godfather I), but this sports car just slays you with its looks.  A Bizzarrini P538 is emerging from the diaspora of rare Italian sports cars of the sixties and will be sold in a couple of weeks.

Gather around, and hear the tale…

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FREE RESOURCE: PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEGENDS FROM GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

FREE RESOURCE: PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEGENDS FROM GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Part of the glorious Goodwood Festival of Speed is creation of the *Goodwood Greats* – the legendary cars invited to Goodwood exquisitely photographed by top commercial shooter Antony Fraser. You have access to these pix!

Think wallpaper for your computer screen…

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