Bruce McLaren

50 years after his death, a hip-hip-hurrah for Bruce McLaren

June 2, 1970, was a Tuesday. As usual, I arrived at the newspaper office around 5 a.m. to start working my way...

The Testarossa and the state trooper

Needless to say, I was worried when I pulled into my driveway and the state trooper pulled in next to me, lights...
Bruce Canepa

The Journal Podcast: Bruce Canepa

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6NjUjfk3edrH247uJqEljD "I will drive combustion engines until I die..." A deep and very frank conversation with one of the best known collectors in the hobby...
board track

From the beach to the boards, we’ve raced cars in some very strange places

A delightful story arrived in my inbox recently. Headlined “The six weirdest places F1 has raced,” it was written by Ben Miles...
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

A lament for the month of May

May. The rites of spring. Memorial Day Sunday. Monaco, Indy, Charlotte. Monday was always spent at a cemetery honoring the American war dead ,...

Hanging from the harness, wheels pointed toward the sky

Doug Shepherd and I were hanging there, suspended just above the roof of what was left of the Toyota Celica All-Trac, it’s...

The Journal Podcast: Building and testing the Ford GT with Rich Roback

This week we speak with Rich Roback, a builder and test driver on Ford's GT program. To celebrate their victories in international endurance racing,...

A youthful — and European — perspective on cars and driving

My name is Lars Madsen. I’m 25 years old and studying for a Masters in Business Administration degree at Southern Danish University...

The Journal Podcast: The Tech Shortage Crisis

This week on the Journal Podcast we talk with Tech Force CEO Jennifer Maher about the near-crisis level shortage of skilled automotive technicians and...
BRE Datsun

Against All Odds: The BRE Datsun 510 Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rujxd5Grxb4 Say three names in one sentence: Brock, Morton, Datsun, and pretty much any roomful of car enthusiasts will pause.