A few years ago, a concept car called the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC was unleashed upon the world, built using stock parts from the then-brand-new production Nissan Leaf. People thought it was interesting, but it wasn’t taken all that seriously. An electric race car? Cool story, they said, but the internal combustion engine will live […]
If you watched the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend, you might have seen an Audi R8 LMS GT3 with a huge maple leaf on the side and wondered what the deal was. It was Audi Canada’s way of announcing it’s officially in the motorsport business. Read more at Wheels.ca.
There are Canadians everywhere in racing. From open-wheel to stock cars, sports cars, and junior series; from drivers to crew chiefs and engineers and tire changers and just about every position in between, if a mechanical thing on wheels is going fast around a racetrack, you can bet that at some level there’s a Canadian involved. […]
Every race weekend seems to bring a new challenge for Jason Riley. But he perseveres now for same reason he has for the last 10 years: his son Austin is autistic, and every day Jason sees what a difference participating in motorsport makes in Austin’s life. Read more at Wheels.ca.
Is Canada one of the best grassroots open-wheel racing destinations anywhere? Josef Newgarden, who will be in town later this week to race in next Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, thinks so. That’s right: the 27-year-old reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, who is as American as apple pie hailing from Hendersonville, Tenn., happily heaps praise on […]
Al Unser Jr. won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach six times and earned himself a nickname that has stuck: King of the Beach. But here in Toronto, there’s an even stronger record of dominance that stands to this day. Michael Andretti has won the race that’s now known as the Honda Indy Toronto […]
Remember when we thought Toyota was going to show a production version of the new Supra at the Geneva auto show this past spring, and then it turned out to be a concept for a race car? They’re back to tease us again, and it’s still not with the production car. That’s right – it’s […]
You’ve heard the song Turning Japanese? Well, Toyota USA is flipping the script: There’s a great deal that’s turned American about the company’s operations in the United States, and the folks there have found a unique way to let people know about it: through NASCAR. Read more at AutoGuide.com.
Could it be — an FIA World Rally Championship round in Canada, for the first time since 1979? A group is working on it, and it needs your support to get it over the line. Read more at Autofocus.ca.