For a brief moment in the early 1980s, Tommy Byrne was arguably the world’s greatest driver – the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali rolled into one. His rise was meteoric and his fall spectacular. Crash and Burn is his story – how he became motor racing’s bad boy, who rose from humble beginnings in Dundalk, Ireland to be one of the hottest prospects of early 1980s Formula 1, mentioned in the same breath as Ayrton Senna, and how it all went wrong.
Friday, 24 March 2017 16:34
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Sebastien Bourdais went for a Sunday drive in his adopted American hometown, but it was far from leisurely. The Frenchman charged from last to first to win Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the opening race on the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Monday, 13 March 2017 12:06
At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on February 15, 2017, with a roster of special guests headlined by Canadian Formula 1 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve, the Toronto Star’s Norris McDonald hosted a sneak preview of the 50 Years of Grand Prix Racing in Canada special exhibit that will be on display throughout the Canadian International AutoShow on February 15-26.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:43
”We arrived in Paris first, only changing two wheels,” went a telegram sent from the French capital in August 1907 by Prince Scipione Borghese, who won the Peking to Paris race at the wheel of a Pirelli-equipped Itala with a huge advantage over his rivals. For that time, on those roads, it was an exceptional result achieved after 16,000 gruelling kilometres that punished drivers, cars and tires. It was also an adventure that brought the public’s attention to the performance and safety of a product that would soon become recognised by the famous Pirelli logo that is now a well-known sight all over the world.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:53
The 60th running of the “Leavitt Machinery” Knox Mountain Hillclimb will take place May 20-21, 2017 in the city of Kelowna, BC at Knox Mountain Park.
Friday, 10 February 2017 16:56
The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia has announced the 2017 British Columbia Historic Motor Races will be run on the weekend of August 19-20 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course in Mission, BC.
Friday, 10 February 2017 16:46
The Waterdown Legion Hall in Waterdown, ON held Flamboro Speedway’s annual Stadium and Speedway Hall of Fame Banquet.
Monday, 30 January 2017 14:21
The 2017 Edition of the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS), presented by Desjardins Insurance, wrapped up on Sunday, January 29, and organizers are very pleased to announce that 199,502 car lovers attended the Show from January 20-29, 2017.
Monday, 30 January 2017 13:18
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce a new Team Supplier agreement with OMP Racing ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season. Starting with the 2017 season, OMP, a world leading Italian company in the design and production of motorsport safety equipment, will provide Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with their new generation safety harnesses for the team’s Silver Arrows race cars.
Friday, 27 January 2017 10:20
Ted Moudis Associates (TMA), a leading architectural and interior design firm, has completed the design of NASCAR’s New York City office. The Daytona, Fla.-based racing organization has moved into a 1,400 square metre office space on the 40th floor of 590 Madison Avenue. NASCAR enlisted TMA’s services to design a new space that reflected its brand and corporate culture.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:37