The words â€œauto racingâ€ and â€œenvironmentally friendlyâ€ do not usually coincide too much, but it seems that is about to change with the launch of the new American Le Mans Green ChallengeTM series. The race will be both environmentally conscious and high performance â€“ thus blending these two spheres in one enjoyable event.
After nearly half a century of careful collection, Dr. Fredrick Simeone has seen fit to share his prize, joy and passion with the rest of the world. Located just a short distance off Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, this impressive museum is some 75 000 square feet in size and displays approximately 65 rare sport and racing cars with the sort of meticulous attention to detail that youâ€™d expect from a neurosurgeon. Fortunately Dr. Simeone is a neurosurgeon, and visitors to this fantastic museum will find that his passion and the painstaking effort that has no doubt gone into creating the exhibits was certainly not a waste of time.
Colin Braun is widely considered to be one of the bright rising stars in the world of American motor sports, and auto racing enthusiasts will no doubt be watching the progress of this talented young driver with intense interest in the years to come. Colin had already won two professional racing championships at the age of seventeen – a clear indication that he has what it takes to carve a memorable career in the competitive world of motor sport.
The NÃ¼rburgring race track in Germany needs no introduction to most auto racing enthusiasts. This legendary track has been in existence since the 1920s and combines a challenging and entertaining circuit with absolutely breathtaking scenery. This is the setting for the popular 24 Hours NÃ¼rburgring racing event. Inspired by the 24 Hour Le Mans and Spa 24 Hour, the 24 Hours NÃ¼rburgring is a GT and touring car endurance race.
The new Mazda Furai, which was unveiled at the 2008 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit in January, is causing some excitement in auto racing circles. Mazda have not yet officially confirmed whether the Furai â€“ meaning â€œsound of the windâ€ â€“ will be exclusively race oriented, giving rise to speculation that the traditional boundary distinguishing street-legal cars from single-purpose track cars is about to be breached.
One of the prime international auto shows in the world, the 2008 NAIAS, is set to take place from Saturday 19 January through to Sunday 27 January 2008. Companies in the automotive industry will have the opportunity to attend a preview of this much anticipated auto show on Wednesday 16 January and Thursday 17 January 2008, before it is opened to the general public.
For many car enthusiasts the true test of endurance is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Run every year since 1923, except 1936 for economic reasons and 1940-48 during the Second World War, this race has become the true test of a driver‘s ability and determination. The race takes place at Cirque de la Sarthe in the town of Le Mans and is considered by some to be the most famous automobile race in the world.
He may be F1‘s most successfull driver, but that doesn’t mean the 2006 Formula One season is any easier for him. Michael Schumacher has come a long way from his first cart race at age five, to his current number 5 position in the 2006 F1 standings. From the time he became German Junior Champion in 1984, anyone associated with racing knew Schumacher had the gifts to really make an impact on the sport.
The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence, and sheer bravery is required to win in Monte Carlo, facets which highlight the differences between the great and the good in Formula One.