HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in a cash-strapped quest for ultimate off-road glory.
Formula Drift kicked off its 9th championship season, laying a thick cloud of smoke at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is Mitch Allread’s custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one of the coolest things on the road today.
The International Auto Show is in town which means tons of cool new cars are about to be unveiled to the masses, but before they get their chance, we got a sneak peak at what’s in store this year. While some of it was expected, automakers had a few surprises ready to blow our minds.
The 2012 NY International Auto Show opened to the press this morning and we got past the guards to give you a sneak peek of the 25 cars you won’t want to miss. Some new, some old, but all remarkable.
257.7 mph is ridiculously, incomprehensibly fast for the average person. Sean Kennedy is not your average person. That’s the speed he posted as the new world record after one mile from a dead stop. A big credit goes to his Hennessey-modified twin turbo Ford GT cranking out 2,000 horsepower, most of which can probably be attributed to that sweet camo wrap.
Ken Block hoons it up at the Igora Park ski resort outside of St. Petersburg, Russia in the Ford Focus RS WRC for the Pirelli Winter Attraction. Filmed over 6 days with 150+ journalist ride-alongs on a short rally course running through the resort.
Ford asked me to spend the day whipping a few of their new Police Interceptors around a closed course with a professional race instructor. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.