Trans Am at Circuit of the Americas – Racing in the Aftermath

Trans Am at COTA

I wanted to check out Elkhart Lake.  Road America is one of the most famous and celebrated tracks in the country, and since Trans Am driver Ron Keith had invited me to ride along for a race this year, just as he did last year, I was finally going to head north.

But then I noted that Trans Am would head to Circuit of the Americas in November.  You know the place.  It cost $400 million to build.  It hosts the only F1 event in the US.  It has a gigantic observation tower with a postmodern mullet. Continue reading “Trans Am at Circuit of the Americas – Racing in the Aftermath”

Our Favorite Automotive Twitter Accounts of 2014

It’s the final lap.  We’ve maneuvered through 2014 with all the finesse we could muster, and we’ll leave whether or not we won up to you, but we’ve definitely finished.  It’s been a year of rallies, concourses, races, and roof racks, and stank elimination.  But let’s not forget our Twittering.  Here are our favorite fifty automotive Twitter accounts, our ultimate Follow Friday…on a Wednesday. Follow Friday: Best of 2014 Continue reading “Our Favorite Automotive Twitter Accounts of 2014”

Follow Friday: Custom Edition

This week we’re dishing up a steaming helping of awesome. Raise your truck (or slam your car) with Air Lift, cheer on a beloved British brand, and follow three idiots as they journey into unknown lands. It’s an eclectic but essential mix. Follow these folks on Twitter. You won’t regret it.

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Follow Friday: Weatherproof Edition

Temperatures are cooling. There’s a soothing haze in the air. The leaves have begun to blush. Yes, the colder months are on our doorstep, and after that mortar storm of a summer, they’re quire welcome. Thankfully, our fun with cars and racing doesn’t have to die off with the flowers. Here’s a few people who are only accelerating into the snows. Follow them on twitter.

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Follow Friday: Race American Edition

All right, folks, it’s hot here. Stupid hot. Hot like a pipe burn. So hot your house could catch on fire and you wouldn’t be sure whether or not you should evacuate. Summer’s hopefully going out like a lion, which means we’re all doing everything we can to stay inside. Walking dogs in the bathtub, paying neighborhood kids to fetch the mail, and figuring out who to follow on Twitter. We thought we’d pass on who you should be following this week.

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Follow Friday: Superfresh Edition

F1 is back, you guys. This Sunday, two days from now, we’ll get to watch the fastest cars in the world rip around Spa Fracorchamps in Belgium. It’s been a long wait. So Lewis and Nico, if you’re scrolling through your Twitter suggestions, looking for people to follow, we’ll save you the time and concentration with a handy list of newsmakers this week: the Superfresh Edition.

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Follow Friday: Distant Thunder Edition

Another Friday, another week closer to temperatures that don’t resemble satan’s bowels. But I kid. It’s been lovely here in KC, as across most of the Midwest, including Ohio, where the now-famous Eldora Speedway just hosted a NASCAR truck race. On dirt. Whatever the whether, you’re probably chin-deep in summer car projects, track days, or getting ready for the Hungarian GP on Sunday. So let us take care of this week’s Follow Friday on Twitter.

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Follow Friday: Collector Car Appreciation Day Edition

Did we mention that today is National Gearhead Day? Yes, we did. But we’ll mention it again. It’s National Collector Car Appreciation Day, an officially recognized holiday dedicated to amazing cars and the people who love them. So you need to go to a car show. Here are some folks to follow on Twitter to help celebrate.

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Follow Friday: America Edition

This is America. We like our cars loud, our tire smoke thick, our victories frequent, and our fireworks extra explodey. We like to build things the way we want them, from sports cars to race tracks to cookout meals. We like to hang out with our friends. We like to celebrate. So happy birthday, America. Here are some of the most American Americans you can follow on Twitter this week.

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Follow Friday: Green Flag Edition

We just got back from Road Atlanta, which we visited for the Trans Am, GTA, and Formula Drift events last weekend. But that means we’re itching for another track experience, especially with such nice weather. Sadly, we’re office-bound, but that doesn’t mean we can’t follow the action on Twitter. Here’s who we’re following this week. You should, too.

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