On September 30, 1955, James Dean, a 24-year-old actor who enjoyed racing sports cars, was driving from Los Angeles to northern California, to Salinas, just east of the Monterey Peninsula, heading to a race. His Porsche 550 Spyder was bedecked with the words “Little Bastard,” and Porsche mechanic Rolf Wütherich was in the passenger’s seat. In … [Read more...] about Like James Dean, Paul Walker has become an icon for a generation of car enthusiasts
The NASCAR All-Star Race has been bad for so many years that it’s hard to remember when the last halfway entertaining one was, until this year. NASCAR finally found a way to make its All-Star event and the many, many, many other races like it into a good show, but that won’t happen again this year. That’s because despite NASCAR senior vice president of … [Read more...] about NASCAR Won’t Use The Car Setup That Fixed The All-Star Race Again This Year After All
Like stories like this? You’ll see every article as soon as it’s published by reading the print edition of Grassroots Motorsports. Subscribe now. Story by Norman Garrett • Photos as Credited Broken cars whisper to me. I’ve owned some 60-odd cars in my life, and fully half of them did not run when I bought them. Of course, most of them were European … [Read more...] about Ran When Wrecked: How to Save a Totaled Car
Robert has a 14-year-old Volkswagen Passat with a lot of miles and not a lot of life left in it. His family refuses to ride in his car that probably should have been sent to the junkyard years ago, so it’s time for a replacement that’s safe but not lame. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about … [Read more...] about My Family Refuses To Ride In My Old Beater! What Car Should I Buy?
More than 70 companies, including the likes of Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, GM, BMW, Hyundai, NXP, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined hands under the Car Connectivity Consortium to create the Digital Key standard, which is a specification that aims to let you securely unlock and start your vehicle across car and mobile device brands. The Release 1.0 specification … [Read more...] about Apple, Samsung, Audi, BMW working on a digital key for your car