Watch a Bugatti Veyron get a $21,000 oil change

Here’s a fascinating peek under the hood, or rather the rear carbon-fiber engine cover panel and undercarriage, that shows the complexity of getting a simple oil change for a Bugatti Veyron, courtesy of the folks at Royalty Exotic Cars. Servicing this Veyron Mansory Vivere owned by Houston Crosta costs an estimated $21,000. Jiffy Lube, eat…



Raikkonen or Leclerc? Ferrari face tough decision

Either Kimi Raikkonen knew very explicitly he was fighting for his Ferrari future or had been told he didn’t have one. Either case must have prompted him to say — after climbing out the car at the end of the British GP and being congratulated on his third place by Sky F1’s Martin Brundle —…



Hamilton signs new two-year deal with Mercedes

The worst-kept secret in Formula 1 is out: Lewis Hamilton has signed a new two-year extension with Mercedes. Hamilton, out of contract at the end of the 2018 season, was expected to commit his future to Mercedes before the start of the campaign. However, talks have rumbled on throughout the year, leading to plenty of…



Porsche 917/30 – The Car That Killed Can-Am

The 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder is considered by many racing historians to be the most powerful race car to have every turned a wheel on asphalt. The twin-turbo 12 cylinder powerplant was tuned to pump out over 1,580hp in qualifying mode during the 1973 season of the Can-Am Challenge, the teams usually decreased turbo…



Where Have The Chevrolets Gone?

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. — just call them “The Big Three” — have won 14 of 19 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup races this year. All three have won Cups and are at least 33 years old, which sidetracks NASCAR’s “Young Guns” marketing push. Well, good for “The Big Three.” Each is…



How To Make A Porsche 917 Street Legal

There were only 37 Porsche 917s ever built, with the car reaching new heights for Porsche by winning Le Mans in 1970 and 1971, doing exactly what it was designed to do. Something it wasn’t designed to do? Hit the streets. But that didn’t stop Claudio Roddaro from making his 917 street legal in 2016….



Porsche 917K chassis number 917-024

How much do you think someone would pay for a top-tier piece of automotive history? For a race car that not only won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but would go on to star in one of motordom’s most-beloved films about the famous endurance competition? For a Porsche that’s been graced by the presence…



Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

When Steve McQueen went to France before the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, in 1970, he was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as a highly regarded racecar driver. Fresh off the success of Bullit and The Thomas Crown Affair, and a second place finish by his racing team at Sebring, he…



McLaren M8B

Can-Am McLaren M8B – The Perfect Race Car Some race cars come off the shop floor ready to win their very first race. One beauty famous for doing so was 1967’s F1 Lotus 49. More rarely, a new car will win its first couple of times out. That same year, Ford’s GT40 Mark IV scored…



2019 – FORD RETURNS WITH MUSTANG

In a major reversal, Ford Australia is supporting the development of a Mustang racer as part of a renewed performance road car push. Broadmeadows announce on Tuesday that DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing have been given the go ahead to switch to the Mustang to counter Holden’s all-conquering ZB Commodore. Although not full factory…