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Monster Jam Returns to Cleveland This Weekend

Monster Trucks Demolishing 2 Cars

Tired of being cooped up inside this winter? This weekend, you can get out and warm up around the roaring engines of some of the world’s most famous monster trucks at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. That’s right—the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is coming to Ohio. The event will feature four performances from… Read more »

IHRA Drag Races are Coming Back to ESPN

Drag Racing Car

Looking for something to watch this weekend? With a cable subscription, you can watch as many as eight hours of drag racing a day on ESPN3 this Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5.This will be the first time since 1999 that an ESPN network has aired International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) drag races. After 18 years… Read more »

Formula One’s New Owners Want to Hold a U.S. Street Race

Formula One Race Car

After four decades under the leadership of British business magnate Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One has a new chief executive with big plans for the sport’s future. In addition to revitalizing some of F1’s most famous races in Western Europe, chief executive Chase Carey would also like to bring a new race to the streets of… Read more »

Manual Transmission Sales Continue to Dwindle in the US

Automotive Stick Shift

It seems the term “standard” transmission has become something of a misnomer for American consumers. Last year, vehicles with manual transmissions accounted for less than 3 percent of all vehicle sales in the US. For the average commuter in 2016, the decline in manual transmission sales might have been borderline imperceptible. For those of us… Read more »

BMW Unveils Its Vision of the Motorcycle of the Future

Motorcycle Tire on Road

In addition to making sporty luxury vehicles that consume oil like Guy Fieri in a cheesecake eating contest, BMW is also known for making some pretty good-looking motorcycles. In fact, after being barred from making warplane engines in the wake of World War 1, BMW began manufacturing motorcycles before it started making cars. The German… Read more »

Behind the Scenes Mad Max Footage is Gearhead Heaven

Desert Scrap Yard

Last year, the highly-anticipated reimagining of George Miller’s classic post-apocalyptic movie series Mad Max hit theaters and blew audiences away with its nonstop onslaught of adrenaline-pumping action. Between its barren wasteland landscapes, crazed villains and a seemingly endless supply of explosions, Mad Max: Fury Road had all the elements it needed to become an instant… Read more »

Will Motorsports be Included in the 2020 Olympic Games?

Formula 1 Race Car

This weekend, a torch-lighting ceremony in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro marked the beginning of the 2016 summer Olympic Games. Every four years, the Summer Olympics offer the world’s top athletes the chance to compete against one another in front of a global audience of millions of fans. While race events have been… Read more »

Truck and Tractor Pull Draws Thousands to Rural Wisconsin

Tractor Pull Engine

In 1976, the Monroe County Agricultural Society hosted its first truck and tractor pull in Tomah, Wisconsin and drew 15,000 fans. 40 years later, the event has grown from its humble beginnings to become one of the biggest truck and tractor pulls in the country. Now known as the National Truck Pullers Association Budweiser Dairyland… Read more »

Proposed EPA Regulation Threatens Auto Racing

Auto Race

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new regulations that could severely hamper the auto racing industry, according a report from Autoblog. The EPA’s proposed rule change would remove a long-standing exemption that allowed people to make modifications to their car’s engine for auto racing purposes. Since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970,… Read more »

Truck Sales are Booming in American Dealerships

Pickup Truck

A little less than a decade ago, as fuel prices skyrocketed and hybrid vehicles became more commonplace, American car owners started scrambling to get rid of their big, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs. The following years were dark times that were short on storage space and heavy on cringe-worthy vehicle designs that prioritized fuel efficiency above… Read more »