Those We Lost in 2020

2020 was a tragic and complicated year worldwide, a year in which the overall automotive community did not escape the additional heartbreaking losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether their passing was due to COVID, natural causes or other reasons, here are those...

How Strange Has the 2020 Racing Season Been?

There is no question that the year 2020 will live in infamy because of the tragic COVID-19 global pandemic. Within the world of auto racing, the year will stand out also for being, um, strange. Most of the strangeness is the result of the pandemic, of course. In...

Did Ray Evernham Drive 200 MPH in a 1936 Chevy?

It’s mid-August as we write, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on most car-related events. So we’re looking back one year, to August, 2019, when Ray Evernham set a goal of reaching 200 miles per hour in a 1936 Chevrolet sedan. Of course, it was not...

Racing Interruptus

The world of racing, just like all other sports and just about everything else, has been impacted seriously by the Coronavirus pandemic.  The postponement and outright cancellation of major events, to include Formula One Grands Prix and the Indianapolis 500, are stark...

Does the Aeroscreen Spoil Indy Cars?

In the Past Let’s get something out of the way right up front: I’m an old guy who misses the days of variety and innovative thinking at Indy.  While I am by no stretch an engineer or mechanic, Chris Economaki once described me in his Editor’s Notebook as “a nuts and...
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