Lance Landers

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2015 Order of Polka Dots Mardi Gras Parade in Mobile, Alabama (Part 2)

Sadly, cheating is nothing new

In my search for answers and understanding regarding the cheating scandals in New England and, really, in every other inch of our modern sports …

This veteran Ford GT40P went back to Le Mans and won

This is the story of how a Mark I GT40 managed to win Le Mans outright in 1968 and 1969 after more advanced GT40s stopped being competitive.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 1987 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>It may have been the most exciting race finish I've ever seen, probably because close …

Sports Cars

This is what the Ford GT will sound like at Le Mans

Ford's EcoBoost V6 has already gone racing, and it sounds incredible.<p>Ford's new GT features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that started life as an option for its F-150 pickup—and has evolved <i>far</i> beyond its humble origins.<p>The potential of the mid-sized EcoBoost engine was recognized by privateers and …

Chris Harris, a Porsche 911 rally car, and lots of mud

Getting cozy (and dirty) cozy with the Porsche 997 RGT Rally.<p>Richard Tuthill is our kind of guy. He's taken it upon himself to bring the Porsche 911 back to the World Rally Championship by homologating a 997 Cup car.<p>He calls his creation the 997 RGT Rally, by Tuthill, and it's a fully developed …

Porsche

In 1985, 8 guys rode a Suzuki for 24 hours at 150 mph

1985 was peak WTF. Thirty years later, we look back at what made the year so incredible.<p>If you're looking for one wild read, you should check out Paul Dean's account of beating the 24-hour world speed record on the then-new 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750. The guy not only convinced Suzuki to lend him a pair …

Motorcycles

Barn find Aston Martin was maybe the world's best unmarked cop car

Abandoned in an English garage for 50 years<p>Finding a previously unknown Aston Martin DB2-4 is the stuff of gearhead dreams. Discovering the 1955 coupe in near-perfect condition, ferreted away in a dry, heated garage and forgotten for half a century, is rarer still. But this isn't just a barn-find …

Dale Jr. puts '55 Chevy, '99 Callaway Corvette on eBay

Built by Funkmaster Flex<p>In the market for a restomod '55 Chevy? Love the number 8? Wanna buckle into the same seat that once hosted a NASCAR legend's posterior?<p>Hie thee to eBay, where a seller who goes by daleearnhardtjr88 is selling both a copper-and-cream Chevy Bel Air and a 1999 Callaway C12. …

This gorgeous $2.4M Porsche 906 Carrera 6 is up for grabs

Before the all-conquering Porsche 917, there was the 906. This beautiful example has a six-year competition record and is up for auction.<p>You're looking at a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6. The company built about 65 of the racers between 1966 and 1967, the cars immediately distinguished themselves as a …

Le Mans

GM Futurliner auction raises $4 million for Armed Forces Foundation

Art Deco-styled bus brings the big bucks at Barrett-Jackson.<p>Ron Pratte's 1950 General Motors Futurliner "Parade of Progress" bus just dazzled the crowd at Barrett-Jackson. Again.<p>It hammered for $4,000,000 on Saturday night, the full proceeds of which benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. A phone …

Shelby GT350R #001 is officially a million-dollar car

Ultimate Mustang commands seven figures for charity.<p>We know the new Shelby GT350R is designed to make mincemeat out of a road course. Turns out, it's no slouch making a slow crawl across the auction block either.<p>Over the weekend at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, Ford CEO Mark Fields …

Sports Cars

Turbo Slider: 2015 Subaru STI Rally America car gets sideways

Before it debuts at Sno-Drift, Higgins showed it off for us.<p>Senior Editor Jason Cammisa is desperately trying to stay warm in the wilds of New Hampshire at Team O'Neill Rally School. He's there with Subaru, hanging out with the instructors and watching David Higgins abuse the brand-spanking-new …

National Championship

Tesla destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat at dragstrip

But you can bet on a rematch for this one.<p>This matchup was bound to happen.<p>In the near lane, you've got a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a 707-horse dream machine seemingly built as the vehicular embodiment of "AMERICA, F**K YEAH"—a retro-styled ICBM on wheels, one that Dodge says will do the …

Sports Cars

Marussia F1 works hail mary funding deal at last minute

No guarantees, but there's dim hope in the offing.<p>Remember thetwo-part auction of all Marussia F1's team assets to settle up on the bankrupt team's obligations? The second auction is on hold, because Marussia has lined up an unnamed investor. The mostly-defunct team carries nearly $47M in debt, …

Motorsport

6-year-old asks GM CEO to revive the Chevy El Camino

Rafael Barkan has some product advice for Mary Barra.<p>Even though he's at least ten years away from legally driving one, six-year-old Rafael Barkan is crazy for cars. One car in particular — the Chevrolet El Camino — has caught his fancy, and he's so dismayed that there isn't a new one available, …

Hot Wheels

Top Gear's greatest episodes ever are disappearing from Netflix

That's not gone well<p>Call me a snob, but my absolute favorite era of the BBC's<i>Top Gear</i> falls roughly in the middle-third of the show's 22-and-counting seasons. From about Season 7 through, say, Season 15, the trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May were putting out hit after hit. Their quirky humor, …

Top Gear

Watch Ken Block slide the 2016 Ford Focus RS around

Remember, this is coming to the US, and it'll have AWD.<p>Before watching the video, let's go over what we know about the Ford Focus RS that will be sold in both Europe and the U.S., gleaned from trusted insiders. First of all, forget about FWD: the Focus RS is getting a brand-new AWD system—a …

Ford Motor Company

The last Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sells for $5.1 M

The very last 427 Super Snake sold for $5.1 million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, just under what the previous owner paid for the car in 2007.<p>There is only one genuine, original 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake left in the world, and it just sold for $5.1 million. Ron Pratte put the car up for …

Sports Cars

Ken Block walks us around his F-150 RaptorTRAX

Ken Block really likes back country snowboarding, so he built a Raptor to race snow cats to the top of the mountain.<p>Ken Block's F-150 SVT Raptor, dubbed RaptorTRAX, makes 650 horsepower, and that's not even the most insane part of the truck. It turns out Block's into more than slinging …

Snowboarding

AirAsia, MH370 incidents very different

<i>What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and will we ever find it? Watch "Vanished: The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370" tonight at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- An airliner vanishes over the waters of a Southeast Asia ocean. There's no distress call, no wreckage, nothing but water and questions.<p>…

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Jigsaw Puzzles

What Obama could learn from Bush (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: David Rothkopf writes regularly for CNN.com. He is CEO and editor of the FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy magazine, and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His new book is "National Insecurity: U.S. Leadership in an Age of Fear." Follow him on</i> …

Try Windows 93: The Hilarious OS That Never Was

Somewhere between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 lives this very odd, very funny art project that you can try in your browser.<p>If you didn’t live through the jump, it can be hard to describe the cultural revolution between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. Its taskbar ussured in an era of “multitasking”; its …

Software