Samuel Lutz

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Ten Runners You’re Not Following—Yet

Rare are the runners who don’t shamelessly sing their own praises and exclusively promote their sponsors. For the athletic-blog equivalent of indies, add these 10 freewheelers to your streams.<p>For Ultra Advice: Sage Canaday<p>The youngest competitor in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials, Sage Canaday now …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

Associated Press News

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Where Can I Learn Biathlon in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>For American Olympic fans, biathlon is overshadowed by blockbuster sports, such as alpine skiing and snowboarding. But biathletes are just as badass as the downhillers—these cross-country skiers race to average heart rates of 175 bpm, then fire five precision shots in as few as seven seconds, …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

On standing out in Afghanistan

I shook my lighter in frustration, trying to get enough flame to light the end of the crumpled cigarette hanging from my mouth. “Come on you …

From Mile 127 to Zero: Take a Road Trip Through the Florida Keys

If you like a good road trip -- and who doesn't? -- you owe it to yourself to hit the highway through the Florida Keys. It's a classic. In a Florida that's come to be defined by coconut oil and Disney, it's a spectacular reminder of the awesome natural beauty and easygoing rhythm that made the …

Chevy details how it helps the Camaro Z/28 fly [w/video]

If you're on a race track, there are three simple guidelines that will prevent you from having a very bad time. First, keep the car on the track. Next, keep the shiny side up. Finally, don't hit anything or anybody. If you follow these three rules, you might notice a commonality - keeping all four …

Tour the Ducati museum with Google Maps

Google Maps and Street View have done a fabulous job adding motoring museums to their catalogs. Google has given visitors the chance to virtually visit fantastic exhibitions including the Honda Collection Hall, Lamborghini museum, Mazda museum and McLaren Technology Centre. The latest addition to …

5 tips to enter and win a Concours d'Elegance

Spoiler: It takes more than just money.<p>Going to a Concours d'Elegance is a great way to see rare and pristine vehicles from an earlier era of motoring, but for the average enthusiast, it's hard to fathom what it takes for a car to just be able to show up to a Concours—not to mention driving off …

Classic Cars

Three ways to customize the Kawasaki W800, Italian style

We’ve waxed lyrical about Kawasaki’s W800 before, and how great it is as a custom platform. It’s simple, reliable and looks good straight off the showroom floor, with a gorgeous engine. For these reasons, Italian shop Di Ferro Motorcycles have selected it for their latest project—spinning it three …

Hennessey Venom GT Blasts Down Runway at 270.49 MPH

For some time now, John Hennessey and his team have been making fast cars much faster. In 2011, the Hennessey Venom GT was created in order to offer …

The Hennessey Venom GT is the world's fastest car

Hits 270 mph on tarmac reserved for astronauts.<p>Records are a funny thing, because despite what your eyes tell you, there's always an arbiter whose sole purpose is to make it official. And those people have rules, which is why despite going faster than any other production car on Earth, ever, the …

Sports Cars

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

The surf report from Kandahar

Here’s the situation report in Kandahar today…not quite the same as the surf report I wish I were hearing while “California Dreamin'” runs through my …

How To Become A First-Person-View Aircraft Pilot

A Q&A with a professional flyer<p>Raphael Pirker turned his hobby of flying first-person-view (FPV) aircraft into a career. We asked how he did it so that you might too—if and when the U.S. government ever lightens up.<p>**How’d you get started? **<p>My uncle got me into model planes as a kid in …

Nazis Studied Using Mosquitoes As Biological Weapons

The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."<p>In January of 1942, Heinrich Himmler ordered the opening of an entomological laboratory in the Dachau concentration camp in southeastern Germany. But why? The stated purpose of the institute was …

A Bike Straight Out Of Tron And Other Amazing Images From This Week

American classic car values falling flat as foreign and exotic marques rise

Anyone who follows the collector car market will tell you that prices are up, and demand is high. Indeed, Scottsdale's 2014 auction week, highlighted by the festivities at Barrett-Jackson, was a raging success, with numbers that were improved from the previous year in most significant categories. A …

TOTD: McLaren vs. Ferrari – Who Builds Better Street Cars?

Slotting between the McLaren 12C and P1 hybrid supercar, the recently revealed 2015 McLaren 650S brings the British Formula 1 team’s street car count up to three. McLaren is targeting the Ferrari 458 Speciale with the new 650S that stems from the 12C. With the standard 458 Italia and LaFerrari in …

Sports Cars

Hot Wheels is your key to beating ATM Fees – per Road & Track

Friend of Hooniverse Zach Bowman is a crafty gent. He knows how to enjoy our country even when the Government attempts to stop him, he’s turning an …

In-Depth with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Name Game: With looks inspired by the new Corvette race car and a power target inspired by the old ZR1, this thing really ought to be called something else.<p>What car are we describing? It’s a wedge-shaped, two-seat Chevrolet with a rear transaxle, a front-mounted pushrod 6.2-liter V-8 with an …

6 Things You Need to Know About Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28.R Race Car

There is nothing subtle about the resurrected 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. It is a pure hammer, a mighty weapon of patriotic fury with but one mission: go fast as hell around a track. There’s a 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 stuffed under its hood. There are myriad exterior bits intended to turn airflow into …

These are the ultimate everyday driving pants

Full range of motion, and comfort, without looking like a slob.<p>Don't like driving in your dress pants? You work every day, and you commute by car. That's a problem. Here's a possible solution: pinstriped sweatpants, complete with belt loops, a fly, and even those little buttons on the back pockets. …

Commuting

11 things I learned from Jeff Gordon's pit crew

The real race is in the pits, and every fraction of a second matters.<p>While visiting Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, North Carolina, I spoke with some of the guys who belong to the pit crews of Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne. Here are 11 things I learned.<p>Athletes run these walls<p>Hendrick scouts its pit …

Motorsport

What’s Your Favorite ’50s Profile?

Perhaps no era in the history of the automobile has offered greater diversity in styling than did the 1950s. It wasn’t just the explosion of makes …

The hypnotic aerodynamics of the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Who knew air management was this mesmerizing?<p>If you go over to the Corvette Stingray website, you'll find a little 2-second video that highlights the aero effects of the car's bodywork. It's hypnotic, and as one <i>Road & Track</i> staffer said, "I'm glad that C7 video isn't on a permanent loop, or I …

Lotus is Building the Real Tron Light Cycle

Take a look at the majestic C-01.<p>There's a reason the Lotus Motorcycles C-01 looks like it might have driven out of the Tron universe and into the real world: Its designer, Daniel Simon, builds bikes for movies and created the light cycles for the 2010 sequel <i>Tron Legacy</i>. This isn't some …