1922 INDY 500: Two Boys, a Train and the Making of a Race Fan

Here’s a short story to help you enjoy this year’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

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ON TRACK: Mazda Miata, Toyota MR2 and Datsun Z Go Head to Head

When it comes to ranking great sports cars, the Japanese machines of the previous century are rarely considered. Yet in their day they offered performance and reliability that was nowhere to be found in Detroit’s American competitors. The Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros of the 1970’s had around 130-180 horsepower, most of which was only usable in a straight line since American sports coupes weren’t noted for their handling. Meanwhile, Japanese cars generally fell within that same power range and offered vastly superior road-holding and mileage. I have been fortunate…

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TRAPPED INSIDE A BURNING RACE CAR, PART 2: New Video of the Fire

The fire that ended my race at Circuit of the Americas last month and sent me to the intensive care unit of the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio (details here) also destroyed our on-board cameras. We were convinced that no video of the event existed, but last week’s article drew over 50,000 readers and several previously unknown videos surfaced quite by surprise.

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