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Posted On February 5, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Throwback Thursday Theater

Throwback Thursday Theater

For this week’s Throwback Thursday Theater we take a look at a Malcolm Sawyer masterpiece, the Jaguar D-Type with an on board lap of Le Mans with Mike Hawthorn. Enjoy.Read More

Posted On January 8, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Throwback Thursday Theater

Throwback Thursday Theater

The Roar Before the 24 kicks off the 2015 racing season proper this weekend, so for this week’s Throwback Thursday Theater we look to races of Daytona’s past and found this gem. 20 minutes of the 1995 race in a world of glorious transition somewhere between Group C and the Rolex Series. Enjoy.Read More

Posted On January 1, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Throwback Thursday Theater

Throwback Thursday Theater

For this week’s Throwback Thursday Theater, here is a clip of Mr. Monaco himself, Graham Hill describing what it’s like to race in the glamorous principality. Enjoy.Read More

Posted On December 5, 2014By Christopher DeHardeIn Spotlight On

Race of the Year: Bathurst 1000

What else could you ask for out of a race where the winning car was stuffed into the tire barrier a quarter of the way through, made thirteen pit stops and managed to lead only the last lap of the race after starting from dead last on the grid? Does anybody honestly think Hollywood could have come up with that script? The only things that could have made the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 crazier than it had already been would have been a massive rain shower and a wayward spectatorRead More

Posted On November 3, 2014By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

Texas in the Spotlight: COTA & TMS

Texas Motor Speedway and the Circuit of the Americas are 220 miles apart via Interstate 35, the backbone highway of Texas and the United States. For Bernie Ecclestone, it is of little note, but for larger than life TMS front man Eddie Gossage it is 220 miles too close. He raised a stir when F1 announced this year’s U.S. Grand Prix for the same date as his premier AAA Texas 500. Sine then the scheduling gaffe has led to criticism and the debate of whether or not it would forceRead More

Posted On July 2, 2014By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

A Pike’s Peak Perspective

I have wanted to go to the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb since I was 12 years old. My family took a big camping trip to Colorado, we hooked the pop up to our trusty Nissan Pathfinder and left the flat expanse of Texas in the rear-view mirror. When we arrived in Colorado Springs I marveled at the height and beauty of the mountains. When I learned the history of Pike’s Peak it thrilled me, when we drove up the winding, precipitous road I was amazed. At the summit we pickedRead More

Posted On February 12, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Maria de Villota

January 13, 1980 – October 11, 2013 Formula One Test Driver Ambassador of FIA Women in Motorsport Awarded Gold Medal by the Royal Order of Sporting Merit First Spanish Woman Test Driver in Formula One Born in Madrid, Spain and daughter of former Formula One driver Emilio de Villota, the naturally talented Maria de Villota raised the bar for women in motorsports. After starting off in Karts during her youth, de Villota jumped into the Spanish Formula Toyota Series in 2000. The following year she moved to the newly establishedRead More

Posted On February 4, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Dale Earnhardt

“The Intimidator” April 29, 1951 – Feb. 18 2001 7-Time NASCAR Cup Champion ~ 1980 ~ 1986 ~ 1987 ~ 1990 ~ 1991 ~ 1993 ~ 1994 ~ 76 NASCAR Cup Wins 1998 Daytona 500 Champion 1979 Rookie of the Year How do you start a legendary career? Win rookie of the year honors then the very next season win the series championship. That is exactly what Dale Earnhardt did, becoming the first ever driver ever to do so. Collecting his first win at Bristol in his rookie season wasRead More

Posted On October 9, 2013By Motorsports TribuneIn Formula One, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Michele Alboreto

24 Hours of Le Mans Champion – 1997 Petit Le Mans Champion – 2000 12 Hours of Sebring Champion – 2001 Winner of 5 Formula One Grand Prix Michele Alboreto was one of the most respected drivers of his generation. Born in Milan, Italy on December 23rd, 1956, Alboreto’s career would complement the versatility of his skill-sets in multiple forms of motorsports. His racing days began in 1976, but it wasn’t until 1978 in the Formula Italia series until he broke through, grabbing two wins in the process. The nextRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor As we move forward into the 21st century the threat of climate change and the reduction of resources have combined to make the world of motor racing greener and more inventive than ever. Series all around the world are turning to hybrid and electric technology, they have entire departments focused on sustainability, renewable energy and the purchasing of carbon offsets. We hear about this more and more in the media, but we do not often hear about the racing circuits themselves. As major sporting destinations, theRead More