Afternoon Showroom: The Last Champ Car Grand Prix of Long Beach

Yesterday we looked at the very first LBGP from 1975, then this morning we threw in some F1 history of West Coast racing from 1982. Now have a look at another historical race at the venue. » 4/13/14 1:11pm 4/13/14 1:11pm

39 Years Ago: The First Long Beach Grand Prix

After IndyCar has been confirmed through 2018 to be the main attraction at one of the most prestigious street races in the world - followed by a pseudo-bidding war with F1 -, American open-wheel racing returns for another round to the west coast city of Long Beach this weekend. » 4/12/14 9:54am 4/12/14 9:54am

ChampCar Is Apparently Alive And Well - According To The Internet

The Internet is a mysterious place where even magnets and miracles are old-school and childish. It is a playground for trolls, people of identity-crisis and for those who just make stuff up. You make make people dead and dead ones alive and make it believable. I ran across something like this just now, and I know it's… » 4/01/14 8:53am 4/01/14 8:53am

In Case You Missed It: Super Formula Is Going Turbo, Too

It isn't just Formula 1 that took a leap of faith for 2014, but one of the most hardcore single-seater categories as well. The best-ever sounding V8-based, open cockpit Super Formula (aka Formula Nippon) has turned their priorities to show off some propelled forced induction, going super touring later on. » 3/25/14 1:27pm 3/25/14 1:27pm

How To Make IndyCar A Great Racing Series Again

IndyCar is boring; there, I said it. The oval-hazed pseudo Formula 1 racing series' lack of chassis originality between teams, limited North American scope, and lack of relevance towards absolutely anyone does not help it overcome the I'm-an-open-wheel-version-of-NASCAR stigma, but instead of complaining, let's fix it. » 3/23/14 10:00am 3/23/14 10:00am

Could The Loss of Long Beach Mean The End of IndyCar?

Rumours have turned into more or less believable financial figures recently how F1 could take Long Beach back. These mills include some investors you might have thought of or you had wished you have. From the race fan's perspective that doesn't really matter. What matters is whether the so-fragile organisation of… » 3/22/14 2:56am 3/22/14 2:56am