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List: Top Ten Performance Bargains

List: Top Ten Performance Bargains

In this list, we detail ten cars that really get you the most bang for your buck. Some of these aren't the most wallet-friendly of cars, but when it comes down to what class they compete in, you'd be hard pressed to find something just as good for the same price.

By Guest Contributor | February 02, 2010
List: Ten Best New Tuner Cars

This week, we bring you the ten best tuner cars currently on sale. Also, we have included some links to tuning resources for each car. Click through the gallery above to see what they are. We promise to keep mention of Lambo doors to a minimum.

By Guest Contributor | July 28, 2009
List: Ten Lotus 7 Replica Kit Cars

Replicas of the Lotus 7 just may be the ultimate kit cars. The lightweight, open cockpit design is iconic, to say the least, and there are a fair share of manufacturers to choose from. Whether you want to build it from scratch, or buy a fully functioning racecar, there are lots of Lotus 7 kits to choose from, depending on your budget, time commitment, and thirst for power.

By Guest Contributor | April 12, 2011


WRR Gallery: 2016 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup at MRLS

Before heading to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the inaugural race of the  Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series two of Winding Road Racing’s…

By Guest Contributor | May 16, 2016
Gallery: 2016 McLaren 650S GT3

While McLaren’s new racer is set to debut next month at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the company decided to take the wraps off the new car a bit early in this tasty collection of images.

By Guest Contributor | February 15, 2016
Highlights from the 2015 SCCA Runoffs

Ten SCCA National Champions were crowned on Friday at the SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB, following 14 lap races at Daytona International Speedway. Check out the race recaps and official results below for all the details.

By Guest Contributor | September 28, 2015
Highlights from the 2015 NASA Eastern States Championships

The second annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires crowned it class winners this past weekend at Virginia International Raceway. Under perfect 80-degree and sunny conditions the 300+ NASA competitors took to the 3.27 mile, 17-turn VIR circuit to settle who would be 2015 NASA Eastern States Champions.

By Guest Contributor | September 08, 2015
WRR TV: Chris Harris Behind the Wheel of the Daytona-Winning Jaguar XJR-9

Rain usually does not spell ideal track conditions for getting behind the wheel of a race car for the first time, but that doesn’t deter oversteer enthusiast Chris Harris as he pilots the Daytona 24 Hour winning Group C Jaguar XJR-9 around Brands Hatch Racing circuit in West Kingsdown.

By Tom Martin | January 26, 2015
Gallery: BMW LMR V12

Take a look at these images of the German automaker’s only outright 24 Hours of Le Mans champion, courtesy of our friends at Motorsport Retro. Weighing in at just under a ton (1984lbs), it featured an offset driving position and a 60 degree, 5990cc normally aspirated V12 engine with around 580 horsepower. It was the BMW LMR V12, and in 1999 it was the champion of Le Mans.

By Guest Contributor | December 22, 2014
Gallery: Nissan’s Secret Stash

The Nissan DNA garage in Japan is a veritable treasure trove of iconic production cars, race cars, concept vehicles and other extremely rare one-offs. Only accessible to Nissan employees, our friends at Motorsport Retro and Speedhunters recently managed to infiltrate the hallowed walls of the facility, capturing the incredible gallery of images you see here.

By Tom Martin | December 03, 2014
Classic: Toyota MR2 Group S

Today’s gallery comes to us courtesy of our friends at Motorsport Retro and contains some incredible images and footage of a would-be legend that never got to see competition. Let’s take a look at Toyota’s forgotten rally monster, the MR2 Group S.

By Guest Contributor | November 03, 2014
Ten Reasons to Love the Gulf Oil Livery

Rumors of Ford’s development of a GT successor naturally got us thinking about the original GT40, which always looked particularly fetching dressed in the Gulf Oil livery. The livery made its debut in 1967, when the Gulf Oil Corporation’s vice president, Grady Davis, decided to enter his own GT40 as an independent entry at Daytona and Sebring. That same year Ford also decided to withdraw from sports car racing and Gulf Oil Corporation took over the sponsorship of the newly acquired GT40 race team.

By Guest Contributor | October 06, 2014
List: Ten Things We Like About The BMW X1

(Click on the “Previous” and “Next” buttons above the images to see the full list.)

The BMW X1 is the smallest and least expensive X series car, though some specifics may better communicate the idea of the X1. The car is 176.5 inches long, which makes it six inches shorter than a 3-Series sedan. The X1 with all-wheel drive and, with a four-cylinder turbo engine, weighs 3726 pounds, which is about 300 pounds more than a rear-drive 3-Series sedan with the same power plant. The base price of the X1 is $30,800, though with AWD that figure is $32,500. So, we might say, the X1 is smallish, but not small, and at the lower end of BMW’s pricing scale, but not inexpensive.

By Winding Road Staff | May 20, 2013
Ten Yellow Cars We’re Not Embarrassed To Love

Yellow cars can be a tough sell. The color has a strangely bimodal distribution in the (non-taxi) automotive world, in that it is often found on both the very least expensive, and the most sporting/exotic cars on the market. It can brighten up an otherwise staid design, or it can ruin the visage of what would be a perfectly nice looking car in another hue. You’ve got to really want yellow, or get a really good deal, to buy a car like these on our list.

By Bradley Iger | August 07, 2012
List: Ten Most Involving Non-Luxury Brands

As magical as the world would be if everybody could buy a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, or Porsche, the reality is that many of us are stuck with more mundane means of transport. Generally, we’ll be buying cars from the so-called non-premium brands. The thing is, non-luxury doesn’t have to mean uninvolving.

By Peter Nelson | June 01, 2012
List: Top Ten Ultimate Collector BMWs

In the meantime, we’ve drawn up a list of what we think are the best BMWs for collectors in the here and now. We’ve got a wide range of vehicles here, with a variety of body types, along with prices and levels of availability. However, this list is hardly comprehensive. If there’s something that you think deserves to be on here (or something you think has no business here), then be sure to chime in down in the comments section. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

By Peter Nelson | May 25, 2012
Model Evolution: BMW M6

With our first drive of the 2013 BMW M6 on its way, we figured now would be a good time to recap a bit of the history of BMW’s biggest and baddest (sorry 8-Series) GT car.

By Peter Nelson | May 24, 2012
List: Top Ten Indy 500 Winners

The 96th running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is this weekend. Indy is one of the crown jewels of the international racing calendar, along with the Monaco Grand Prix (also this weekend), the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Daytona 500. Since the first running in 1911, there have been countless personalities that have crossed the finish line.

By Peter Nelson | May 22, 2012
List: Ten Greatest Shelbys

On Friday afternoon, the legendary Carroll Shelby passed away at the age of 89. He leaves behind a legacy of outstanding performance machines that spans over 40 years, and includes such hits as the GT350 and GT500 Mustangs, an Oldsmobile V-8-powered supercar, and a spate of Chrysler products, which culminated with the birth of the V-10-powered Dodge Viper.

By Peter Nelson | May 14, 2012
List: Involvement Index Giant Killers For Under $30,000

In particular, the middle of our index is populated with some extremely affordable performance machinery, which can be every bit as involving as cars that cost double or even triple the price. Perhaps the most exciting thing about this list is how it’s set to grown in the coming months. With cars like the Scion FR-S/Subaru BR-Z, Ford Focus ST, and Hyundai Veloster Turbo all set to arrive before the end of 2012, there should be no shortage of affordable involvement options.

By Peter Nelson | May 01, 2012
List: Ten Racing-Related Ways To Spend Your Tax Return

If you think back to last tax day, you’ll remember John Beltz Snyder’s recap of project cars you could buy with your tax refund. If you did buy one of those cars, then maybe you’ve given some thought to taking it racing. With another tax day done and over with, we should all (hopefully) be receiving a nice check from Uncle Sam. Assuming the roughly $3000 average from last year holds true, than you’ll have a fair bit of disposable income in your pocket.

By Peter Nelson | April 17, 2012
Photo Review: 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited Five-Door

John Beltz Snyder first tested the redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza in both sedan and hatch form way back in October of 2011. Since then, we’ve had a chance to test the sedan version over the course of a week, passing it between staffers.

By Peter Nelson | April 16, 2012
List: Top Ten April Fools’ Pranks Of 2012

Every year around the first of April, automotive manufacturers and publications love to unleash April Fools’ pranks on unwitting journalists and readers. Sometimes they’re pretty clever, other times they’re very obvious, but either way, they’re inevitable. 2012 was no different, as many of these jokes rolled out on or in advance of April 1.

By Corey Rueth | April 02, 2012
List: Ten Great 12 Hours Of Sebring Winners

Last weekend was the 62nd running of the 12 Hours Of Sebring, one America’s most famous endurance race. Traditionally looked at as a tune-up for the 24 Hours Of Le Mans that takes place in June, Sebring has played host to some of the world’s greatest drivers, cars, and teams over the course of six decades of racing. It’s been a major race in three distinct championship series (World Sportscar Championship, IMSA, and the American Le Mans Series).

By Peter Nelson | March 20, 2012

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