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Driven: 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop

Driven: 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop

Why not treat those who very much want to live the three-pedal life? Still, the base 2022 Mini Cooper is a great all-around subcompact, and any enthusiast would get a kick out of putting it through its paces on a winding mountain road.

By Peter Nelson | September 13, 2022
Audio Review: Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo

We rarely cover in-car audio and despite the Munich High‑End show being surrounded by automotive excellence (there’s a car museum just opposite and it sits…

By Peter Nelson | July 06, 2022
Driven: 2022 BMW M340i

The 2022 BMW M340i sits in an interesting spot in the Bavarian brand’s beloved 3 Series lineup. After spending a full week with it, we really enjoyed its ability to be both a mild and comfortable, daily a-to-be cruiser, yet also transform into a fast, athletic, and thrilling sports sedan.

By Peter Nelson | July 13, 2022

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Driven: 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop

Why not treat those who very much want to live the three-pedal life? Still, the base 2022 Mini Cooper is a great all-around subcompact, and any enthusiast would get a kick out of putting it through its paces on a winding mountain road.

By Peter Nelson | September 13, 2022
Driven: 2022 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition

The 2022 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is an all-around excellent sports car for its power, handling, solid inputs, and exclusivity. 

By Peter Nelson | September 09, 2022
Review: 2022 Mini Cooper SE Infotainment

The infotainment system is pretty conventional, dominated by Apple CarPlay and limited in scope by very few autonomous driving features.  The optional harman/kardon audio system is good but not amazing.

By Tom Martin | September 02, 2022
2022 Mini Cooper SE: The Best Sporting EV You Can Buy?

In this video we discuss the Mini Cooper SE and go through the logic of why it might be the ideal EV.

By Tom Martin | August 26, 2022
First look: F1 Manager 2022 Video Game

Educational, informative, insightful, and gives a whole new appreciation and understanding of the hidden side of F1 – the side that isn’t cars going around in circles.

By Justin Cornelison | August 25, 2022
Driven: 2022 BMW M340i

The 2022 BMW M340i sits in an interesting spot in the Bavarian brand’s beloved 3 Series lineup. After spending a full week with it, we really enjoyed its ability to be both a mild and comfortable, daily a-to-be cruiser, yet also transform into a fast, athletic, and thrilling sports sedan.

By Peter Nelson | July 13, 2022
Audio Review: Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo

We rarely cover in-car audio and despite the Munich High‑End show being surrounded by automotive excellence (there’s a car museum just opposite and it sits…

By Winding Road Staff | July 06, 2022
Gear Review: The Garmin Catalyst — The Best Lap Timer?

All-in-all, we really enjoyed using and reviewing the Garmin Catalyst Driving Performance Optimizer for HPDE/track day purposes.

By Peter Nelson | March 14, 2022
Often Overlooked, The Stories of The Fastest Women Now Told

Louise Ann Noeth’s work is a collection of candid images and stories of women involved in the infamous Land Speed racing and time trials. From the 1920s and beyond this is a truly unique look at the barriers broken on four and two wheels. By featuring key figures, moments and eras Noeth puts decades of work into an exciting and engaging piece.

By Guest Contributor | October 12, 2021
Speedplay vs. Shimano SPD Pedals – Which Is Best For Road Cycling?

We have previously outlined why road riders should seriously consider “mountain bike” pedals. Basically, MTB pedals are two-sided, which is an advantage riding in urban…

By Tom Martin | August 26, 2021
Why Road Cyclists Should Choose “Mountain Bike” Pedals

If you are a road cyclist, are road pedals better or are mountain bike pedals better?

By Tom Martin | August 12, 2021
By Tom Martin | August 04, 2021
By Tom Martin | July 27, 2021
The Greatest Value for the Lowest Price?

The best gloves to save some money.

By Winding Road Staff | June 30, 2021
The Best Headphones For Cycling

We did our work to find cycling-specific headphones. See if you agree with what we think!

By Tom Martin | June 24, 2021
Terribly Brilliant: The Van Moof S3 e-bike Review

Team: E-bikes are a phenomenal invention.

By Tom Martin | June 24, 2021
Pioneering Racing Gloves – A Racer’s New Best Friend?

Are these the best racing gloves ever?

By Guest Contributor | June 23, 2021
The Best Balaclava

The humble balaclava is a simple device, kind of like a fire-resistant sock for your head that doubles as a protector of your helmet lining.

By Winding Road Staff | December 11, 2020
Review: 2020 McLaren GT — The Hardcore Enthusiast’s Grand Tourer

The 2020 McLaren GT is a 70/30 split supercar-grand tourer, and what would happen if you asked a track enthusiast to create something more daily- and roadtrip-friendly.

By Peter Nelson | December 10, 2020
Gear Spotlight: Stand21’s Club Series 3 Head And Neck Restraint

Stand21’s Club Series 3 Head and Neck Restraint is now available at Winding Road Racing! Coming in at $379, it’s a bargain for racers looking for an FIA 8858-2010 certified head and neck restraint.

By Winding Road Staff | December 09, 2020
The Best Value in Forced Air Helmets: SA2020 HJC H70

At Winding Road Racing we’re often asked by folks to recommend an inexpensive, comfortable, and forced air-ready helmet. These customers often have fresh air systems in their enduro cars, or they do a lot of off-road racing, or just want forced air capability as an option for future upgrades.

By Winding Road Staff | December 03, 2020

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