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Game Review: Forza Motorsport 6

Game Review: Forza Motorsport 6

While the team behind the Gran Turismo series continues to work from a mystery playbook that doesn’t appear to emphasize timely releases and the rest of the competition continues to struggle to achieve parity, Turn 10 Studios’ Forza franchise has become the gold standard for console racing simulators. That sentiment was further bolstered by the release of Forza Motorsport 5 alongside Microsoft’s new Xbox One console in November of 2013, a title which set the bar for audio and visual fidelity, challenge and true-to-life physics higher than any console title before it.

By Winding Road Staff | September 08, 2015
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Game Review: Forza Horizon 2
Game Review: Forza Horizon 2

Let’s start by getting one important thing out of the way: though it may look a lot like Forza Motorsport 5, Forza Horizon 2 is not a traditional racing simulator. However, Forza Horizon 2 builds upon both the first game in the series as well as the newfound abilities of the Xbox One to create an interesting hybrid of an open world driving game and a hardcore racing sim that has the potential to appease both casual gamers and racing simulator fans simultaneously.

By Winding Road Staff | September 29, 2014
book, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Film Lookbook: The Art Of Racing In The Rain
Film Lookbook: The Art Of Racing In The Rain

It’s not too often we get to see motorsports as a major part of the plot in film these days, but after tons of anticipation, the best-selling book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, debuted as a comedy-drama in theaters back in August 2019. Recently while watching the film, we got to thinking: there are a lot of products on display at the racetrack that we are quite familiar with!

By Winding Road Staff | January 02, 2020

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Book Review: Making It Faster

Making It Faster, by Dan Binks and Norm DeWitt is, in a way, three racing books in one. That assessment is usually damning with faint praise and would reflect a lack of focus. But in this case, we found the results quite charming and compelling.

By Winding Road Staff | April 12, 2017
Book Review: Total Competition by Ross Brawn and Adam Parr

If you like books that give an “inside look” on racing, you’ll probably like Total Competition. It mainly discusses Formula One, but the discussion happens between two very high level recent participants.

By Winding Road Staff | February 22, 2017
Book Review: 111 Porsche Stories That You Should Know

This is a very engaging book about the people and cars of Porsche written by New Zealander Wilfried Muller. There are hundreds of Porsche books, but this one is distinguished by an easy-to-read, easy-to-look-at format.

By Tom Martin | January 24, 2017
Game Review: Forza Motorsport 6

While the team behind the Gran Turismo series continues to work from a mystery playbook that doesn’t appear to emphasize timely releases and the rest of the competition continues to struggle to achieve parity, Turn 10 Studios’ Forza franchise has become the gold standard for console racing simulators. That sentiment was further bolstered by the release of Forza Motorsport 5 alongside Microsoft’s new Xbox One console in November of 2013, a title which set the bar for audio and visual fidelity, challenge and true-to-life physics higher than any console title before it.

By Bradley Iger | September 08, 2015
Epic Events You Can Drive: One Lap Of America

One Lap Of America is a set of driving competitions mixed with a non-competitive road trip. It starts and finishes in South Bend, IN, from whence you drive 3245 miles during the week to compete at tracks in Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and back home again in Indiana. There are 18 planned track events, of which 13 are time trials on road racing circuits. There are three drag races and two skid pad events. Scoring is based on overall ranking (not time) in each event. Since you need to drive (transit) between events, One Lap is for street legal cars. There are 13 classes. For our report on OLOA we engaged the eyewitness team of Tracy Ramsey and Jason Cange (Team Blenderblaster), who ran this year’s event in a 2012 Nissan 370Z sponsored by Winding Road Racing. The 370Z fits into SSGT2 (cars under $50k) Big Bore (engines over 3.5 liters). Up against Corvettes, Mustangs and Challengers, you would think they would be at a disadvantage. But, as we know, what you think and what actually happens can be different once the rubber hits the track.

By Guest Contributor | May 19, 2015
Game Review: Project CARS

As gaming hardware becomes more sophisticated and simulator setups more elaborate, our expectations for racing games that are touted for their realism have grown to leave little room for compromise. Additionally, racing titles that see release for both PCs and gaming consoles often lean toward the latter in terms of accessibility and, in turn, are fundamentally compromised as simulators.

By Winding Road Staff | May 11, 2015
Game Review: Forza Horizon 2

Let’s start by getting one important thing out of the way: though it may look a lot like Forza Motorsport 5, Forza Horizon 2 is not a traditional racing simulator. However, Forza Horizon 2 builds upon both the first game in the series as well as the newfound abilities of the Xbox One to create an interesting hybrid of an open world driving game and a hardcore racing sim that has the potential to appease both casual gamers and racing simulator fans simultaneously.

By Bradley Iger | September 29, 2014
Cross-Country In A Tesla Model S

Tesla’s Model S is one of those products that transcends the barriers of normal physical existence to become a cultural phenomenon. Perhaps it is a low-grade phenomenon, but it has become a phenomenon nonetheless. With a product like this, a lot of people have opinions about it and many are interested in how it works. A lot of journalists also write sometimes semi-stupid things about it adding to the confusion we’re accustomed to in daily life with the result that urban myths develop that are simply wrong (bet you’re not surprised) but are also plausible enough to increase confusion further.

By Tom Martin | May 23, 2014

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