May 112012

Rachel Rupert Miss Coors Light 2010 NASCAR

She may also have the longest reigning title holder for this or any other pageant contest. According to the NASCAR website, Rachel Rupert started her reign on September 19, 2010, throughout the 2011 season. It’s now May 2012 and Ms Rupert remains as the title holder. Just sayin. This is a great gig for Ms. Rupert since she has deep roots in NASCAR according to a Daily Home interview.

Will Coors Light be holding another contest soon? She certainly looks great in a Coors Light racing jacket. And wouldn’t mind if she stays on for another year.

May 092012

Do you miss the days when the Sunbeam Tiger was in action? Or would you want to see the Porsche 944 racing again? Maybe you’re more of a muscle car guy. The Plymouth Barracuda. That car is always a treat. Same with the Shelby GT350 Mustangs. Cars that have been long gone but remain entrenched in our hearts.

VintageGP 1062

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Good news is that they’re still around. There are plenty of car lovers who maintain vintage sports cars as treasured collection and race them at the same time. Through the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), organized races are scheduled for fun, thrill, and pleasure. These races feature fast cars that haven’t come out of production line in many years. Exotic cars such as Alfa Romeo GTV, Aston Martin DB4, and Lotus 23B are often seen side-to-side with other cars from the past like the Datsun 240Z, AC Cobra 427, and other, now vintage, sportscars. It’s definitely worthwhile to wear your vintage racing jacket from your closet to fit in with the crowd.

KICBR 7-15 698

1971 Number 240 Datsun 240Z driven by Jim Lenehan in SVRA Class 8 (BP)

So check out the SVRA racing schedule. There might be a race scheduled near you.

Brad Keselowski Wins at 2012 Aaron’s 499

 NASCAR  Comments Off on Brad Keselowski Wins at 2012 Aaron’s 499
May 072012

Brad Keselowski captured the top spot in the #2 Dodge at the 2012 Aaron’s 499 in Taladega. He had won this race previously in 2009 driving a Chevrolet. Keselowski began the 2012 race at the 13th position.

050512_SUNDAY1_BC  693

Brad Keselowsk is sponsored by Miller Lite.

Kyle Busch in the #18 Toyota and Matt Kenseth in the #17 Ford rounded out the top 3 as 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

May 042012

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series completed the 9th race on the schedule at the 2012 Capital City 400 in Richmond, VA. The big winner was Kyle Busch in the #18 Toyota sponsored by M&M’s and Ms. Brown.

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Ms. Brown Toyota, leads Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 28, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia

Jeff Gordon drives the #24 DuPont Chevrolet through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#88 Chevrolet, National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew), Tony Stewart (#14 Chevrolet, Mobil 1/Office Depot), Denny Hamlin (#11 Toyota, FedEx), and Kasey Kahne (#5 Chevrolet, Farmers Insurance) rounded off the top 5.

May 032012

Many consumers see the Ford Fiesta as primarily an economy car. It’s a starter car, the type that you would get as a first car out of college. Why not. It is sporty. Looks chic in red. And gets great gas mileage. According to Edmunds review of the 2012 Ford Fiesta, this 4-cylinder, economy car can get up to 29 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway. It’s a very ordinary, non-flashy car, so to speak.

But in the world rally cars, however, the Ford Fiesta is a beast. A special version of this car called the Ford Fiesta RS WRC debutted in 2011 for rally car racing in competitions all over the world.

Ford Fiesta WRC

The RS WRC is powered by a 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine 1.6 L with turbocharged. With 6-speed sequential manual transmission, the Ford World Rally Team had already won various competitions with the Fiesta RS WRC including, recently, 46ยบ Rally de Portuga and 60th Uddeholm Swedish Rally.

May 022012

Valvoline is big on motorsports racing, often sponsoring NASCAR and NHRA events. They’re also active in Europe being involved in WTCC and other major racing events. But below are their best contribution yet. All from Flickr, I noticed that they have very attractive grid girls promoting the Valvoline brand.

I’m only posting 2 from a Las Vegas show by hightidetech. But click on the link for more of his photostream. Enjoy!



Here are more Valvoline grid girls on Flickr. Some could, no doubt, use a Valvoline racing jacket to cover up.

Apr 302012

I haven’t seen Mission Impossible: Ghosts Protocol, but apparently, there is a scene or two in there with Tom Cruise driving around in a Formula One car. Or that’s how I understand the following video, where Tom Cruise is fully suited in racing gear, including a Red Bull racing jacket, taking a Formula One car for a spin around Willow Springs circuit in California.


 Jackets  Comments Off on Welcome
May 062011