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EIGHT things we learned from the 2018 European Championship we could see again in 2019

As we head into the season opener of the 2019 European Championship in Mugello, which teams, which drivers, and which (hopefully) fascinating facts should be…
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11 fascinating facts from the 2019 Hankook 24H DUBAI

Car Collection Motorsport took Audi’s first outright GT win in Dubai since 2016, while Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing took Volkswagen’s second consecutive TCE win…
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On the grid with…Honda Civic ‘FK8’ Type-R

In 2017, Honda unveiled the most comprehensive overhaul of its vaunted hot hatch in two decades, and while it’s on-track debut in the 24H SERIES…
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Who am I? Raphaël van der Straten

VDS Racing Adventures has a storied history in motorsport, one its founder’s grandson – Raphaël van der Straten – is looking to continue.   Check…
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Former Le Mans-spec Ferrari F40 LM up for auction

This formerly-scarlet legend is expected to fetch upwards of $8.5 million. But that’s not what our man is focused on…
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Land Rover Canada celebrated 70 years with an (on-road) convoy

After a pleasant drive from Mississauga to Niagara-on-the-lake, Land Rover Canada president Wolfgang Hoffman explains why celebrating with fans and customers was the only way…
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FIVE insane rally jumps

Recently, the World Rally Championship voted this as the absolute most epic jump of the 2018 WRC season. A decision that was met with a…
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These guys just spent 500 hours building a Formula 1 car out of cardboard

And you thought YOU were fans of Formula 1… Check out the original post on driving.ca HERE    “Is it the Force India?” “What, the…
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About James

James recently completed a five-year stint in Dubai, working as a webmaster for motoring website Crankandpiston.com and later additionally as Publishing Editor of upscale car magazine EVO Middle East. During that time he road tested just about every supercar, luxury car and off-roader marketed in the region.

He met and interviewed many of his motorsport heroes and traveled extensively to race circuits, product launches and technical presentations across Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle and Far East.

As he built up his knowledge of mainstream and specialist marques, he broadened his driving experience and honed his syntax and writing skills by producing readable, informative and often humorous content for both online and print distribution.