Tesla Model 3, model X and model s in the exhibition hall of the newly opened Tesla experience center
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Factory Backed Motorsports Program Conspicuously Missing

Factory backed motorsports programs are often the offspring of a young automotive manufacturing company. Ferrari and Porche went racing in their early days, as did Mini. Of course, the American manufacturers have done the same on and off through the years. Even Fisker and Rivian have established a racing presence. Interestingly, Tesla doesn’t have a motorsports program. The electric car …

Ford Crown Victoria row of cars
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Top 10 Cop-Chasing Video Game Cars

Car racing video games have come a long way since the early days of Atari arcade systems. Gran Trak 10 was cutting edge back in the early ’70s with a steering wheel and pedals used to control the driving functions. In the ’80s, Namco introduced the gaming world to race car simulators with Pole Position. Today’s action-packed video games feature realistic …

Honda Unlimited Ridgeline at 2018 Baja 500
Tips, Tricks & Trends

A Brief History of the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 off-road desert race is one of the most dangerous off-road races. Ever. It’s claimed lives and countless vehicles. It’s a rite of passage for many drivers, racers, and adventures. There are several classes from motorcycles to pickup trucks. And it’s raced over about 1,200 miles of desert trails on the Baja Peninsula. …

a red, white, and blue CBR1000RR-R sport bike racing down the street
2 Wheels

The New Honda Fireblade Is Actually Coming to America

The all-new Honda CBR1000RR…-R Fireblade SP is coming to American motorcycle showrooms as a hulked up 2021 model of the familiar Honda CBR1000RR sport bike. There were apparently not enough Rs for this speedster––so Honda added more. Honda Powersports advertises this designated factory racer as “everything but the factory contract.” Named the Fireblade––presumably alluding to …

KTM rider Cooper Webb rides to victory
2 Wheels

Cooper Webb’s KTM 450SXF Dirt Racer

Cooper Webb finished 2019 strong, earning the season title for Monster Energy Supercross. He’s still on the rise in the 2020 racing season––poised as the only rider with a fighting chance against current points leader Eli Tomac. Today we see if he rides his KTM 450SXF factory race build to victory. Webb could take the …

Roczen riding his CRF450R
2 Wheels

Ken Roczen and his Honda CRF450R Dirt Bike

German-born Honda Racing Corporation team hero Ken Roczen is a Supercross warrior. After a daunting broken arm sustained in a dirt bike crash at the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Championship at Anaheim, Roczen was sidelined due to his brutal injury. About a year later, the former Red Bull KTM rider was injured again while riding …