car safety

A Tribute to Sid Watkins

Today, Formula 1 racing is the pinnacle of motorsports. Championship drivers are treated like gods, automobile manufacturers gain massive profits based on the outcomes of their teams (more specifically their cars) in the races, and most technologies in the car you drive has trickled down from years of F1 R&D. For almost 20 years, F1 racing has also been one of the safest motorsports in terms of casualty rate. Not a single driver has died in a Formula 1 race since the late great Ayrton Senna in 1994. [keep reading]

Putting it into Park: Weekend Linkage

Happy Friday! If you’re going shopping this weekend, good luck because it will probably be a gauntlet. If you decide to ride out the weekend at home, perhaps these auto links will be of interest to you.

Changfeng Rhombus Ugly Chinese Car Image

China’s car contributions to the world are slightly cool, weird but mostly ugly

The 2011 Mojo Motors Blog Gift Guide highlighting all the best gifts for car peeps is here

Nissan is going buck wild with electric cars and premiered 5 electric concepts in Tokyo

A new study finds fat kids are safe in normal-sized car seats

Read the worst towing stories from Boston, MA

Car and Driver’s 10 best future used cars


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