Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CAR FYI: Acura TLX GT Realtime Racing Car at 2014 Motorexpo Toronto

2014 Acura TLX Realtime Race Car

Premiering for the public at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Acura TLX GT gave a purposeful preview of the future road car. Underneath the premium styled body panels of the TLX GT, a twin-turbocharged version of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, nine-speed transmission and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), the TLX GT has been developed for entry into the Pirelli World Challenge sports car series. Acura Motorsport's GT category machine will be fielded by long-time brand partner Realtime Racing.

Planning for a competition debut on the streets of Detroit, Acura Motorsports and Realtime Racing has delayed the scheduled launch of the race car in order to refine the reliability and performance of the sedan.

The video below contains the Acura TLX GT show car at June's Motorexpo 2014 in the heart of Toronto.

Bentley Continental GT3 Pirelli World Challenge Car at 2014 Honda Indy Toronto

Photo Credit: Chris Nagy

The Bentley Continental GT3 is taking part in its inaugural season in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge series' GT category. Fielded by Dyson Racing and piloted by veteran road racer Butch Leitzinger, the radical twin-turbocharged V-8 powered luxury car made its first street race appearance at the Honda Indy Toronto event.

For the 2014 Honda Indy Toronto race weekend, the Dyson Racing Team Bentley organization experienced mixed results. During race one on Saturday, the Bentley Continental GT3 driven by Butch Leitzinger finished 19th overall after being caught in a turn three accident on lap 19. Sunday's second race concluded with a much more favourable result crossing the line in ninth place.

Below is a video of the Bentley Continental GT3 car undergoing Friday preparations in Toronto.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, July 20, 2014 - A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about the death of James Garner:

"All of us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are saddened by the passing of James Garner. He was a true friend of the Indianapolis 500 and his passion for the event, for the sport, and its fans made his many appearances at the race something to look forward to each year. As a three-time pace car driver for the 500 (1975, 1977 & 1985), Garner was also a skilled driver and will be remembered as one of the first true celebrities to be given the honor of leading the field of 33 to the green flag. Our thoughts and prayers are with Garner's family, friends and fans." 
Message shared by Indianapolis Motor Speedway