As of July 1, all vehicles pre-1997, will be banned from them streets of Paris, France, as well as motorcycles made before 2000, during the work week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., without any restrictions on the weekends. This ruling is in an effort to cut emissions and help cut down on pollution.
Anyone caught driving an older vehicle outside the appropriate times will face a fine from a modest 35 Euros to a whopping 450 Euros, or USD $45-$511. The new rules represent some of the toughest restrictions on drivers introduced by a European City.
The ban will affect up to 30,000 vehicles currently registered in Paris and will be affect people with lower incomes the most. Paris’s political structure has argued the case and helped it achieve greater acceptance. It may be a jolt for older vehicle owners, but Paris seems to be ready for the change in air quality.
Receiving interest from not only Australia, but from all over the world, a group of Southwest Aussies along with three additional car enthusiasts, will embark on a glorious 10,500 kilometer record setting trip that will cross 4 states, 1 territory, 3 time zones and 8 deserts all in 24 days, set to begin on June 16, 2016. The drivers have dubbed the journey the “Subaru Extreme 8 Deserts Challenge.”
According to trip leader, Garnet Allwright, the group is unaware of anyone ever doing this journey all in one trip. Additionally, participants will only be driving one brand: Subaru. “Having been on countless trips to the outback,” Allwright said, “I sometimes wished I had a lighter vehicle, especially when you need to dig them out. Not to mention that Subaru’s are so easy to work on and are ultra reliable.”
It may seem like an unlikely vehicle of choice to some, but those who have driven a Subaru off-road, or
Three time British Rally Championship winner and James Bond movie stunt driver, Mark Higgins, is absolutely destroying the four-wheel lap record around the Isle of Man TT Course driving a highly modified Prodrive built Subaru WRX STI.
In the first of four attempts, Higgins had already set a new lap record completing the course in 17-minutes and 49.75-seconds which translates to his average speed being 126.971 mph. This dominates over his previous standard set in 2014 of 19-minutes 15.88-seconds with an average speed of 117.51 mph.
After his outstanding record breaking run Higgins said, “I’ve only had one practice run so I am over the moon to do that on only my second lap and there’s definitely more to come from me because I am learning every time I go around the track, and there is a little bit more to come from the car as well.”
Higgins and his Prodrive built Subaru WRX STI are scheduled for further
It appeared that Tanner Foust’s perfect season would remain untouched after dominating early heats once again, but when all was said and done, it was Patrik Sandell who would take the top spot at the Red Bull Global Rallycross final in Dallas Texas on June 4 2016. When the lights turned green, Tanner Foust and Scott Speed drag raced down the front stretch into turns one and two. Foust barely got ahead by a nose, but went wide in the following tricky right hander due to having to much speed. Patrik Sandell saw the hole between Foust and Speed and snuck on through with Steve Arpin following. With his move into first Sandell had the prefered line into the Chicane and powered through it and never looked back. Behind Sandell a battle was now brewing Arpin came out of the chicane second with Speed in third and Foust following close behind. With a quick joker lap
Traditionally, the first Saturday of the month marks the Cars and Coffee gathering at Gainey Village in Scottsdale, Arizona. Temperatures in Scottsdale reached 118 degrees, but that didn’t hinder the shows attendance in the slightest.
Junes first weekend car show attracted over 150 cars, showcasing the typical array of high-end, super, sport and luxury cars, such as the Ferrari, Lamborghini, various Porsche models and the GT-R.
The triple-digit summer heat didn’t hinder spectating attendance either as hundreds showed to catch a glimpse of their favorite cars.
On the biggest motorsports stage imaginable, Alexander Rossi picked the perfect day to make unimaginable history before a sellout crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a worldwide television audience tuned in.
The 24-year-old Californian and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie literally coasted across the finish line to win the epic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Driving the No. 98 NAPA Auto Parts Curb Honda, Rossi stretched his last tank of fuel over the final 36 laps around the hallowed 2.5-mile oval, running dry of Sunoco E85R as he entered Turn 4 on the final lap.
The car’s momentum was enough to carry Rossi across the finish line 4.4975 seconds ahead of teammate Carlos Munoz. In the process, Rossi became the 10th rookie in Indianapolis 500 history to win the race.
“I have no idea how we pulled that off,” a stunned Rossi admitted in Victory Circle after drinking and then pouring the celebratory bottle of