This past weekend marked the conclusion of the 2015 Pikes Peak Speedweek, and what will go down as the most successful and largest half-mile side-by-side roll racing event in the world: the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, in our own backyard at the Colorado Springs Airport!
Breathtaking. That was our purest response upon seeing this high-tech machine at Ford’s new Palo Alto location. We’d seen it in person at Detroit of course, but this meeting would prove to be a much more intimate experience.
Technology continues to consume the automotive world at a frantic pace. Today, the entry-level vehicles we drive are safer than they’ve ever been, and instead of being appreciative, we’re pissed when a $25,000 car’s infotainment system doesn’t have the same effortless UIs as our $700 iPhones. We bitch about it on web forums, nod emphatically when consumer websites badmouth systems that took years and millions of dollars to develop and put way too much weight on infotainment when it comes time to car shop. When did vehicle satisfaction start hinging on a Bluetooth connection?
Each week we sift through all the automotive content we uncover on Revvolution.com, our social channels, and through direct submissions to determine the week’s Top Automotive Photography Candidates. We then present this selection to our audience through our social channels for your vote. Every Monday we tally the votes and add the winning selections to the Weekly Top 10 Social Automotive Photography article.
Remember the days when going 225 in the half mile was f*cking insane? We do too and feels like it was years ago! And it was. We were going through our archives and stumbled across this gem that we never released and with Airstrip Attack 8 this week, we think it's time we showed the world. Enjoy this piece back from 2013 when Underground Racing reigned supreme with a new world record at 224.9 MPH established by Stacey Barnett.