Isn’t it beautiful? A fully restored Abarth 131 driven by Markku Alen in the 1978 World Rally Championship. For motoring journalists at Road&Track – and us rally nutters – this is a slice of heaven to see (and drive) rolling … Continue reading This is a heaven: fully restored 1978 WRC Champion Fiat Abarth 131
Jeff Zwart is a special person in the world of motoring and motorsport in the USA. His love of all things Porsche have been translated into a collection of some of the most beautiful German machines from Zuffenhausen, but it is his motorsport aspirations that appeal to Handbrakes & Hairpins so much. As a creative media guru, Zwart puts his professional know-how into motorsport. This is a video highly recommended from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014… And now from a “Drivers-Eye” camera… Now that your appetite has been whet, watch this videos from a selection of his previous … Continue reading Hill climbs are made special with Jeff Zwart and his Porsches
The Rally America National Championship competition heats back up after a two-month break at the Oregon Trail Rally on 02 – 04 May in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Trail Rally is the only three-day event on the Rally America National Championship 2014 calendar.
The event begins Friday evening with four stages of tarmac and gravel roads at Portland International Raceway (PIR). The continuous race action at PIR is a fan favorite with teams being easily accessible for photos and autographs prior to the start of the event. After the PIR stages, the event moves east towards Dufur and Hood River where teams will experience the much faster roads on Saturday and then the very technical gravel sections on Sunday. Continue reading “Rally America revs up for Oregon Trail Rally”
“Stage rally is where I always wanted to go when I was a kid. Watching WRC and seeing the drivers deal with all the different elements was something that reminded me a lot of motocross. In stage rally, it’s not … Continue reading The Spirit of Rallying is strong with this 1-99