February 2012

New IndyCar Spec Chassis is Making Progress

by John Oreovicz   After some challenging early testing, the new Dallara DW12 Indy car chassis is finally showing signs of progress. 

Dave Friedman Collection of Auto Racing Photos Now Available on Flckr

By Brian Wilson, Benson Ford Reseach Center, The Henry Ford In 2009, The Henry Ford acquired the collection of well-known photographer Dave Friedman. The collection documents over 60 years of automobile races and racecars across a wide variety of race types including Formula 1, Sports cars, Trans-Am, Can-Am and stock cars. Now, over 10,000 images from the collection are available for viewing on Flickr.

DeltaWing Racer Two Steps Closer to Reality

By John Oreovicz Tech-savvy racing fans have been eagerly following the progress of the DeltaWing project, which is set to make its competition debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June as the 56th entry reserved for new and unique automotive technologies.

"Racing Dreams": New PBS Documentary Film Highlights Three Young Racers

By Larry Edsall “When you are 11 or 12, your whole life is filled with people telling you what to do,” says 11-year-old Annabeth Barnes. “But when you’re racing you make your own decisions... You’re totally independent.” Barnes races go-karts. She is one of three young racers featured in “Racing Dreams,” a documentary film to be broadcast nationally February 23 on PBS’s POV (Point of View) series.