Not a full car, but the Orbital Engine Corporation, LTD, was, through to the late '90s, pushing a glorified 2-stroke engine that was never able to overcome the 2-stroke's inherent emissions problems at a time when the first priority of automakers was reducing emissions to meet government standards. They came, they… » 10/21/14 11:56am Yesterday 11:56am

The green flag is at the station AFTER the incident, which is per protocol - they had not yet deployed the safety car (single standing yellow + SC board all around the track) and were handling the Sutil car under a local yellow, following standard protocol. The station upstream is showing waved double-yellow (per FIA… » 10/06/14 11:39am 10/06/14 11:39am

Not just Japanese, though it helps. My '99 F350 has 336k on the clock, original engine, never opened up, replaced trans with Ford reman at 228k (6 years ago). Aside from that trans, no major repairs. Just keeps running. Oh, and yeah, it's a 7.3L diesel, which helps. » 9/25/14 5:15pm 9/25/14 5:15pm

Guess what? Red flag call comes from the race director. The F&C workers had the the appropriate flags out (double waving yellow in the case of FIA flagging rules because the cars were in an impact zone even though they were not on the racing surface itself) and several corners already had the surface flags out as the… » 9/22/14 5:03pm 9/22/14 5:03pm

Because Ford needed something to show California they were seriously *trying* to meet that state's ZEV sales requirements (that were later suspended/rescinded). Note that CA didn't require automakers to *offer* ZEVs, they were intending to require automakers to ensure a percentage of *sales* in that state were ZEVs.… » 9/12/14 10:43am 9/12/14 10:43am