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From 14 MPH To 270 MPH: The History of Fastest

Since the invention of the first horseless carriage, mankind has spent untold fortunes in the pursuit of going just a little bit faster. Why? Because there’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned bar fight over whether Car A counts as a production car, or if Car B is really faster using a special setting. The way it works around here is simple: if in the car’s day, you could pick up the…

Lexus LC 500h: The Hybrid We All Want To Drive

Lexus has announced the full details on its 354-hp LC 500h coupe. When we heard that Lexus would build a hybrid variant of its LC coupe, we hoped it would feature the 5.0-liter V8. But while those two extra cylinders didn’t make the final cut, the hybrid drivetrain has some unconventional features that make it unique. Lexus’s Multi Stage Hybrid System combines a 3.5-liter 295-hp V6 with a 59-hp…

The Toyota “Stackable Wing” Flying Car

The idea of flying cars was introduced by sci-fi author Jules Verne and has adorned numerous covers of Popular Mechanics magazine ever since. There has been recent development in cars that fly, including a company that Google co-founder Larry Page invested in, but Toyota’s apparent toe-in-the-water raises some questioning eyebrows. The Japanese automaker has recently been awarded a patent it filed back in March 2014 that covers a “stackable…

The Ten Most Successful Race Cars Of All Time

At Fast Lane, we have had our share of races. Be it spec, time attack, formula, or chump car, we like to win. Today’s blog post has a few others that love to win. In fact, they pretty much destroyed their competition and redefined their sport. Below are the 10 most successful race cars of all time! 10.) Chevrolet Corvette C5-R The C5 was a return to form for…

Heartbreak at Le Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans holds a special place in our hearts. More than any other race, it’s a crucible in which new technology is forged, technology that’s directly relevant to the cars you or I drive on the road. And for 23 hours and 57 minutes, this year’s race belonged to Toyota Gazoo Racing, which put on a fine show with its pair of TS050 hybrid race…

Get Out And Drive: 2016 Lexus RC-F

Whether it’s a hotrod, stock classic or a modern machine, the community of car enthusiasts around the world knows how to make a statement with a set of wheels. As temperatures warm they appear from winter-long hibernations. Engines spark to life, exhaust bellows and gears engage. With a touch of the accelerator, they emerge from the garage ready to hit the street. Unless you’re down under, then you will…

How To Prepare Your Car For The Track

Now that you’ve signed up for a track day with Fast Lane Racing School, you need to prepare your car. The first course of action is to review the “Tech Inspection” form to gain a clear understanding of what it will take to make sure your car is fit for the track. The technical inspection for a track day are common sense reviews to assure us, the other drivers and…

Getting To Know Fast Lane

From start to finish, the front office to the instructors and track crew, we are here to make sure your dreams become a reality. Not only do we want to make sure you’re at your best on the track, we want to make sure you have the time of your life as well! One of the ways we do this is to have a top notch staff. We would…

Official Rules for Calling Shotgun

Memorial Day is upon us and we Americans do what we do best. Throw epic Bar-B-Ques and hit the open road! We at Fast Lane Racing School are a bit partial to the later(although, we cant say no to a juicy steak either) and have many road trips lined up for the summer. That being said, we often have similar issues as you when going on an epic voyage,…

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.

Perfectly tailored suits. The Walther PPK pistol. Martinis, shaken, not stirred. James Bond has left us with countless examples of iconic imagery, scattered throughout his illustrious and adventurous career at MI-6. However, none is more memorable than the choice of ride for the world’s most famous secret agent. Since Sean Connery first uttered those famous words, “Bond. James Bond.” we have been treated to everything you can imagine. From…

Cool things you will find at the Toyota Museum

The Toyota Museum in Torrance, CA houses a collection of milestone vehicles representing Toyota’s history in the U.S. It is valued at over $17 million, and includes a variety of vehicles dating from 1958 to present, as well as a considerable assortment of motorsports vehicles. Opening in January 2000, it is the only Toyota Museum outside Japan; the Toyota Automobile Museum is located in Nagoya, Japan. The museum is…

King of the Beach: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins the Final Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Alfonso Ribeiro won the 2016 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over the most accomplished field the annual charity racing event has ever seen. The roaring crowd witnessed the stunning performance by Ribeiro, who started the race in the 8th position and successfully avoided any collisions or walls to take the checkered flag. Ribeiro, now a four-time Toyota Pro/Celebrity winner (1994, 1995 & 2015), is best-known for…