EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

When the team at The Speed Journal was invited to the world-famous Peterson Automotive Museum in January to celebrate a new exhibit about racing driver, inventor, and team owner Dan Gurney, we were thrilled to celebrate such an extraordinary life. At…

It is difficult to say, but in some cases a car is simply better with less power. Sometimes a motor is so good it outperforms the chassis it was put into. In the case of the 2017 Grand Sport Corvette, Chevrolet realized that a dialed-back Z06 would a…

Classic Auto Show

The automotive scene in Southern California doesn’t slow down, even during the months where the majority of this country experiences what some refer to as “Winter.” Sunny SoCal provides a much-needed respite from the blustery temperatures, as t…

Driver’s Series Helmet

treme Xperience has an interesting business model: exchange a few dollars for a couple of laps behind the wheel of today’s latest supercars. The cost of getting on track with almost any car normally requires “cubic dollars” before one even roll…

Driver’s Series Helmet

Sometimes, the only cure for the winter doldrums is getting back behind the wheel of a race car. With 2017 fast approaching, nothing sounded more appealing than a relatively warm winter day spent ripping around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Skip…

Mazda Prototype

$240,000,000. Say it out loud: Two hundred and forty MILLION dollars. That’s more than the GDP of some small nations. What significance does this figure have, you ask? It is the estimated budget of Audi’s LMP1 program for 2014. Breathing on a P1 …

As the Francis collection began to grow, our Executive Editor Jeff Francis and his father Ben decided it was time to seek a new restoration project. Being that Ben had an affinity for Ford Mustangs, it was decided that only a Shelby would satisfy the…

1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible

Hunting for the “right” project car is never an easy task. Even with the entirety of the internet at one’s fingertips, it takes a lot of due diligence (and a bit of luck) to score the perfect candidate. For some, the adventure lays in the hunt …

The mid 1980s were an interesting time in the collector car world. Barns everywhere were littered with “old” cars long past their expiration date. This was a time in which restorations were exceedingly difficult; we were yet to have the burgeonin…

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The Driver’s Series scours the world to find and explore compelling driving experiences for anyone with a driver’s license and passion for speed. We send our resident driver Jeff Francis to get behind the wheel and report back to Speed Journal readers to ride along virtually or become inspired to take on the driving experiences themselves. Are you involved with a driving experience that should be featured on The Speed Journal? Do you have a driving experience suggestion for The Speed Journal to investigate? Please contact us.