Articles By: Brian Trainor
Brian Trainor is young, but has more experience than most 21yr olds with automobiles. Born in the Motor City, Detroit, he grew up in a family of Ford Motor Company employees, and was surrounded by cars since day one. Now living in Orange County, CA he attends college and looks to obtain his degree in Communications with an emphasis in marketing. He also will recieve his Real Estate license later this year. Brian brings a fresh young crowd to AutoTalk and has a focus on motorsports. He works alongside drivers in Formula D Drift, US Rally Cross and also does his own photography for these championship series. Brians favorite smells are burnt rubber and racing fuel.
Enjoy this on board and in-car perspective with Rhys Millen as he attacks Pikes Peak in the unlimited division in his Hyundai PM580. Although, he did not achieve his goal of being the first man to break 10 minutes he did put together a very impressive run. With a time of 10:09:242 Millen will be [...]
June 30, 2011 marked the opening of the new record setting largest bridge in the world. The 26.4 mile, 110ft wide, bridge connects Qingdao with an airport built on a nearby island, and with the flourishing industrial city of Huangdao. The Y-Shaped bridge cost over 10 Billion Yuan, equivalent to $1.5 Billion. Although the bridge [...]
Go Squirrel Go! The Ultimate Lamborghini event was recently held at California Speedway and this furry friend is going viral. Scampering along across the track in front of a Lamborghini coming in at over 150mph this guy has some major cajones. Enjoy!
The ever-so-famous ten minute barrier has fallen at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb thanks to Japanese hero Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima. Nine Minutes and fifty-one seconds to be exact. Crushing his previous record of 10:01. We caught up with Monster as he returned to the bottom of the hill to get his thoughts. Rhys [...]
Nine Minutes and fifty-one seconds. That’s how long it took Japanese Pikes Peak legend Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima to climb the treacherous Pikes Peak highway yesterday. He is now the only person to ever break the 10 minute barrier that has haunted this hill for ever. We will catch up with a post-race video tomorrow with [...]
The bottom section of Pikes Peak was where the unlimited cars found themselves this morning battling it out for not only practice, but qualifying as well. The fastest time gets to chose if he or she wants to go first or last, and on Pikes Peak those few minutes mean the difference in snow or [...]
Wednesday, Kia Motor America announced the signing of NBA All-Star Blake Griffin to a multi-year, multi-million-dollar, contract that will place him as the spokesman. If you remember back to February, Griffin stole the show at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest when he “leap frogged” over the 2011 Kia Optima. This was the start of a [...]
Practice on Pikes Peak’s Top Section was on the agenda today for the world’s top drivers in the unlimited and 2wd classes. Rhys Millen and his Hyundai Powered PM580 set the pace for the unlimited class edging out Paul Dallenbach and his 1300hp by just over one second. Five-time champion of the unlimited class at [...]
It was a cold, early, start today here at Pikes Peak where the world’s best drivers compiled to be the fastest up the mountain. Today was the first of three practice days; Only allowing drivers to test on the middle section of the track, where this year is 100% paved. 3:30am was the calling. The [...]
That’s a wrap on the first season of Global Rally-Cross. After a full day of official results being reviewed after a collision at the finish line, the results are in. Two-time WRC world rally champion Marcus Gronholm took home the win. Despite an epic collision at the finish line around the final turn Tanner Foust [...]