27th Annual Haltech World Cup finals – Day-1

Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA,  2nd November 2023: It’s November, so all teams are headed to Maryland Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland, for the 27th annual Haltech World Cup Finals. The five-day event started on Wednesday with tune and test and will continue until Sunday, November 5th. Over three hundred racers from several countries will compete against each other. There are also two […]

Supercar Madness TT Circuit (Car Show)

TT Circuit, Assen The Netherlands 29th October 2023:402 Automotive closed its Dutch calendar with the traditional Supercar Madness car show, combined with the VRM final races for the Supercar Challenge, BMW M2, Mazda MX5, and Ford Fiesta Cup. Supercar Madness car show attracts several car enthusiasts as it is known for being an exhibition for Europe’s most extreme and rare […]

100% Auto Live 2023

Ahoy, Rotterdam The Netherlands 21/22 October 2023:Forty thousand car enthusiasts found their way to Ahoy last weekend for the eighteen editions of the 100% Auto Live (Former 100% Tuning). This car show changed its name, shape, and organization in the last two decades, but not its location or date (always in October). For this year’s edition, 402 Automotive selected more […]

Speshi Racing Team is Back!

Santapod UK/Zwolle, The Netherlands 20th October 2023: Santapod Raceway was again host to another Straightliners event. Straightliner organization organizes straight-line events, drag racing, and motorsport for anything on wheels, from motorbikes to supercars. The focus lies on beginner racers. It’s also a moment for several veteran racers to do their last testing before the winter period. The weather gods were […]

Behind the Steering Wheel of the Lexus NX450h+

Groningen, The Netherlands 16th October 2023: Lexus introduced the NX in 2014 as a Mid-size or MIDI SUV. Almost ten years later, Lexus rejuvenated the NX by giving the second generation a new design, platform, and engine. And thus bringing it on par with modern tastes and ensuring its future for the coming generations. Auto Drenthe Groningen Group allowed us […]

GoJapan 2023 (Louwman’s Toyota World)

Louwman’s Toyota World, Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands: With a twenty-degree forecast without rain, all petrolheads found their way to Louwman’s Toyota World. The temperature in the early morning was cold, but as soon as the temperatures started to rise, so did the car enthusiasts. Seven thousand visitors (7500 in total) and over two thousand cars (over twenty car clubs) paid Toyota […]

Winner Circle Deutscher Motor Sport Bund DRP Championship

The 2023 Deutscher Motor Sport Bund Drag Racing Pokal or Cup (DSMB DRP) has ended, with fewer races this year than usual (only three rounds instead of five. One in June, One in July, and one in August). There was no room for error! This year’s champions are Frank Romer, Maurice Heller, Gerd Habermann & Stephan Blauwitz. Text Benjamin Wefer […]

Nitrolympx 2023 [Day-3, Eliminations]

Hockenheim-ring Germany 27th August 2023: It is Sunday, which means that it is time to race! Some teams had an easy night, and others were busy repairing or making the final modifications. The weather conditions remained the same as previous days, cloudy and dark. Besides a light rain shower during the midday break, it was dry, and the track was […]

Nitrolympx 2023 [Day-2, Qualifications]

Hockenheim-ring Germany 26th August 2023: Qualifications continue at the Rico Anthes Quartermile Raceway at Hockenheim-ring. Competitors had two qualification sessions to improve yesterday’s time and position themself on the top of the list (This brings the total to four qualification rounds for the FIA and three for the sportsman classes). Races started around 10 o’clock, and like yesterday, the first […]

Nitrolympx 2023 [Day-1, Qualifications]

Hockenheim-ring Germany 25th August 2023: After three rounds in northern Europe (Santapod UK and two at Tierp Arena Sweden), all themes travelled to the Rico Anthes Quartermile Track at Hockenheim-ring for another Nitrolympx Weekend. Nitrolympx is the penultimate race before all teams travel back, to Santapod (UK) for the European Finals. Races didn’t start until noon due to a rainy […]