Heartbreak at Le Mans

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 cars. But racing can be a cruel, cruel sport—and this year was crueler than most.

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Get Out And Drive: 2016 Lexus RC-F

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 be getting your ride ready for hibernation, longing for next summer. For us car enthusiasts, the automobile is more than just a form of transportation to get from point A to point B - it's a way of life. It’s exhilaration of the vehicle’s torque pushing you deep into the seat as you dart from one apex to the other, and the roar of the throttle as you open it up on that long straight, there is nothing like it. It’s just you and the open road, who wouldn’t love it?

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How To Prepare Your Car For The Track

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 yourself your car is in proper working condition.  In the event you are unsure of your vehicle’s condition, any good repair facility can help you determine if any work is necessary before a track event.

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Getting To Know Fast Lane

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 like for you to get to know us a little better, so we’ve decided to introduce something new. Interviews with our instructors! First up is one of our Lead Instructors, Steve Staveley!

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Official Rules for Calling Shotgun

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, especially when traveling together. One of the biggest issues we seem to come across is who gets to ride shotgun. Its a common problem. And while calling Shotgun may seem like fun and games, but just like in the days of covered wagons, there are serious responsibilities that come with the sacred privilege of occupying this seat. So we decided to give you the Official Rules of Riding Shotgun. May the best passenger win!
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No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.

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 American muscle to British classics, and everything in between, there are few types of cars, or vehicles in general for that matter, that James Bond hasn’t piloted. Here is a selection of some of Bond's best cars, with no decade left untouched.
 
“Do you expect me to walk?”
 
“No Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.”
 
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Cool things you will find at the Toyota Museum

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 open to the public, with reservations required. To schedule an appointment, contact Susan Sanborn at 310-468-8726 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. With the coporate move to Texas, it isnt clear how long the museum and its collection will stay in Southern California, so make sure you check it out soon! Here are a few of our favorites!

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

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 his role as ‘Carlton’ on “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Ribeiro, who is the new host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” had the fastest lap of the day with a time of 1:42.102.

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The Last Hurrah: The 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

The Last Hurrah: The 40th Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

It's a bittersweet moment for us here at Fast Lane. On the 40th anniversarry of the Toyota Pro Celebrity Race, Toyota announced that it would be their last. and while we are sad to see it go, we are excited to bring you one last, incredible race. Not just any celebrities mind you, but ones that have risked it all before and come out on top

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Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 Racer Debuts With New Twin-Turbo V6

Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 Racer Debuts With New Twin-Turbo V6

With the 2016 World Endurance Championship kicking off in less than a month, Toyota has just unveiled its newest Le Mans Prototype racer. Forget the Prius, this is the hybrid that we want in our garage. Replacing the TS040 Hybrid Racecar from last year, Toyota is introducing the TS050 Hybrid, which will take on other LMP1 Hybrid racers from Porsche and Audi. This is the third car Toyota has built for the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class, and this is the car that carries the hopes for another season championship.

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