POWER & PASSION

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Racing and Building

Akio Toyoda

As Akio Toyoda climbed the ranks at the automaker his grandfather had founded, he also embarked on a quest to become one of the Toyota Motor Corp.'s top certified test drivers and its top car critic. All the while, Toyoda pursued his life-long passion for racing. He continues that pursuit today. Photos by Hans Greimel

Racing and Selling

Rick Hendrick

Rick Hendrick's racing and retailing empires overlap, but are run separately.

Mobility Report

Driverless cars will redefine racing

In the early days of racing, it was questionable if a car could even cross the finish line. Vehicle engineering was still a new science, and completing a race in one piece was half the battle.

Carlos Tavares

With more than 500 races under his belt over 37 years, there's hardly an on-track condition or situation that Carlos Tavares hasn't experienced. Photos by Dmitry Kostyukov

Best Practices

LAcarGuy's racing videos strike a chord

California dealer Mike Sullivan, the self-branded LAcarGuy, has headed to the track to promote his Porsche of South Bay store. He's racing in a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport series and taking his customers along for the ride in his Weekend Warriors web video series.

Ikuo Maeda

Mazda's global styling chief puts his favorite creation, the MX-5 Miata, to the test on track day.

Racing and Design

Mark Reuss

Mark Reuss is a licensed road racer. It says something about what drives General Motors' head of global product development that he also created GM's Performance Division. We joined him on a recent trip to the automaker's test track in Milford, Mich. Photos by Photos by Greg Gorvath

Miscellaneous

Various Racers

Video

GM's Mark Reuss: 'Hooked' on fast cars

Mark Reuss, General Motors' head of global product development and a licensed road racer, reflects on his days at Indy 500 races with his father, Lloyd, a 35-year gm veteran. He also talks about a Friday ritual where he puts the company's upcoming vehicles through their paces. Automotive News reporter Nick Bunkley spoke with Reuss at GM's proving grounds in Milford, Mich., on May 5.

Mazda’s Ikuo Maeda: Create a racing culture

Ikuo Maeda, the executive officer of Mazda’s design division and an amateur racer, encourages his colleagues to race competitively so they can learn the “joy of driving.” He also talks about how his father, Mazda designer Matasaburo Maeda, and actor Steve McQueen in the 1971 movie “Le Mans,” inspired his career. Automotive News Asia Editor Hans Greimel spoke with Maeda at the Okayama International Circuit in Mimasaka, Japan, on April 2.

PSA's Carlos Tavares' racing 'addiction'

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares has more than 500 races under his belt over the last 37 years. He talks about how he caught the racing bug as a teen and how the sport intertwines with his role as a boss. Automotive News Europe correspondent Peter Sigal spoke with Tavares after the race at Dijon-Prenois motor racing circuit near Dijon, France, on May 6.