Around the Tracks: No-handed drifting, Renault wackiness and new NASCAR ground

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When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.

Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.

Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


How a Driver With No Arms Built a Wicked Drift Car – Chris Perkins, RoadTrack 

If you watch The Grand Tour, you might be familiar with Ostałowski, who made an appearance in the last episode of Season 1 in a drifting competition against Richard Hammond. Currently, he competes in the Polish Drift Championship Pro2 class. The Hoonigan guys caught up with him during a test session.

Read the full story here


CCotW: Renault BeBop MPV SUV (2003) – Karl Smith, Car Design News

The BeBop twins were never headed for production, but the research done in their creation would influence design in future models. The BeBop name would return in 2009 as a variant of Renault’s Kangoo CUV.

They’re funky in the best way


Hailie Deegan Makes NASCAR History By Being the First Woman to Score a Pole Position – Elizabeth Werth, Jalopnik 

It’s a good weekend to go out and carve out a little place in history. And that’s just what Hailie Deegan did when she laid down the quickest lap at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track ahead of the NASCAR KN Pro Series Star Nursery 100 race.

Check out the details here


Scooters will return to San Francisco, but Bird and Lime aren’t invited

After more than two months of waiting, San Francisco has announced that only two scooter companies are allowed to return to the city: Scoot and Skip. The news comes as a rebuke to hometown ride-hail companies Uber and Lyft, which are both expanding beyond cars in an effort to become one-stop mobility shops. It’s also a snub to startups Bird and Lime, which are the two largest shared-scooter operators in the world; each is valued at over $1 billion.

Melbourne has struggled with O Bikes, California is battling with dock-less scooters.

Here’s how it’s playing out


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