2017 SEMA Show Recap

2017 SEMA Show Recap

Every year we make it a point to venture up to Las Vegas, NV to attend the annual SEMA Show, 2017 was no different. 

2014 Gallardo Super Trofeo

2014 Gallardo Super Trofeo

This has been the most exclusive car we have shot to date and The Function Factory team was grateful for the opportunity to work with this incredible race car.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas First Look

2018 Volkswagen Atlas First Look

Whether it's a camouflaged test mule, a preproduction model, or even a strange import. There's something special about making that rare sighting and knowing 90% of other drivers never even notice. Lucky enough, that was us for a day! 

How The Arizona Car Community Honors The Fallen

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How The Arizona Car Community Honors The Fallen

Two days before Memorial Day while catching up and brainstorming, Charles had the idea to make a video. 

The next morning, I woke up to a million Facebook notifications and the news we would be filming that night. Charles is about as integrated as one could be in the local car community so all it took was a Facebook post and some hype to get everyone in on the idea. 

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PAGENAUD WINS INDYCAR PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

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PAGENAUD WINS INDYCAR PHOENIX GRAND PRIX

On Saturday night, 32-year-old Frenchman Simon Pagenaud drove away with the checkered flag at the 250 lap Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ. Team Penske drivers led all 250 laps of the race. This Phoenix Grand Prix victory marks Team Penske's 450th win, their 189th series victory, their 100th win in open wheel racing on an oval, Simon Pagenaud's 10th win overall, and his first win on an oval.

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CASTRONEVES TAKES POLE WITH TRACK RECORD SPEED

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CASTRONEVES TAKES POLE WITH TRACK RECORD SPEED

On a day with 30 mile per hour wind gusts through the late afternoon, the buzz around Phoenix Raceway (Avondale, AZ) was about whether the Verizon Series IndyCars would be able to safely navigate the evening’s qualifying session. But the winds relented and Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) piloted his Chevy powered Verizon car to pole position, breaking his own track record in the process.

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RYAN NEWMAN TAKES NASCAR CAMPING WORLD 500

RYAN NEWMAN TAKES NASCAR CAMPING WORLD 500

Ryan Newman earned first place driving the No. 31 Chevrolet during the NASCAR Camping World 500 at Phoenix Raceway after staying out late with worn tires and riding a final restart with two laps remaining to the checkered flag. 

BACK TO SCHOOL: FIATS AT BONDURANT

BACK TO SCHOOL: FIATS AT BONDURANT

Dodge Vipers line the entrance of the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. They seem ready to strike at any moment. Meanwhile, menacing Dodge Hellcats stare you down.

IMPORT FACE OFF PHOENIX 2017

IMPORT FACE OFF PHOENIX 2017

Gear heads flocked from all corners of Arizona recently to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix for a day of test n’ tune, drifting and a glittering car show, all part of the Import Face Off, an innovative lifestyle event highlighting non-domestic brands since 2001. 

THE CASUAL 2017 CONCOURS IN THE HILLS

THE CASUAL 2017 CONCOURS IN THE HILLS

Set on the lawn surrounding one of the world's tallest fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the fourth annual Concours in the Hills has established itself as a casual event that bears little resemblance to the formal “white glove” affairs with which it shares part of its name.

BEHIND THE WHEEL: INDYCAR OPEN TEST AT PIR

BEHIND THE WHEEL: INDYCAR OPEN TEST AT PIR

After two days of testing at Phoenix International Raceway, here is what IndyCar drivers have to say: 

“Overall, it’s really great to be back in the car. We spent some time at Phoenix working in a few different directions, and you can’t take too much away from the times because the whole field is working on different things. The hhgregg boys looked good on practice stops, Bryan (Herta) and I are getting along great and we’re learning some things about the car. Not a bad start to the season so far.”

PIR WELCOMES INDYCAR AND CRASHES DURING TESTING

PIR WELCOMES INDYCAR AND CRASHES DURING TESTING

JR Hildebrand returns to a full-season this year with Ed Carpenter Racing and claimed the honor of the best lap at 193.234 mph (19.0401 seconds) in the No. 21 Fuzzy's Vodka Chevrolet. The lap was better than the track record established last year by Helio Castroneves, however, Hildebrand's lap is not considered an official record because it did not take place during qualifications or the race. 

BEHIND THE WHEEL: LENO DRIVES INDYCARS AT PIR

BEHIND THE WHEEL: LENO DRIVES INDYCARS AT PIR

An upcoming segment of "Jay Leno's Garage" put the comedian and former "Tonight Show" host behind the wheel of an INDYCAR Experience single-seat car at Phoenix International Raceway during IndyCar test sessions with instruction from Scott Dixon, four-time IndyCar Series champion.

PIR ANNOUNCES 'MODERNIZATION' PLANS DURING INDYCAR TESTING

PIR ANNOUNCES 'MODERNIZATION' PLANS DURING INDYCAR TESTING

Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet and a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, became the “Speed King” at Phoenix International Raceway last year when he won the Phoenix Grand Prix's pole position by setting a new track record lap speed of 192.631 mph and a two-lap average of 192.324.